There Never Was a Pulpit Like the Cross

On a horrible hill in full view of the sinful, hateful world the sweetest, most gentle lamb of God was brutally butchered to redeem all of us who should have been crucified. I don’t know of an act that proclaims “I love you,” more than that precious and abhorant image. The innocent died for the vilest who would and will ever live.

That act proclaims the greatest love that has ever been. It offers the greatest mercy ever bestowed. If forever calls a lost and dying humanity to come back to the God who loves them. Preachers cannot find a way to express the profound ramifications of this benevolent act of a kind and merciful God. We can only point to it and remind people what happened on that cross.

One of my favorite songs ever sung by Gary Miller and Vocal Union is “There Never Was a Pulpit Like the Cross.” These lovely words express an unchanging truth that we need to hear and proclaim to every person in every place under God’s sun!

“Oh, there never was a pulpit like the old rugged cross
And there never was such a meeting place as Calvary
There never was a greater lesson preached on love by mortal man
And there never was a pulpit like the cross.”

Words and music: Sam L. Sullivan © 1984 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)

I point you today to that scene where Jesus hung between earth and sky, beaten, bloody, broken yet triumphant. He won the great battle for freedom from sin forever. In His final words stand a proclamation of the finality of the work of God in redeeming mankind. “It is finished.” Will you let this great gift go unreceived in you life? Please don’t. Surrender to the master in obedience to Him.

Satan Shoes vs. Gospel Shoes

Have you purchased your Satan Shoes? You better hurry because there will only be 666 pairs of the first run.

How sad, but not surprising that the Satan has used popular culture to try to sway people to his way. He’s done this for centuries. Using not just popular culture, but media, entertainment, the ability to do commerce and every other device he can get his hands on.

I think the profoundly terrible aspect of all of this is that while Satan’s lies have marched around the world, we as Christians are stammering to put on our shoes.

Jesus told us to teach the gospel to every creature. But, seems we’ve left that to the preachers and missionary types. We comfort ourselves by saying, “that is not my gift.”

Some of the loveliest words in Scripture were penned by Isaiah and quoted by Paul. “How beautiful are the feet of those that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things” Romans 10:15. They are beautiful because of the work they have done in bringing the greatest news anyone has ever heard. Again, Paul tells us that we must have our feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel. We must go where Satan has gone and it is not going to be easy, pretty or safe. So take up the whole armor of God including that great sword of the Spirit that can change people from lost to saved, from satan server to Christian.

Will you not tell others the cheerbringing words of Christ?