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by Pastor Carlton Barnett


The crucifixion of Jesus is a pivotal event in Christian theology, marking the sacrifice of Jesus for the sins of humanity. The story of the cross is told in the New Testament of the Christian Bible, primarily in the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John).
According to the Bible, Jesus was arrested, tried, and sentenced to death by crucifixion under the Roman governor Pontius Pilate. He was stripped, beaten, and forced to carry his own cross to the place of execution, where he was nailed to the cross and left to die. After several hours, he died and was taken down from the cross and buried in a tomb.
The meaning of the cross has been interpreted in various ways throughout Christian history. Some view it as a symbol of love and sacrifice, while others emphasize its significance as a means of redemption and salvation. Theologians have debated the nature of Christ's sacrifice and the role it plays in the salvation of humanity.
The cross has also been the subject of artistic and cultural expression. It has been depicted in countless works of art, from early Christian mosaics to modern paintings and sculptures. It has also been incorporated into popular culture, appearing in music, literature, and film.
In addition to its religious and cultural significance, the cross has also been the subject of historical and archaeological study. Researchers have sought to understand the physical and cultural context of crucifixion in ancient times, as well as the ways in which the story of the cross has been transmitted and interpreted over time.
Overall, the study of the cross of Jesus encompasses a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, reflecting its enduring significance as a symbol of faith, sacrifice, and redemption.
For the next few weeks, lets examine the cross and it's significant as pertaining to our faith.  Please feel free to click on the subject links below for further study.  We'd love it if you'd interact with our teaching.  Enjoy!