Stand Alone Sermon
The world believes that there are many ways to approach God and spend an eternity in heaven other than through Jesus Christ. However, according to the Bible, there is only one way to the Father, and that is through the Son. God, by His own nature, cannot, and will never, approve of sin. All of humanity bears the curse of sin that was inherited from Adam. The law, God’s standard of perfection, is unattainable because of our sins. The only way we can hope to approach holy God is to be made righteous before Him. That way, through the Son is by means of the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross. Christ, the perfect sacrifice that satisfied the wrath of God against you because of your sin.
But what if Christ never went to the cross and died for your sins? Think about that for a moment. Without the cross, your sins would not be forgiven. Without reconciliation for your sins, your destiny, according to God’s standard of perfection, is an eternity in Hell.
The cross was the only way. A perfect sacrifice shed in blood, is the only remedy for the curse of our sin. Only because of Jesus Christ, because of the cross, we now have victory over sin, and thus an inheritance forever with Him in Heaven. Without the cross, this would never be possible.