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23 this Jesus,a]”>[a] delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.
-1 Corinthians 1:18
13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
-Colossians 2: 13-14
8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
-Philippians 2: 8
14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whicha]”>[a] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.