The well-known American preacher, Reverend RG Lee was visiting the holy land many years ago. And the first place he wanted to go was to Gordon's Calvary. It's that place where some believe that our Lord Jesus was crucified, perhaps you've seen pictures of it, it looks... It looks like a skull. Well, when Reverend Lee got to Gordon's Calvary, he wanted to climb to the top of the mountain, but his guide said that they could not do that, but Lee insisted and so they climbed than when they got to the top of Mount Calvary. Reverend Lee takes off his hat, and it becomes strangely silent, and after a few moments, the guide asks Reverend Lee, he says, Excuse me, sir, have you been here before? And Reverend Lee said, Oh yes, yes. I was here 2000 years ago. Well, you know that in saying that Reverend Lee was talking about, the gospel good news, that when Jesus was crucified, we were crucified with Him, and all of our sin, all of our guilt or shame our judgment nailed to the cross with Jesus. I love the old spiritual that we sing on Good Fridays. Were you there when they crucified my Lord? And of course, the answer is yes. Yeah, yes, we were there with Jesus, which means that we were there with Jesus when God raised Him up from the grave.
Today, I wanted to reflect on scripture with you that wonderfully expresses what we were remembering on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The scripture is Galatians Chapter 2, Verses 19 and 20, where the Apostle Paul writes, I have been crucified with Christ.
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