The Glory of the Cross

Our sermon today from John 17:1-5 is looking at Jesus’ prayer, asking the Father to glorify the Son in the hour of the cross so that the Son can glorify the Father.  The cross is the moment that most makes the glory of Christ known.  I used this quote pulling from an article by Jeremy Treat from Christianity Today on The Glory of the Cross.

“The Cross also becomes the fulcrum upon which the logic of the world is turned upside down. Shame is transformed into glory, foolishness into wisdom, and humiliation into exaltation… At the Cross, we see God’s justice through the judgment of sin, God’s love through the forgiveness of sinners, God’s power through his defeat of Satan, and God’s wisdom in his upholding of holiness yet making a way for sinners. Christ’s death is the ultimate, “Thus sayeth the Lord.” It reveals the glorious harmony of God’s multifaceted character. The Cross is the crossroads of everything we know about God.”

 


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