That Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.”
(1 Corinthians 15:3)
The beautiful cross created by Scott Sturgill demonstrating the first point of the gospel as set forth by the apostle Paul now stands straight and tall between the upper and lower buildings on our church property. The cross is more than a word to us. It is testimony to the truth of the gospel. Every time we drive onto our church property we will see and remember that Jesus gave His life for the forgiveness of our sins.
This cross is like no other in our area. It is constructed of solid cedar. It is preserved by 5 coats of polyurethane lacquer. It stands 16 feet tall from top to bottom. It is the first tangible evidence of our year-long emphasis: 2021 THE YEAR OF THE GOSPEL.
As you look at the cross remember:
- Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures (I Corinthians 15:3)
- He was buried in a borrowed tomb (1 Corinthians 15:4a)
- He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:4b)
- He appeared to His disciples (1 Corinthians 15:5-8)
This amazing symbol of Christ’s love and sacrifice will be located in the GOSPEL GARDEN surrounded by beautiful roses and ornamental shrubbery. Flowers will adorn the landscape. Interlocking blocks will beautify the area along with memorial bricks that our membership may purchase in memory of family members and loved ones. Our garden will keep the truth of the gospel alive in our hearts as week utilize this space as a memorial and quiet spot to commemorate our love for Jesus and pray for one another.
Thank you, Scott Sturgill for your love of Jesus and your creative labor in building our cross.
Thank you, Deacons and Men’s Ministry for your donations and for your labor this week to raise and secure our cross so that it can be seen all the way to Mundy Mill Road.
We are people who are saved because of what Jesus did at the cross. We are a people who believe in and practice what Jesus taught us at the cross, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23)