22 Quotes About The Cross

by Daryl Evans on August 6, 2012 · Print Print · Email Email

The cross is one of the earliest and most widely used images of Christianity.  The cross of Jesus tells a story with one single picture.  The cross takes our minds to the Roman crucifixions that were savage ways to kill people during the time of Christ.  There are many moving quotes about the cross that come from the Bible but also from many other authors throughout the years.  For me, a follower of Jesus Christ, the cross makes me thankful, forgiven, blessed, accepted by God, and just blessed because of Jesus Christ.  Every time I pray, I begin my prayer with something like… “Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Every prayer I am thankful for Jesus becoming my sacrifice on the brutal cross.  He died a heinous death so that I (and all who accept the free gift of salvation) might live forever with God some day.  This article was sobering to write as I again wrestle with the amazing gift of Jesus being the sacrifice for me willingly on a cross over 2000 years ago.  I hope these quotes move you to thank God today for Jesus.

Featured Quote Men have said that the cross of Christ was not a heroic thing, but I want to tell you that the cross of Jesus Christ has put more heroism in the souls of men than any other event in human history. –John G. Lake

Quotes About The Cross

Matthew 10:38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Cross Quotes from Famous Theologians

 “It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child

“A dead Christ I must do everything for; a living Christ does everything for me.”Andrew Murray, Jesus Himself

“The crucifixion should never be depicted. It is a horror to be veiled.”William Golding

 The cross is God’s way of taking away all of our accusations, excuses, and arguments. The cross is God taking on flesh and blood and saying, “Me too.”― Rob Bell

Any discussion of how pain and suffering fit into God’s scheme ultimately leads back to the cross. ”― Philip Yancey

“Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work. ‘The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing who would ever have been spared’ (Luther). Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community

“Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.”― John R.W. Stott

“Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.”― John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life

All God’s plans have the mark of the cross on them, and all His plans have death to self in them.E. M Bounds

Famous Celebrity Quotes on the Cross

Nobody’s perfect. The only one that ever was, was crucified.--Loretta Lynn

If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save Barabbas.- Jean Cocteau

 “The word “Christianity” is already a misunderstanding; in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the cross.”― Friedrich Nietzsche

Cross

The Cross is “I” crossed out!

Scripture Verses on the Cross

Matthew 10:38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Matthew 16:24Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Matthew 27:32 As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross.

Matthew 27:40 and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

Matthew 27:42 “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 

Mark 15:32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe.” Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.

Luke 14:27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

John 19:17 and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.

John 19:19 Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”

I would like to finish this article with the words to a well-known hymn called “The Old Rugged Cross.” (Also check out the video in upper right corner)

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

Refrain:
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
 Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
 And exchange it some day for a crown.

Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

Refrain:
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
 Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
 And exchange it some day for a crown.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

Refrain:
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
 Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
 And exchange it some day for a crown.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I’ll share.

Refrain:
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
 Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
 And exchange it some day for a crown.

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Resources

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

www.youtube.com  “The Old Rugged Cross” by Alan Jackson



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Robert August 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

Daryl,
No matter how learned we become, or how pious we view our lives, it all comes down to Jesus and the Cross. We don’t lead people to doctrine, we lead them to the Savior. Thank you for sharing this. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

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Derek Hill August 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm

This article was a blessing to read Daryl. I really enjoyed the quote, “Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us,” by John R.W. Stott. It is so true. Our sin put Christ on the cross. We are all murderers when it comes to Christ. His precious blood washes us clean. What an amazing picture that paints. God bless!

In His Name Always,
Derek

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Jack Wellman August 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm

The cross is foolishness to those who are perishing but for us…it is the satisfaction of God’s wrath place on our Savior. The gospel is not the gospel without it. Outstanding. Today I see people wearing them, which is fine, but today we could see this symbol as the electric chair although it was far, far more cruel and painful than any other single form of a death penalty. Thanks for such a reminder that no one comes to the Father except by Jesus and Him crucified.

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