The Crossing
360° Jesus | The Cross
Often the mere mention of Jesus takes us straight to the Gospels. We think of him as the healer, teacher, preacher. He is, however, far more. In this series, we will look at him through heaven’s eyes as the logos, the prophesied King, the crucified Savior, and the risen Lord.
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    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Hannibal
    205 S 5th St, Hannibal, MO 63401, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Jacksonville
    803 S Diamond St, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
  • The Crossing - Keokuk
    610 Timea St, Keokuk, IA 52632, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Kirksville
    810 E Shepherd Ave, Kirksville, MO 63501, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Lima
    2902 IL-96, Lima, IL 62348, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Macomb
    1600 W Jackson St, Macomb, IL 61455, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Monmouth
    215 S 1st St, Monmouth, IL 61462, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Mount Sterling
    979 895e St, Mt Sterling, IL 62353, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM
  • The Crossing - Pike County
    28842 IL-107, Griggsville, IL 62340, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Quincy 48th Street
    150 S 48th St, Quincy, IL 62305, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Quincy 929
    929 Monroe St, Quincy, IL 62301, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
About The Crossing
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The Crossing is a multi-campus, non-denominational Christian church with locations in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. We exist to minister in local communities, following our core values to bring people to an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Visit www.thecrossing.net to learn more about our church.

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The Latin origins of the word “passion” address suffering and pain, specifically, something that must be endured.
Being faced with the brutality and pain of the cross stirs up incredibly powerful passions.
It stirs up the passion of anger.
A desire rises up to step into the story and fight - a holy anger.
Does what they did to Jesus make you angry?
The world’s most perfect person was plotted against for selfish interest, betrayed for 30 pieces of silver, rejected by those He came to save, abused, mocked, unjustly tried and convicted, and tortured to death over hours upon hours. How do you process that?
It stirs up the passion of sadness and pity.
When we are faced with brutality and inhumanity, it stirs up pity - for him and for us - enduring the pain and heartache of his abuse.
Do you feel sadness and pity at what happened to Jesus?
Is it a fleeting thought or do we comprehend the length of his endurance?
Does the pain of others affect us more than His own?
It stirs up the passion of guilt and shame.
There is a violent and seismic shift in emotions - He was beaten, reviled, and crucified, but He was getting what we deserved.
We play a role in the people who sent Jesus to the cross - we have betrayed Him, run away, denied, and been proud and pompous in front of Him. He did this for us.
This passion may connect with us the most.
We know we’re guilty. We’re well-acquainted with shame.
When we own what happened to Jesus personally, desperation forms that have to be addressed.
It stirs up the passion of pride - pride in Him.
We fight through the anger, the pity, and the shame to find ourselves looking at our Savior. He took the beating, the mockery, the torture, the brutality, all for us. That’s how much our Savior loves us!
True strength isn’t how much you can give out, it’s how much you can take and not bend, buckle, or break. He took it all, He paid it all, He endured it all, to the end.
Pride can be a good thing when it’s pride in Him.
On the other side of anger, sadness, self-pity, guilt, and shame is pride in Him. Seeing ourselves as we truly are and our Savior as He truly is.
It stirs up the passion for relief.
Jesus paid the debt, finished the race, made the sacrifice. As the pain and tension left his face and body, it leaves our own.
There was nothing left to give, nothing more to pay for - that was enough.
We all want and need relief and Jesus is the only one who can provide it.
“It is finished” was His victory cry and now it’s ours. Our sins are gone, our course is set, our Shepherd is near, our treasure is secure, our purpose is satisfying, our joy is full, our life is abundant, and our hope is sure.
It stirs up the final passion of peace.
Our picture of the resurrection is a familiar face no longer torn and bloody, but resolute, purposeful, and at peace.
We know the end of the story, that this moment would come and would make all of the pain and suffering worth it. But it makes the peace all the sweeter.
Is it possible to be faced with the conflict, contradiction, chaos, and corruption of the cross and in our hearts and still say, “It is well with my soul”?
Yes - Jesus has risen from the dead, and He can raise you from a dead heart and soul. We can run out of the grave and live with the peace that flows from an intimate personal relationship with the Resurrection and the Life.

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