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The most momentous and inconceivable event in the history of man is the crucifixion of Christ—the death of the God-Man. That God would become man in order to die is a thought that does not compute. It can only be known because of Revelation and must be believed because it is Revelation.

The death of Christ was because of sin, and it is for salvation. On the one hand, it is the terrible display of God’s wrath; but, on the other hand, it is the supreme manifestation of His grace. It reveals His hatred of sin and His love for those He has chosen.

To seek insight and knowledge of the event is to lose oneself in the pursuit of mystery; to ponder the mystery is to be embraced by the fact that the death of Christ is for specific individuals—it was for me that He died.

With this grasp of the cross, or to be grasped by the cross in this manner, the inevitable question surfaces: Why me? And the lack of an answer leads the believer to contemplation and worship.

Consideration will be given to the following topics:

        The Divine Necessity


        The Lord's Supper

        Prayer in Gethsemane

        Peter's Denial



        Seven Sayings

        The Passion of Christ

        The Lamb



        The Shedding of Blood



        Ransom for Many

        The Extent of the Atonement

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