As the people of God gather week by week, the cross is rightly central; however that centrality rightly observed brings many other truths into view and into focus.
And only the cross can bring them all together, enable them all to be understood, and communicate our need of God’s grace.
From Fred Sanders.
The Cross reminds us of the entire sweep of salvation, and the sweep of salvation reminds us of the infinite love of God. When we see the cross, we recognize instantly that it stands for the death of Jesus, which stands in the center of the perfect incarnate life and glorious resurrection of the eternal Son of the almighty Father. It’s never the Cross by itself but the Cross as the center. Christian faith knows this: It knows to emphasize the Cross. But emphasizing it means lifting it up for special notice, never isolating it.
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