Christ’s Death: What it Means for Us
Ever wonder why the symbol of Christianity is the cross? Why do we use a symbol that memorializes the cruel death of Jesus? Why don’t we use a positive symbol such as a lamp (the light of knowledge) or a sheep (a follower of Christ)?
The reason the cross is the central symbol of Christianity is because the death of Jesus on the cross is the centre of Christian theology. This is the central event that binds together so many other things – Jesus being simultaneously God and human, His death followed by His return to life, sin and redemption, the nature of the love of God, the purpose of our own existence, how we should live our lives.
In chapter 7 of his book Basic Christianity, John Stott examines the death of Jesus on the cross. In previous chapters, he lays out the evidence for who Jesus was, and for the nature of our own existence in God’s realm. Now he looks at the crucifixion of Christ on the cross: what actually happened, why it was necessary, and what the implications are for us.
Gentlemen, on the evening of January 12, we will share a meal and then we will dig into the ideas from this book. Rev. Drew will lead the discussion.
If you would like to attend, please send a note to Wayne Minett so that we can plan for the dinner. It is recommended (but not required!) that you read chapter 7 of Stott’s book ahead of time. If you are having trouble locating a copy of the book, please contact Wayne.
Men’s Supper Club
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
St. John’s York Mills
6:30 – Arrive and socialize
7:00 – Dinner is served
7:30 – Discussion begins
Bring your appetite, bring your questions, and bring an open mind!