Christ On The Cross Quotes by John Stott, Vaclav Havel, Norbert of Xanten, C. S. Lewis, John G. Lake, Martin Luther and many others.
Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.
Man is in fact nailed down – like Christ on the Cross – to a grid of paradoxes. He balances between the torment of not knowing his mission and the joy of carrying it out, between nothingness and meaningfulness. And like Christ, he is in fact victorious by virtue of his defeats.
O Priest! Take care lest what was said to Christ on the cross be said to you: He saved others, himself he cannot save!
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’
Men have said that the cross of Christ was not a heroic thing, but I want to tell you that the cross of Jesus Christ has put more heroism in the souls of men than any other event in human history.
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.
Your approval before God is woven into the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, not what other men and women think about you.
Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to usвЂ”a crucified GodвЂ”must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.
Faith is not the price that buys God’s blessing, it is the hand that receives His blessing. The price was paid for us by Jesus Christ on the cross
I have come to see the real clash of the ages, involve wars and various historical circumstances, as being a clash of satan’ s versus God’s plan for man to learn and experience true liberty, by first receiving forgiveness of sins through the work of Christ on the cross, and then walking in the ‘newness of life.
Any discussion of how pain and suffering fit into God’s scheme ultimately leads back to the cross.
Through the death of Christ on the cross making atonement for sin, we get a perfect standing before God. That is justification, and it puts us, in God’s sight, back in Eden before sin entered. God looks upon us and treats us as if we had never sinned.
The word ‘Christianity’ is already a misunderstanding – in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.
What was once foolishness to us-a crucified God-must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.
It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.
By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons!
The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.
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