Exposed By The Cross

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.” – Steve Jobs

That we are uncomfortable with death is an understatement.
But if you think about it, we die a little bit every day.
Shakespeare said, “Cowards die many times before their deaths.”
Anyone ever had a career or business die?

death : a permanent cessation

And like death, the cross is also confusing

Luke 9:20-22

Death is the great “exposer.” It exposes all things that are temporary!
the trouble that dogs us,
the strongholds that keep us defeated,
even the sin that is killing us.

What dies at the cross?

Death reminds us what’s important, like every funeral we’ve been to. Let me say it another way:

[ctt template=”3″ link=”J006i” via=”no” ]Death reminds us that we hold too tight to that which is temporary, often at the expense of what truly matters.[/ctt]

It’s the things that are alive on Easter morning that matter! Things like freedom, hope, new life, purpose, meaning, forever, etc.

At the cross an old life focused on temporary, unimportant, insignificant things dies to make way for a new life that is real, with meaning, through Jesus!

Romans 6:7-9

Colossians 2:14-15

Even my sin was temporary!
But His victory is forever!