Cary Cox, from Colossians 1:21-23. Christ not only died to restore the entire broken universe, he died to reconcile his people to God through his death on the cross! Paul warns the Colossians to continue in the faith. Christ is enough, and his people must cling to the gospel until the end!
Cary Cox from Matthew 16:21-28. Now that the disciples have confessed Jesus as the Messiah, Jesus points them clearly to his mission: the cross. The concept of a suffering Messiah is unthinkable to them, but Jesus speaks not only of his cross, but theirs and ours! Embracing God’s will by denying self is what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus.