UA-96339200-1 The Symbolic meanings of The Cross

The Symbolic meanings of The Cross

April 3, 2015

Matthew 16:24
Mark 8:34-38; 10:17-21

Be prepared to deny yourself and take up your cross to follow Christ 
Luke 9:23-26
A major condition to follow Jesus is to have a cross
        The bearing or carrying of a cross is a symbol; to bear a cross is to walk with the implications of                            surrendering
The Symbolic meanings of The Cross
  1. The cross is a symbol of the price Christians must pay to be a Christian
to be referred to as a Christian is a price
        when you become a Christian you run a filter across your life (so that certain things don't make it through) 
        1 Peter 2:19-21
       2. The love of God
        1 John 3:16
      3. A symbol of obedience
          Philippians 2:5-8
          What is your obedience costing you?
          Obedience is going to cost you
     4. The cross is the symbol of sacrifice     
         "take up your cross daily" means to sacrifice daily
 Ephesians 5:2

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