Scripture: John 15:13– :1, Colossians 2:15, Philippians 2:6–11
What happened that could so radically transform the cross from a symbol of death to a symbol of life?
3 New Realities
- 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.
- By paying our debt, Jesus transformed the cross from a symbol of defeat and oppression to a symbol of freedom and victory.
- 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.