When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

The Peace of the Cross

In his commentary on Colossians, R. Kent Hughes recounts a story surrounding the sinking of the Titanic which provides for us a window into a world estranged from God and in need of peace. He writes: “On April 15, 1912, the White Star Liner Titanic raised her stern high above the frigid waters of the […]


Offense of the Cross

The cross has become so familiar that it has lost its power to offend. It is no longer offensive to Christians because they are used to seeing it, talking about it, hearing about it, and singing about it all the time. Nor is the cross offensive to non-Christians. For them it is a symbol of […]


The Necessity of the Cross

In this message, Redeemer begins a new series on the cross, and we consider how the cross fulfills God’s eternal plan and provides salvation to sinners (see Acts 2:23).


When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Intro

From Jesus’ youth, indeed even from his birth, the cross cast its shadow ahead of him. Jesus’ death was central to his mission. Not only does the New Testament declare this, the church has always recognized this. John Stott, in his classic book, ‘The Cross of Christ’, paints a picture for us as he describes […]