Understanding the Cross: how the death of Jesus saves us


March 13, 2016

Christus Victor

Colossians 2:6-15.
The death of Jesus on the cross accomplished the defeat of Satan, the principalities and powers.  


February 28, 2016   

The Example of the Cross

Philippians 2:1-12
The cross of Christ saves us in that Jesus demonstrates that human obedience to the way of God defeats Satan and Sin. Jesus, apart from us, frees us from bondage; and now free, we have the capacity to obey him: rather than “grasping” to become like God, we “let go” to descend as a humble servant.

February 21, 2016 

The Sacrifice of the Cross

Romans 3:21-26
In the cross, we consider the “weight of sin”, and experience a forgiveness that points to justice and peace

February 14, 2016 

The Baptism of the Cross

Romans 6:1-12
In baptism we are united to Jesus.  Along with Jesus we have died unto sin (under water), and we are also raised to new life (out of water).