The Cross in Four Words
Freedom, forgiveness, justice, and purpose. We long for them in our lives and in the world. The cross delivers them! Yet sometimes we are so familiar with the cross that it loses its impact on us. We forget that Jesus'...
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Freedom, forgiveness, justice, and purpose. We long for them in our lives and in the world. The cross delivers them! Yet sometimes we are so familiar with the cross that it loses its impact on us. We forget that Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection are the most important events in human history and our lives. The cross is the fulfillment of God's salvation plan, promised from the dawn of time. It is central to the Bible, central to our faith, and central to the meaning and purpose of our lives. This foundational book looks at passages from both the Old and New Testaments to sum up the victory of the cross in four words: freedom, forgiveness, justice, and purpose, and what that means for us personally. Marvel at the cross afresh and be moved to love and serve the Lord Jesus with renewed zeal and joy. This short yet profound book is a very useful discipleship tool. It can be read individually, in pairs, or in small groups.
Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, across the street from Michigan State University. A graduate of Hope College and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, he serves on the executive team of RCA Integrity, a renewal group within the Reformed Church of America. DeYoung is coauthor of Why We're Not Emergent and Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion. He has also written Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will.
Yannick Christos-Wahab was born and raised in London and now lives in Stockwell, south London, where he is Pastor of Stockwell Baptist Church. He is married to Kiitan and loves sports, theology and talking to people.
Richard Coekin is Senior Pastor of the Co-Mission Initiative, a church planting network, and Chairman of Christian Conventions in London, England. He describes himself as 'a forgiven sinner, married to an angel (Sian) and father of five fabulous kids'.
- Introduction (richard Coekin)
- 1. Freedom (kevin Deyoung)
- 2. Forgiveness (yannick Christos-wahab)
- 3. Justice (kevin Deyoung)
- 4. Purpose (richard Coekin)