What happened that Friday on a Roman cross 2,000 years ago?
Hidden in this mystery are treasures just waiting to be discovered. You can discover the most valuable treasure you could ever find in your lifetime. This treasure is Jesus Christ and His awesome love for you.
You can begin to experience this genuine love through the information presented in this book. Unfortunately, most of us go through life without realizing the depth of God's passionate love for us, a love so great that He would rather die an excruciating death than live in heaven without you. If you only knew how much He desires to have a personal relationship with you and how much He wants you to be with Him for eternity. The gateway to realizing the depth of God's love is by comprehending the meaning of Christ's death on the cross and that He died there personally for YOU.
But has the mystery of the cross of Christ been difficult for you to understand? It was for me. At one point in my life, I used to think that it was just a tradition handed down to us by the church without relevance for our generation in the 21st century. One day I had a life-changing encounter with the God of the Bible and suddenly began to see things in a whole new light. Since that time, during my 40 years of being a Christian, the Holy Spirit has given me insights into the meaning of Christ's death on the cross, and my book Treasures from the Cross is the result. I have written this book because I am eager to help you discover its deeper meanings, just as I did and not only to help you discover them, but to encourage you to go beyond the discovery to obtaining them and living a richer Christian life because of them, and ultimately enjoy fellowship with Christ forever.
Why did the Father send His only Son to this earth? Why did Jesus endure such incredible, horrific suffering? What did God hope to accomplish? Christ desires that we understand this expression of His great love for us and that we comprehend the spiritual wealth He has lavished upon us through the cross of Christ. Jesus Christ paid the highest price possible to secure for you the greatest treasures of all. Do you know what these treasures are?
Uncover 16 precious spiritual gifts that are already yours as a believer but may remain hidden from you. Now imagine receiving a very lovely present and when you unwrap and open it, to your surprise, you find many individual smaller gifts beautifully wrapped inside. Similarly, the treasures from the cross are contained in the person of Christ. But imagine leaving some of these gifts unopened. Who would do that? Yet this is what many Christians do with the gifts of Christ. For whatever reason, they fail to open, or understand, all the treasures Jesus has obtained for them on the cross. As a result, because of this ignorance of all the victories He has won for them, they experience defeat and frustration in many areas of their lives.
Although Jesus has already purchased these costly gifts for us, they are not automatically ours. A gift can not be earned. We can only accept or reject it. Indeed, is any gift truly ours until we receive it? These wonderful treasures do not become ours until we receive Christ. Jesus Christ purchased incredible spiritual wealth for each one of us. These treasures that Christ paid so dearly for are the most expensive love gifts you will ever be offered. Jesus wants you to understand these marvelous gifts so you can respond to His love and obtain them. How many gifts are you aware of that Jesus bought personally for you? These hidden treasures from the cross lay waiting to be discovered.
In addition to getting a greater insight into the depth of Christ's love, you will also obtain a better comprehension of God's ways, ways so much higher, different, and foreign to our human way of thinking as He provides salvation for a sinful human race. And finally, you'll gain a greater understanding of what exactly Jesus accomplished for you by His death and resurrection. Of all the vast knowledge that you can obtain in this Information Age, these are the most valuable truths that you could ever know in this life because of their eternal ramifications.
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