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Outward Visible Sign

An Outside CrossJesus' cross was an outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible act of God. It was the means of forgiveness from sin for every person who in penitence asks. This was known as a sacrament in the language of the church. Jesus' bloody death on the cross (or crucifixion) was sacramental. One man's supreme sacrifice for his friends was made available to those who love him over many generations both in previous ages and in the future.

Deep Inner Peace

CalvaryEverywhere, and in every age, on turning their hearts to Jesus Christ, people arise from their knees cleansed because of what happened many centuries before at the cross. Forgiveness and peace flow from the crossroads of time in 33 AD to wash over the believer in whatever era he or she may be because of Jesus' actions at Calvary.✞

In Jesus Death

Slopes of CalvaryHow can the blood of Jesus, crucified so long ago, be relevant to anyone today? As Matthew 27.46 tells it, as Jesus is nailed on the cross, he groans, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" In that eternal electrifying instant, Jesus knew the awful agony of separation from his heavenly Father as he bore our sins.✞

Sacrificial Work

Illuminated CrossJesus' cross stands as the ageless symbol of the curse on all sin and the Savior who bore that burden in our place. In Revelation 1.5-6 we read that Jesus "has freed us from our sins by his blood." By his sacrificial work he "has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father." He is God's faithful witness who represents his people. We only know God because of Jesus and because of Jesus death upon the cross.✞

"Jesus Cross Sacrament"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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