Resources on Cross of Christ

The Life-Giving Resurrection of Jesus

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The Christian’s entire life rests upon Jesus’ real bodily resurrection from the dead. Our security does not depend upon us, but on Him who promised to keep us. His resurrection guarantees that He is able.

The Hardened Warriors: The Soldiers (Good Friday)

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The Thieves – Salvation is Free

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If God’s perfect Son had remained distant and not drawn near to us, there would be no means of forgiveness for our sins. The story of the thieves gives us hope by demonstrating their experience of God’s love and mercy.

The Condemned Sinner – Barabbas

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The story of Barabbas and the angry mob demonstrates how quick we are to follow the crowd and discard God. But in Jesus’ cross, we are free from the punishment and condemnation we deserve.

The Worldly Skeptic – Pilate

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If we seek man’s approval, we will never find God. The desire to please people will keep us from God’s grace offered in Jesus.

The Self-Righteous Hypocrite – The Priests

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Jesus urges us to understand the difference between a person who is superficially moral and a person who is spiritually alive, between a person who ACTS righteous before men and a person who IS righteous on the inside.

God’s Remedy For Sin

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Our sins are killing us. We must look to Jesus in faith in order to live! This daily consecration to the Lord places us in a position to receive God’s gracious provision.

The Frailty of Godly People

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The very same hardships that God designs to grow our faith can also destroy our faith when we grow frustrated. Frustration places us in great spiritual danger because it destroys our faith in God. Frustration tempts us into unbelief, but our unbelief dishonors God and disconnects us from His divine blessing.

Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)

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This month marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and we are taking some time to focus on the doctrines of the Five Solas that emerged during this time. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches about the importance of Sola Gratia (Grace Alone). God’s grace is God’s undeserved, unearned favor upon sinful man through the atoning death of Jesus.

The Offense and the Opportunity of the Cross

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The central message of Good Friday is this: Jesus died to rescue us from our sins. In this Good Friday message, Pastor Ritch teaches from Matthew 27:22-54, about four truths of the cross to help us receive God’s grace in Jesus Christ.