Below is a message that Tim Miller spoke in Minneapolis a few months ago. Phenomenal. The Lord uses the Cross for two reasons: 1) Positively, to express His character of kindness, mercy and love (cf. Rom. 5:8; 1 Jn. 4:9) and 2) Negatively, to kill the flesh and wicked desires of sinful man (cf. Rom. 6:3; 1 Pe. 4:1). This will come to fullness in the church at the end of the age (cf. Mt. 13:30; Rev. 19:7). The church will learn obedience through suffering (Heb. 5:8) and will “fill up in its flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ” (Col. 1:24).