Sunday, 2 March 2014
Rev. Daniel Poon
As Christians, when we see the cross we would relate it to our Lord, Jesus Christ, but of course there are some other misrepresentation of the cross in this world to confuse us and take our focus away from God’s purpose for us. This week, Rev Daniel shared that the cross is there to remind us this: someone died for us, paid the price for our sins, so we can have a new life. As it is said in Hebrews 12:2 (NIV), “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”, we should focus on Jesus, because God sent Him for a purpose – to save us.
So what did God want to do for us?
1. To teach us the faith through water baptism: Romans 6:3-4 (NIV)
2. To experience Christ through the communion: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26(NIV)
So whenever we see the cross, we should remember that God loves us, saves us, and has a purpose for all of our lives. We should believe that our sins will not bind us anymore. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)