What does the death of Jesus on a cross a long time ago have to do with us now? In over 2000 years, no death has quite captured our attention like the crucifixion of Jesus. But what does it all mean?
Our Lenten series this year is titled Cruciform, which means cross-shaped. As we journey towards the Easter weekend, this series brings us face-to-face with the horror, scandal, power and wisdom of the Crucified Christ, the unimaginable act of God’s love for us by means of the Cross, and the implications for us to embrace the cruciform way.
There is something in the strange death of the man identified as Son of God that continues to command special attention. This death, this execution, above and beyond all others, continues to have universal reverberations. Of no other death in human history can this be said. The cross of Jesus stands alone in this regard.
— Fleming Rutledge