Theme: The cross-God's
solutions for man's problem.
"Years I spent in
vanity and pride
Mercy there was great and
grace was free
The congregation had risen to its feet and hundreds of voices blended together in song, filling the sanctuary with the timeless story of Calvary, the cross, and the crucified Savior.
As I joined my voice with
theirs, I thought of how many years ago it was when I first heard that
story told to me. It had moved me deeply back then and even as I sang
about it in that old hymn of the church, I was moved again in my spirit.
It's a simple story that even a child can grasp and yet it's so profound
that even the angels of heaven have not yet fathomed it's depth of
Today, I want us to hear
Matthews version of that precious old story again, as it is recorded in
the gospel bearing his name. As we hear it told, it is my prayer that
Calvary's crucifixion scene will once again come alive to us, and that our
hearts will be touched one more time by
1 D. B. Towner, Wm R. Newell