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Cross Fit: VICTORY of the Cross

Rev. Greg Methvin
March 10, 2019

Cross Fit: VICTORY of the Cross

Early Christians were inexplicably optimistic – saying things like “Thanks be to God who gives us victory through Jesus Christ”. How could they be so confident in victory? Jesus had been rejected by his own people, betrayed by a close friend, denied and deserted by his followers…and then he died. It doesn’t seem very victorious, does it? Jesus, being crucified, was helpless and in torment. But Paul says on the cross of Jesus, there is a great display of power and victory that is to be celebrated. How can this be?