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April 7, 2019 Speaker: Jay Pound Series: Journey to the Cross

Scripture: John 15:13–:1, Colossians 2:15, Philippians 2:6–2:11

What happened that could so radically transform the cross from a symbol of death to a symbol of life?

3 New Realities

  1. The cross became the ultimate proof of God’s love (Jn. 15.13).
    • By going willingly to the cross, Jesus transformed the cross from symbol of Roman violence to a symbol of God’s great love for us.
  2. The cross became the place of God’s victory over sin and evil (Col. 2.15).
    • By paying our debt, Jesus transformed the cross from a symbol of defeat and oppression to a symbol of freedom and victory.
  3. The cross became the proof that Jesus is worthy (Philp 2:6-11).
    • Jesus’ faithfulness even unto death transformed the cross from a symbol of Caesar’s power to a symbol of Jesus’ Lordship.

Take Home Idea: Jesus sacrificial death transformed the cross into a symbol of God’s love and victory, and the proof that Jesus is worthy of our undivided worship and allegiance.

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