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Scripture at Sunrise 4.2.2010

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”  -1 Peter 2:24

The Beautiful, Terrible Cross

There is a beautiful terrible cross
Where though You committed no sin
Savior You suffered the most wicked fate
On the cruelest creation of men
 
Yet on that beautiful terrible cross
You did what only You could
Turning that dark inspired evil of hell
Into our soul’s greatest good

We see the love that You showed us
We see the life that You lost
We bow in wonder and praise You
For the beautiful terrible cross
 
There on that beautiful terrible cross
Though darkness was strong on that hill
You remained sovereign, Lord, still in control
As Your perfect plan was fulfilled

We gained the riches of heaven
Jesus You paid the horrible cost
We stand forgiven and praise You
For the beautiful terrible cross
For the beautiful terrible cross
 
In the cross, in the cross
Be my glory ever
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river

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[as performed by Selah]  (Todd Smith, Tony Wood, Chad Cates) Curb Congregation Songs (SESAC) / Five Crowns Music (adm. by Curb Congregation Songs) (SESAC)/ New Spring Publishing (ASCAP)/Row J Seat 9 Songs (ASCAP)/ Upper Cates Music (ASCAP).  All rights for the world on behalf of Row J, Seat 9 Songs and Upper Cates Music administered by New Spring Publishing. All rights reserved.  Used by permission. International copyright secured.

Scripture at Sunrise 4.10.09

“But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.”  -Isaiah 53:5 (You are encouraged to read Isaiah 53 today.)

It is Good Friday.  One blogger deemed today “GREAT Friday” and it certainly is!  Without Christ’s death, we would have to take our own blame, bear our own wrath and die for our own sins.  BUT GOD…thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 

The cross should constantly be in our view, not just once a year.