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Reform Magazine | June 13, 2024

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Jesus and... the Cross - Reform Magazine

Jesus and… the Cross

A series on what we have to learn from and about Jesus on a range of subjects. This month, John Proctor on the crucifixion

As soon as Jesus launched into public ministry, he ran into opposition. Clearly there would be serious collisions ahead. The imprisonment and death of John the Baptist were a sign of what happened to wayward prophets, and Jesus was walking the same path. So as he stepped forward, Jesus thought deeply about his fate and about what it might mean for him and for others. Seven of his sayings help to show the impact the cross had on him, and the pain and purpose that he saw in it….

John Proctor is a former General Secretary of the United Reformed Church

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This is an extract from an article published in the June 2024 edition of Reform

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