Sup. Evang. Kemi Ogunsan, shepherd at CCC, Promised Land (Ile Ileri) Cathedral, South Italy District Headquarters, Verona, has a message of the cross for you and I this morning. The banking and finance graduate who has since jettisoned that for the pulpit says Jesus’ death on the cross has shown us the great love of God to humanity.
Here is what he said, “There is no message in the world today like the message of the Cross. There is no saviour in the world without a Cross and bearing the sins of the whole world. The Cross is central to Christian faith and is the great, unimaginable, magnificent, unconquerable, unchangeable, matchless and timeless truth.
It is the greatest thing that has happened to humanity in that it is a symbol of the atonement for the human race. The victory of Jesus over death brings the believers to be delivered from the penalty of sin and death. His death brought us redemption from the power of curse. (Galatian. 3:13)
If Jesus no longer heals, no longer saves, no longer casts out demons, then we have a Jesus who is no longer “Christ,” for that is the very meaning of the title and name Jesus Christ. He is “the same, yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). The Cross reveals to us the character of God, the great love God has for the entire human race. Every problem or situation that may be facing you has been delivered unto Christ and He nailed them onto the Cross. You and your family are totally relieved of debt, trouble, despondency, financial crisis, loneliness, bondage, sickness, tribulation, oppression and stress. You are totally favoured and blessed in Christ Jesus this Easter and always. Have a wonderful Easter. Shalom!!!”