Cross of Jesus

Cross of Jesus – The Cross Of Jesus can mean a lot of things. We know of the Cross where Jesus died to save us from our sin. #Cross

Cross of Jesus

Cross of Jesus - The Cross Of Jesus can mean a lot of things. We know of the Cross where Jesus died to save us from our sin. #Cross

After seeing Billy Grahams My Hope for America in Spring of 2014, it got me thinking more about The Cross. So I figured I would make a blog post what the cross is and what it means. (As you can see, it’s 2020, I now comply a list of things in this blog post). Check out his video on The Cross.

We know that the Cross is convicting. It brings conviction when we see. It should make us repent, turn away do a 180.

The Cross is where everything changes including our address. Without the Cross, we would be doomed for hell. But Jesus died on the Cross to save us and give us eternal life. He also will give us a gloried new body.

Check out this acronym for Cross.

The Cross is Also powerful. Just think of the power it has. Jesus could have easily came off the Cross, but He endured. He endured more than anyone else ever did on the Cross. The most cruelest form of death at that. He took our sins after all.

“I could never myself believe in God, if it were not for the cross. The only God I believe in is the One Nietzsche ridiculed as ‘God on the cross.’ In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? I have entered many Buddhist temples in different Asian countries and stood respectfully before the statue of the Buddha, his legs crossed, arms folded, eyes closed, the ghost of a smile playing round his mouth, a remote look on his face, detached from the agonies of the world. But each time after a while I have had to turn away. And in imagination I have turned instead to that lonely, twisted, tortured figure on the cross, nails through hands and feet, back lacerated, limbs wrenched, brow bleeding from thorn-pricks, mouth dry and intolerably thirsty, plunged in Godforsaken darkness. That is the God for me! He laid aside his immunity to pain. He entered our world of flesh and blood, tears and death. He suffered for us. Our sufferings become more manageable in the light of his. There is still a question mark against human suffering, but over it we boldly stamp another mark, the cross that symbolizes divine suffering. ‘The cross of Christ … is God’s only self-justification in such a world” as ours….’ ‘The other gods were strong; but thou wast weak; they rode, but thou didst stumble to a throne; But to our wounds only God’s wounds can speak, And not a god has wounds, but thou alone.”

John R.W. Stoutt

The Cross is offensive. People take offense in the cross. I think that is because it is convicting. It is just like this one giant cross in Caryville, TN. It is offensive to many atheist groups who want this cross down. Get this! This cross is next to an adult store.

The Cross demands sacrifice. We must take up our own cross and follow Him daily. The Cross frees us of us our own self. To not be selfish, we must sacrifice something. It also means giving to others. God gave us His best! His Son! God gave us His All!

You will even see people carrying cross as a way to witness to people.

The Cross is Love. The reason Jesus endured the torment of the Cross is because of Love. Love is what kept Jesus up there. God loved us that much. He sent His own Son to die for us. John 3:16

The Cross is also re-mindful. Whenever we see a Cross, it reminds us of the sacrifice that God did for us. To save us from our sins! Up near Tazwell, TN and Middlesboro, KY there are crosses. This one has a message of Get Right With God.

There is Victory in the Cross. This is where Jesus won the victory over death and sin. Death has no hold over us, those born again. Check out this blog post on 8 things Jesus accomplished on the cross.

Which also reminds me of the song by Passion with David Crowder called My Victory.

A cross meant to kill is my Jesus victory

Passion – My Victory

Check out the movie Last Ounce of Courage

Also, check out the movie Do You Believe.

Check out this blog post from my buddy, Justin Breeden, The Foolishness of the Cross.

We always here a saying, “The Way of the Cross Leads Home”. That is reminder our home is not here on Earth, but in Heaven with Jesus. So the Cross does lead us home.

Oh yea, some people have a fear of the cross, called Staurophobia.

I love it when you see coke displays in the shape of a cross. Usually you see this around Easter.

I have blogged a lot about the Cross over the years of this ministry.

What does the Cross mean to you?

Your comments are welcome! Feel free to share what the Cross means to you.

Easter Blog Posts

Below is a list of blog posts that relate to Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

Easter Blog Posts
Easter Posts Easter Blog Posts Complete Blog Post List for Easter
  1. 1 Cross, 3 Nails, 4 Given Church Sign
  2. 8 Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
  3. A-Z of Easter, The
  4. Amber Alert: Jesus Christ is Missing
  5. Arise My Love by Newsong
  6. Ascension
  7. Ash Wednesday, Day of Ashes
  8. Body of Christ
  9. Breakfast Pizza
  10. Broken Egg
  11. CEO Christians Church Sign
  12. Cracking the Tradition of Hiding Easter Eggs
  13. Create and Hide Unbreakable Easter Eggs
  14. Cross Acronym
  15. Cross of Jesus
  16. Cross Tree
  17. Dogwood Tree
  18. Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt
  19. Dye Eggs with All Natural Ingredients
  20. Easter celebrations in the era of social distancing
  21. Easter Egg Trunk Hunt
  22. Easter Finger Puzzle Printable
  23. Easter is Canceled
  24. Easter Lilies Can Kill A Cat?
  25. Easter Monday
  26. Easter Story Snack Mix Printable
  27. Easter Sweet Treats Makes Easter Special
  28. Easter Symbols
  29. Easter Trees
  30. Easter Word Search Printable
  31. Egg Rolling
  32. Empty Egg
  33. Forgiveness
  34. Free Easter Printables
  35. Good Friday
  36. Happy Easter “Resurrection Day”
  37. Hiding Easter Eggs
  38. History of Easter Bonnets
  39. Holy Monday
  40. Holy Saturday
  41. Holy Thursday
  42. Holy Tuesday
  43. Holy Wednesday
  44. Hot Cross Buns
  45. If Jesus Had An Obituary
  46. Importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  47. It’s Not About the Bunny Church Sign
  48. Jelly Bean Face Mask
  49. Jelly Bean Prayer Printable
  50. Jesus Shows His Scars
  51. Lazarus Saturday
  52. Legend of the Donkey’s Cross
  53. Legend of the Sand Dollar Printable
  54. Legend of the Three Trees
  55. Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight
  56. Life Savers
  57. Make Easter Eggs Last
  58. Maundy Thursday
  59. Meaning Behind Easter Lilies
  60. No Bones About It – Jesus Is Alive!
  61. Palm Sunday
  62. Passover
  63. Resurrection Bracelet
  64. Resurrection Rolls
  65. Searching for Christ
  66. Shrove Tuesday
  67. Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus
  68. Snoopy & Woodstock Easter Face Mask
  69. Snoopy Easter Face Mask
  70. Son of God Movie Review
  71. Spy Wednesday
  72. Stay-At-Home Spring Printables for Kids
  73. Sweating Blood Prayer
  74. Telelestai
  75. That’s My King Dr. S.M. Lockridge
  76. Trail to the Empty Tomb
  77. Truth About Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
  78. That Tomb Is Still Empty, Easter Story Told by Two Kids
  79. Unique Easter Traditions from Around the Globe
  80. What if the Resurrection Happened Today
  81. What’s So Good About Good Friday?
  82. Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
  83. Woodstock Easter Face Mask
  84. Words of Forgiveness by Saving Darkness
  85. You, Sin, Christ – A Simple Illustration
  86. You’ve Been Egged Printable

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