At the cross, the triune God was at work, securing our redemption. But what role did the Holy Spirit play in Jesus’s crucifixion?
In this Holy Week, we take time to rivet our gaze on the cross of Christ. And we have several questions about the crucifixion, two of which we will address this week. On Friday we will look more closely at why Simon of Cyrene carried Christ’s cross, a curious little story we’ve all read, but have likely not spent much time thinking about its many interesting implications for us. Don’t miss that episode, next time.
But today we address the Holy Spirit. On the cross, the triune God is at work — Father, Son, and Spirit. But how is the Spirit at work? It’s a question today from a podcast listener named James. “Dear Pastor John, you have had a profound impact on my life and understanding of Jesus and his cross. I have a question regarding the crucifixion. Romans 8:11 says that it was the role of the Spirit to raise Jesus from the dead. But what role did the Holy Spirit play specifically in the crucifixion?”