Our Cross

April 08, 2023
Our Cross
“Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, 'It is finished!' And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.”
John 19:30

Receive Grace

Because He died, we can live. Because He obeyed, we can be forgiven. Because He was condemned, we can be saved. Following Jesus is not about better, faster, stronger, higher. It is about recognizing our helplessness, admitting our guilt, and receiving His sacrifice on our behalf. Everything depends on the crucifixion and resurrection. Everything. That means nothing is left to depend on us. Grace is something we receive, not something we earn.

We do not come to the cross as worthy people, promising to do better. We come as desperate beggars, acknowledging our need and seeking God’s empowering grace.

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”
Galatians 2:20-21

Victory is Certain

Herein lies the tremendous hope: since nothing depends on us, since everything depends on God, victory is certain! We have an ironclad guarantee of forgiveness, grace, and eternal life, if only we will receive Christ's sacrifice on our behalf.

If you would like to know more about how to accept this gift of salvation through Jesus' cross, we invite you to email us by clicking on this link and one of our prayer ministry staff will reach out to you.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,”
Ephesians 2:8

It is Finished

For those who are already believers, we want to give you the opportunity to "nail to the cross" the sins that weigh you down. Do this as a reminder that Jesus has paid the cost for those sins, so you don’t have to. Jesus has borne their burden, so your conscience need no longer be weighed down. Jesus will carry us to heaven, so we need not try to “earn” our way there.

Identify those sins that seem to stick to you like glue. Also think about those memories that just don't seem to go away, that come back mentally to condemn you. Then nail it to the cross, and hear Jesus say, “It is finished.”

“When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”
John 19:30


Jesus, You are my only hope. Realizing all that You have done for me on the cross brings great joy and peace to my life. I can count on You. My access to the Father, assurance of forgiveness of my sins, entry into eternal life – all depend on You. I trust You, I give You my life anew, I worship You for what You have done.

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