We have to be careful when we come to the cross of Jesus to not just view it and two seconds later push it aside as if it was a trite event. It must command our utter attention. It must captivate us not just this morning, but every single day. For everyday we lay it aside and treat it as a humdrum event, an unexceptional/ordinary incident not worth our meditation or time, we wander from what it is that makes us so different. We wander from the life-giving source that changes us from the inside out. We wander from what propels us to be salt and light to this world.
This is part one of a two week look at the cross and the effects that cross has on the life of a believer.
I. Jesus SUFFERED so that we might be FREE
II. Jesus was MOCKED so that we might be LOVED.