The cross has united and divided people. Devout religious people make the sign of the cross before and after they do things, wear the cross in chains and rosaries and erect crosses in places of worship. The cross reminds people of the place where Christ paid the sacrifice for our sins. Some call that place; Calvary, Golgotha's Hill or the place of the Skull. One song writer reminds us, " It is the emblem of suffering and shame." Whatever we think of the cross, our understanding, value and appreciation of the cross, it is a part of our christian belief, preaching and heritage. Paul preached the cross. One day, we will exchange the cross for a crown. What does the cross mean to you?
1 Corinthians 1:18
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Song - The Old Rugged Cross
Roy Graneau is the full-time preacher for the South Edmonton Church of Christ.