Why The Cross?

Mark 15:20-38     Kaj Ballantyne     Sermon notes

The cross is the focal point of God’s revelation of himself. It is there that his holiness and mercy combine to bring salvation to sinful people. It is the point at which a perfectly holy God becomes sin for us so that we can become the righteousness of God.

As we look at the cross this week we want to understand that from eternity past it was God’s plan. It isn’t a mistake; it isn’t “plan B”; it isn’t an afterthought. It is God’s unmistakable revelation of his Character. It is his holiness and love expressed to bring us healing and redemption! We need and want to grip this reality and have the healing from sin that God offers.