|The Magnificent Magnet - #8244|
|A Life That Matters - Radio Program|
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
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Well, it’s that time when tens of thousands of people repeatedly descend at one time, from all directions on these cylindrical structures with beautiful green grass inside. They’re called Major League baseball stadiums. They’re like these giant magnets, with invisible power to pull in all these people from all over to this one spot.
I’m Ron Hutchcraft, and you know, there’s a spot like that that’s been drawing literally millions of people for centuries. People who come away transformed. It’s the place the famous preacher Charles Spurgeon called “that magnificent magnet.” It’s the Cross of Jesus Christ.
Now, you don’t go there physically; it’s a journey of the soul. But there’s something very hard to resist about what the hymn writer called “that old rugged cross.” Jesus said it would be that way. Speaking of His impending death on that cross, He said: “I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself” (John 12:32 ).
I can understand people rejecting Christianity the religion. We’ve made our share of mistakes. But when Mel Gibson made the “Passion of the Christ,” he stripped away 2,000 years of Christianity. It took us back to a time before there were any steeples, or creeds, or churches, or denominations. And he took us to the central core of it all–the only Son of God allowing Himself to be butchered on a cross for us. ”Christ died for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15:3 ) the Bible says. It is a love so deep, so beyond anything anyone else can give us, it melts our hard heart; it makes us say, “I need this Jesus.”
If you know Him, make much of the cross with those who don’t. If you don’t, this Easter season come to this cross. Be forgiven. Go to our website. There’s a lot more about how to begin with Him there…ALifeThatMatters.org.