- Martin Luther
"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime."
- Brian Zahnd
"The cross is a sign of love. It is not a sign of God's wrath in Jesus, but of his love for us. And the resurrection is a sign of God's love overcoming the power of death and the grave, and transforming us into new life."
- John Stott
"The Cross is the blazing fire at which the flame of our love is kindled, but we have to get near enough to it for its sparks to fall on us."
- Dean L. Harvey
"The cross is a one time, visual representation of God's grief over sin."
- Leon Morris
"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."
- Billy Graham
"Good Friday is a day of sorrow mingled with joy. It is a time to grieve over the sin of man and to meditate and rejoice upon God's love in giving His only Son for the redemption of sin."
- William Penn
"No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown."
- William Cowper
"The Cross! There, and there only though the deist rave, and the atheist, if Earth bears so base a slave; There and there only, is the power to save."
"Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified."