Discipleship Jesus Theology

CrossRoad 6: Cruciformity Quotes

Here’s a collection of great quotes on “cruciformity” from Bruxy Cavey’s teaching ministry. Enjoy!

“I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” —Apostle Paul

“The great paradox is that one comes to know the power and glory of Christ, the resurrection and life of Christ, through cruciformity.” —Michael J. Gorman

As disciples (literally students) of Jesus, our goal is to learn to be like him.” —Dallas Willard

“The distinguishing feature of Christianity as opposed to the ancient world religious is the crucifixion of its founder.”—Hans Kung

“The mission of the early church leaders was to order the live of the Christian congregation by pulling everything into the tremendous gravitational field of the cross.” —Neil Elliott

“If I intend to obey Jesus Christ, I must decide to become the kind of person who would obey. That is, I must find the means of changing my inner being until it is substantially like his, pervasively characterized by his thoughts, feelings, habits, and relationship with the Father.” —Don Simpson

“The greatest issue facing the world today, with all its heartbreaking needs, is whether those who are identified as “Christians” will become disciples—students, apprentices, practitioners—of Jesus Christ.” —Dallas Willard 

“I use the term spirituality to refer to a person’s awareness of and response to the Divine. We will face the inescapable challenge of working out our existence in relationship to God. That is our spirituality. That is what it means to be human.” —David G. Benner

“Just as the air of life, which we breathe, is “in” us and fills us, and yet we at the same time live in this air and breathe it, so it is also with the Christ-intimacy of the New Testament: Christ in us, and us in Christ.” —Adolf Deissmann

“God’s stance toward the world in quintessentially demonstrated in the action of Christ in his death.” —Charles B. Cousar

“In the cross we see the character of God.” —John Carroll

“God made Christ the framework for our understanding of God.” —Leander E. Keck 

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” —Apostle Paul

“The importance of the confession ‘Jesus is Lord’ is not only that Jesus is divine but that God is Christlike.” —A. M. Ramsey

“Cruciformity is the character of God.” —Michael J. Gorman

“The New Testament makes it clear that sharing in the death of Christ—not only in its benefits, but in its narrative and substantive character is for all believers.”—Michael J. Gorman

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death.” —Apostle Paul

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult, and left untried.” G. K. Chesterton

“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” –Apostle Paul

“If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” —Jesus

“If you want to be my disciple, take up your cross and follow me.” —Jesus

Jeremy Berg is the founding pastor of MainStreet Covenant Church in Mound, Minnesota, and Professor of Theology at Solid Rock Discipleship School. Jeremy is completing his doctorate in New Testament Context under Dr. Scot McKnight at Northern Seminary in Chicago. He holds a M.A. in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary (2005) and B.A. from Bethel University (2002). He and his wife, Kjerstin, keep busy chasing around three kids, Peter, Isaak and Abigail.

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