2414 cross, centrality of

2414 cross, centrality of

The death of Jesus Christ on the cross is central to the Christian faith. Through the cross and resurrection of Christ, God achieved the redemption of believers and brought hope to the world.

The gospel as the “message of the cross”

1Co 2:2 See also 1Co 1:17-18,23; Gal 3:1

The cross redeems from the curse of the law

Gal 3:13 See also Ro 6:14; Ro 7:4; 2Co 5:21; Gal 2:19-21; Eph 1:7; Eph 2:13-16; Col 2:13-14; Tit 2:14; 1Pe 1:18-19

The cross brings reconciliation and justification

Ro 4:25; Ro 5:10 See also Ro 5:8-9; 1Co 15:3-4; Eph 2:16; Col 1:20-22

The cross destroys the power of Satan

Col 2:13-15 See also Jn 12:31; Jn 14:30; Gal 1:4; Heb 2:14-15; 1Pe 3:21-22

The cross as a stumbling-block or offence

1Co 1:22-24 See also Gal 5:11; Gal 6:12

The cross unites believers with Jesus Christ

Ro 6:4-7 See also Ro 6:2; Ro 8:36; 1Co 15:30-31; 2Co 4:10-12; 2Co 5:14-15; Gal 2:20; Eph 2:14-16; Col 2:20; Col 3:1-3; 2Ti 2:11

The cross as a symbol of discipleship

Mt 16:24 pp Mk 8:34 pp Lk 9:23-24 Php 2:5-8 See also Mt 10:38; Lk 14:27; Jn 12:23-25; Ro 8:13; Gal 5:24; Gal 6:14; Eph 5:25-26; Col 3:5; 1Pe 2:21,24

See also

2321Christ as redeemer
6510salvation
6614atonement
6676justification
6684mediator
6712propitiation
6716reconciliation
6720redemption
6752substitution
7317blood of Christ
8114discipleship

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