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28 Powerful Quotes about the Cross of Jesus Christ

In this article we will take a collection of quotes about the cross that will help you draw closer to Jesus and realize all that He did for us on calivery. Let’s get started…

I remember when I got saved. I was only 15 years old and my life was radically changed for Christ. It was that moment that this common symbol known as the cross shed a whole new light. 

I understood the incredible sacrifice that was paid for me on it and the power it had to completely transform me into a new creation. 

Quotes about the Cross

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.- 2 Corinthians 5:17

So, today, I want to share with you inspiring and powerful quotes on the cross. Ones that glorify Jesus, that honor Him, all the while drawing us closer to Him. They are a beautiful reminder of all He did for us on Calvary. 

Check out: How to Take Up Your Cross Daily: The Meaning Of Luke 9:23

Quotes about the Cross

The quotes below are taken from well known ancient to modern day lovers of Jesus. Some of these individuals were ministers, pastors or authors. 

In the Cross is salvation; in the Cross is life; in the Cross is protection against our enemies; in the Cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness; in the Cross is strength of mind; in the Cross is joy of spirit; in the Cross is excellence of virtue; in the Cross is perfection of holiness. There is no salvation of soul, nor hope of eternal life, save in the Cross. ― Thomas à Kempis

All God’s plans have the mark of the cross on them, and all His plans have death to self in them. E. M Bounds (Click for more quotes from E.M Bounds)

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The more deeply the cross penetrates, the better; the more deprived of consolation that your suffering is, the purer it will be; the more creatures oppose us, the more closely shall we be united to God. St Paul of the Cross

Come, and see the victories of the cross. Christ’s wounds are thy healings, His agonies thy repose, His conflicts thy conquests, His groans thy songs, His pains thine ease, His shame thy glory, His death thy life, His sufferings thy salvation. Matthew Henry

Any discussion of how pain and suffering fit into God’s scheme ultimately leads back to the cross.― Philip Yancey

At Gethsemane and Calvary we see him enduring our hell so that we might be set free to enter into his heaven. ― Philip Edgcumbe Hughes

Jesus on the cross quotes

Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes.

There is his commission, his work. ‘The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing who would ever have been spared’― Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Click for more quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

Even on the cross He did not hide Himself from sight; rather, He made all creation witness to the presence of its Maker. ― St. Athanasius

The gifts of the Master are these: freedom, life, hope, new direction, transformation, and intimacy with God. If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn’t the end. Jesus didn’t escape from death; he conquered it and opened the way to heaven for all who will dare to believe. The truth of this moment, if we let it sweep over us, is stunning. It means Jesus really is who he claimed to be, we are really as lost as he said we are, and he really is the only way for us to intimately and spiritually connect with God again. ― Steven James

 It was Christ who willingly went to the cross, and it was our sins that took him there. ― Franklin Graham

It is not the finest wood that feeds the fire of Divine love, but the wood of the Cross. ― St. Ignatius of Loyola

All of heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, hell afraid of it, while men are the only ones to ignore its meaning. ― Oswald Chambers

Nobody’s perfect. The only one that ever was, was crucified.Loretta Lynn

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God has chosen to save the world through the cross, through the shameful and powerless death of the crucified Messiah. If that shocking event is the revelation of the deepest truth about the character of God, then our whole way of seeing the world is turned upside down… all values are transformed… God refuses to play games of power and prestige on human terms.― Richard Hays

If we want proof of God’s love for us, then we must look first at the Cross where God offered up His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. Calvary is the one objective, absolute, irrefutable proof of God’s love for us. ― Jerry Bridges

Only in the Cross of Christ will we receive power when we are powerless. We will find strength when we are weak. We will experience hope when our situation is hopeless. Only in the Cross is there peace for our troubled hearts. ―  Michael Youssef

The cross is the victory, the resurrection is the triumph…The resurrection is the public display of the victory, the triumph of the crucified one. ― Leon Morris

The Christian community is a community of the cross, for it has been brought into being by the cross, and the focus of its worship is the Lamb once slain, now glorified. So the community of the cross is a community of celebration, a eucharistic community, ceaselessly offering to God through Christ the sacrifice of our praise and thanksgiving. The Christian life is an unending festival. And the festival we keep, now that our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed for us, is a joyful celebration of his sacrifice, together with a spiritual feasting upon it. ― John Stott

Taking up my “cross” means a life voluntarily surrendered to God. ―  A. W. Pink

Cross Quotes

The most obscene symbol in human history is the Cross; yet in its ugliness it remains the most eloquent testimony to human dignity. ― R.C. Sproul

…The cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity whose hands are indeed the hands of Abel, but whose voice is the voice of Cain. The old cross slew men; the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it. The old cross brought tears and blood; the new cross brings laughter. The flesh, smiling and confident, preaches and sings about the cross; before the cross it bows and toward the cross it points with carefully staged histrionics–but upon that cross it will not die, and the reproach of that cross it stubbornly refuses to bear. ― A.W. Tozer (Click for more quotes from A.W Tozer)

Long-lasting victory can never be separated from a long-lasting stand on the foundation of the cross. ― Watchman Nee (Click for more quotes from Watchman Nee)

I find no better cure for that depression than to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and seek to realize afresh the power of the peace-speaking blood of Jesus, and His infinite love in dying upon the cross to put away all my transgressions. ― Charles Spurgeon (Click for more quotes from Charles Spurgeon)

You’re not likely to err by practicing too much of the cross. ― Alexander Whyte

Love. How did one show it? How could God Himself show truth and love at the same time in a world like this? By dying. The answer stood out for me sharper and chillier than it ever had before that night: the shape of a Cross etched on the history of the world. ― Corrie ten Boom (Click for more quotes from Corrie ten Boom)

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Unless you see yourself standing there with the shrieking crowd, full of hostility and hatred for the holy and innocent Lamb of God, you don’t really understand the nature and depth of your sin or the necessity of the cross. ― C.J. Mahaney

Take away the cross of Christ, and the Bible is a dark book. ― J.C. Ryle

As Christ struggled up Calvary’s hill and bled upon it, His aim was to eradicate self-love and implant the love of God in the hearts of men. One can only increase as the other decreases. ― Walter J. Chantry

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The Cross of Christ was a horrific sacrifice that brought incredible beauty, life and ultimately a  relationship with our Father in heaven. It is one of the most wonderful things that happened to us. I am so thankful for His sacrifice!! These quotes about the cross are just a reminder of all He has done. I hope they encouraged and blessed you. 

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