Kitchen Table Theology

037 The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

December 13, 2020 Pastor Jeff Cranston Season 2 Episode 37
Kitchen Table Theology
037 The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
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Kitchen Table Theology
037 The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
Dec 13, 2020 Season 2 Episode 37
Pastor Jeff Cranston

“Very few of us have any understanding of the reason why Jesus Christ died. If sympathy is all that human beings need, then the Cross of Christ is a farce, there was no need for it. What the world needs is not “a little bit of love,” but a surgical operation.” - Oswald Chambers 

This episode is part 3 of 5 episodes where we study the doctrine of Christology with Pastor Jeff Cranston. Today we will tackle the question, “Why was Jesus’s death on the Cross so significant?.”  If you missed our previous episode, please go back and listen to parts 1 and 2 on episodes 35 and 36, where we talk about the deity and the incarnation of Jesus Christ.


[00:01 - 05:00] Opening Segment

  • We talk about the Show Notes of all our episodes.
    • You can find scriptures referenced down below.
  • We talk about a brief introduction of today’s topic, “The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.”
  • The crucifixion is a means of showing extreme contempt for the condemned.

[05:01 - 11:00] The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ 

  • Pastor Jeff shares the story of how the Romans used the crucifixion.
  • Pastor Jeff explains and answers some questions about the reason why Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was so significant.
    • His death has to be viewed in His relation to the whole plan of salvation.
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the word ‘vicarious’ and what it means.

 [11:01 - 19:00] Bearing The Cross

  • Why some people and the devil wanted Jesus dead.
  • Bearing your cross.
  • What the Crucifixion means for us.
  • The story of Joseph Damien.

[19:01 - 23:15] Closing Segment

  • The cross of Jesus reminds us that He came and dearly paid the price for our failure.
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the physician's summary of what crucifixion did to the human body.
  • The crucifixion, as horrible as it was, is the only way that gives us salvation.
  • Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.


Tweetable Quotes:

“ The significance of His death has to be viewed in His relation of the whole plan of salvation .” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.

“Jesus went to the cross willingly, with full knowledge of what it is going to cost Him, but He did it that our lives may be transformed and reformed” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.

“The crucifixion, as horrible as it was, is the only way that gives us salvation.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.


Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:

  • Isaiah 53: 5-6
  • Galatian 1:3-4
  • John 10:7-8
  • Matthew 16:25
  • Galatians 2:20
  • 1 Peter 3:18 
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
    • https://utmost.org/
    • You can download a Free 30 day Devotional of ‘My Utmost For His Highest’ on the YouVersion Bible App 
    • https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/792-my-utmost-for-his-highest 


Join the Conversation

We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at [email protected]

Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church

Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.

Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it, but applying it. Thanks for listening!

Show Notes

“Very few of us have any understanding of the reason why Jesus Christ died. If sympathy is all that human beings need, then the Cross of Christ is a farce, there was no need for it. What the world needs is not “a little bit of love,” but a surgical operation.” - Oswald Chambers 

This episode is part 3 of 5 episodes where we study the doctrine of Christology with Pastor Jeff Cranston. Today we will tackle the question, “Why was Jesus’s death on the Cross so significant?.”  If you missed our previous episode, please go back and listen to parts 1 and 2 on episodes 35 and 36, where we talk about the deity and the incarnation of Jesus Christ.


[00:01 - 05:00] Opening Segment

  • We talk about the Show Notes of all our episodes.
    • You can find scriptures referenced down below.
  • We talk about a brief introduction of today’s topic, “The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.”
  • The crucifixion is a means of showing extreme contempt for the condemned.

[05:01 - 11:00] The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ 

  • Pastor Jeff shares the story of how the Romans used the crucifixion.
  • Pastor Jeff explains and answers some questions about the reason why Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was so significant.
    • His death has to be viewed in His relation to the whole plan of salvation.
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the word ‘vicarious’ and what it means.

 [11:01 - 19:00] Bearing The Cross

  • Why some people and the devil wanted Jesus dead.
  • Bearing your cross.
  • What the Crucifixion means for us.
  • The story of Joseph Damien.

[19:01 - 23:15] Closing Segment

  • The cross of Jesus reminds us that He came and dearly paid the price for our failure.
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the physician's summary of what crucifixion did to the human body.
  • The crucifixion, as horrible as it was, is the only way that gives us salvation.
  • Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.


Tweetable Quotes:

“ The significance of His death has to be viewed in His relation of the whole plan of salvation .” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.

“Jesus went to the cross willingly, with full knowledge of what it is going to cost Him, but He did it that our lives may be transformed and reformed” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.

“The crucifixion, as horrible as it was, is the only way that gives us salvation.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.


Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:

  • Isaiah 53: 5-6
  • Galatian 1:3-4
  • John 10:7-8
  • Matthew 16:25
  • Galatians 2:20
  • 1 Peter 3:18 
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
    • https://utmost.org/
    • You can download a Free 30 day Devotional of ‘My Utmost For His Highest’ on the YouVersion Bible App 
    • https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/792-my-utmost-for-his-highest 


Join the Conversation

We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at [email protected]

Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church

Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.

Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it, but applying it. Thanks for listening!