Why we have three crosses on our logo and the front of our church:
There they crucified him (Jesus), along with the criminals â€“ one on his right, the other on his left. One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: â€œArenâ€™t you the Christ? Save yourself and us.â€Â Â But the other criminal rebuked him and said to Jesus: â€œRemember me when you come into your kingdom.â€Â Jesus answered him, â€œI tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.â€Â Luke 23:32, 39-43 (NIV)
THE CROSS OF REJECTION
Many today are like the criminal on this cross , hurling insults and rejectingÂ Christ.Â Â Of such Jesus said:Â â€œIf you do not believe that I am the One I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins.â€Â John 8:24.
THE CROSS OF REDEMPTION
The sins laid upon Jesus as He suffered and died were the sins of the world. By this cross, Jesus won heaven for all who believe.Â â€œFor God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.â€ John 3:16.
THE CROSS OF REPENTANCE
This criminal believed, and as a result, his sins were forgiven by Jesus. He had no time for performing good works or going to church.Â He Â simply put his faith in Jesus Christ. â€œFor the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.â€ Romans 6:23