Crucifixion was intended to erase those who were subjected to it from history. Forgotten and not worth remembering. Yet one individual who was crucified is not only remembered, but has defined history. What made the difference for that one individual? Resurrection. From Fleming Rutledge. It should therefore be affirmed with no ambivalence or ambiguity whatsoever: …

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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 …

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The resurrection life is central to Christian experience, but the resurrection life derives its meaning in the completed work of the cross. From Fleming Rutledge: What then is the resurrection? It is the vindication of the crucified One. The resurrection doesn’t cancel out the crucifixion as if it were only a passing episode to be …

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Fleming Rutledge observes that the execution method which Jesus suffered was one that was carried out upon those guilty of a particular crime against the state. His execution marked him as an enemy of the state. It served as a warning to any who might resist its authority. This is the means by which Jesus …

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