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Cries From The Cross

A Journey into the Heart of Jesus

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

“Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” The obvious answer to this question is no, since the crucifixion took place centuries ago. However, Pastor Lutzer argues that we were, in fact, there—for it was on the cross that we were redeemed.

The heart of Jesus is revealed through His last words on the cross. Through the exposition of these sayings, Pastor Lutzer helps us to better understand the words of Bonhoeffer: “it is not before us, but before the cross that the world trembles.” 


Sermon 01

His Wounds, Our Healing

February 11, 2001

Christianity is the only religion that has a God with wounds.

Sermon 02

A Cry Of Pardon

February 18, 2001

Jesus began and ended His earthly ministry in prayer. And His last prayer on Earth were the words of our own deliverance. 

Sermon 03

A Cry Of Assurance

February 25, 2001

The two thieves crucified with Jesus represent the division of the human race: those who look to Christ for salvation, and those who don’t.

Sermon 04

A Cry Of Compassion

March 11, 2001

The closer we get to the cross, the more sense of responsibility we should have, and the better we should see ourselves.

Sermon 05

A Cry Of Anguish

March 18, 2001

Jesus suffered hell so that you and I can enjoy heaven.

Sermon 06

A Cry Of Suffering

April 1, 2001

Imagine the Creator of the oceans and seas and rivers being thirsty.

Sermon 07

A Cry Of Victory

April 8, 2001

Whatever the Father gave Jesus to do, Jesus finished it.

Sermon 08

A Cry Of Submission

April 15, 2001

Jesus sets the example of how we should die: in the presence of God and with the protection of God.

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