On Sunday 25th November, in the final talk in our series on the Word of the Cross, we will consider the cross as a “court of law”. It’s not as odd as it first sounds. After all, a court has a judge, the accused, evidence, a verdict and consequences. All of these are intimately associated with the death of Jesus on the cross.
In John 12:31-33, Jesus himself links the courtroom idea of judgment to his impending death on the cross:
Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.’ He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.
So on Sunday let’s look afresh at the cross. Remember, judgement does not always result in condemnation. Sometimes the accused is set free and begins a new life of liberation…