Posts Tagged ‘ Cross ’

VerseD: Luke 23:38

There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”
Luke 23:38, ESV

Our Lord was mocked, yet the mockers did not realize the truth they either stated or misunderstood.
Likewise, Christians receive the same treatment, but we know they are truly attacking and mocking Christ and still missing the truth of His redemptive work on that cross.

VerseD: Philippians 2:7-8

but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Philippians 2:7‭-‬8, ESV

Jesus is, always has been, and always will be God. Yet, He ignored the honor due Him to die for our forgiveness and redeem us from His wrath.
Likewise, through Christ we are adopted children of God, yet we serve our fellow humans to show them God’s grace.

VerseD: Jeremiah 17:7

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.”
Jeremiah 17:7, ESV

All of our hope, peace, and strength come from God. He has given us more than enough reason to trust Him, most notably by the cross of Christ.

VerseD: John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13, ESV

God set the example. Jesus called us friends if we follow Him, and that means sacrifice and pointing people to the truth of our need for salvation.

VerseD: Luke 9:23-24

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”
Luke 9:23‭-‬24, ESV

Do not think you life will not change following Christ. We are expected to conform to His image and live lives of sacrifice.

VerseD: Philippians 2:8

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Philippians 2:8, ESV

God put Himself through torture and death to free us from sin and wrath.
Are we willing to empty ourselves and humbly obey God?
Can I love my neighbor with Christ’s sacrificial love?

VerseD: Psalm 126:5

Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!
Psalm 126:5, ESV

Before the cross, we lament our sin.
After the cross, we worship our God for His grace and love.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 1:18

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18, ESV

Do not try to convince someone of the truth of the Gospel. Share the truth. Even give evidence.
We merely share the Gospel.
Let the Holy Spirit change their minds.

VerseD: Hebrews 12:2

looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:2, ESV

What is faith? Jesus is the source. Without the cross and resurrection, we have no basis for faith.

Christ’s faithfulness gives us faith.

VerseD: Romans 3:23

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Romans 3:23 ESV

We are all equal before God. No one is without shame, but all are welcome at the foot of the cross where redemption is found.