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Christ Crucified

The word “crucified” appears 37 times in God’s Word, all in the New Testament.

To say that “crucified” is a very important divine truth, central to the New Covenant, would be a GROSS understatement.

Those who preach a Christ that is not Crucified, preach a false Christ! – But we preach Christ CRUCIFIED. (1 Corinthians 1:23)

The significance, the centrality of the crucifixion of Christ, is paramount to the Christian faith. Without propitiatory death of Jesus Christ, there is no redemption as “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.” (2 Corinthians 5:19).

“To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2 Corinthians 5:19-21 

“WHEN HE HAD BY HIMSELF purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Hebrews 1:3 

ALL “BY HIMSELF” Jesus redeemed us, bought, brought us back to God by the shedding of His precious blood on that cross. Jesus needed no help: He alone was sufficient to propitiate, expiate, atone for the sins of mankind.

One commentator writes:

“Christ crucified is the wisdom and power of God. Not only is someone not preaching the Gospel if they are not preaching ‘Christ crucified,’ they must ALSO be preaching our ‘crucifixion WITH Christ.’  He who is DEAD is freed from sin. If one is not freed from sin (Rom. 6:7) positionally, he is not saved. Reconciliation with Christ means more than a legal transaction in Heaven where the accounting book on your sin is credited with the death of Christ. Reconciliation comes in our death with Christ through which union with Christ occurs. This is how we are moved out of Adam and INTO Christ, in our union with Him in His death. This brings atonement (AT-ONE-MENT). If a person has not died and been raised up WITH Christ, he is still ‘in his sins’ (1 Cor. 15:17).”

Without redemption that came exclusively “by the blood of his cross,” none could be saved, for “without shedding of blood is no remission (of sins).” (Colossians 1:20; Hebrews 9:22)

When we see “crucified” we see that it is usually speaking directly of the death Christ died to redeem mankind. “Crucified” is also applied to our death with Him – the daily cross. It is also what Christ foretold/preached before He did it and what His holy apostles preached and also what the remnant today preaches.

But we preach Christ CRUCIFIED, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;” 1 Corinthians 1:23


σταυρόω Greek
From G4716; to impale on the cross; figuratively to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness: – crucify.

Zango Timothy writes: “Hallelujah! Getting back to Jesus! My identity is Christ and Christ Crucified., ‘For I determined not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ, and him crucified,’ and I MUST be in crucifixion with Him to bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus irrespective of the mortal trials which are inconsequential when contrasted to the eternal glory that is set before me to set my affection on the things above.”


Here are the appearances of the word “crucified” in the New Testament. It appears 37 times.

The death of Christ is the emphasis of the New Testament revelation. Jesus came to die for mankind in order to redeem us from our fallen, sinful state back to the Father (2 Corinthians 5:19; 1 Timothy 1:15, etc.). Christ’s death is most poignantly asserted in the ordinance of communion:

“For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death (crucifixion) till he come.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

“Crucified” as it Appears in the New Testament

“Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be CRUCIFIED.” Matthew 26:2

“Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be CRUCIFIED.” Matthew 27:22

“And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be CRUCIFIED.” Matthew 27:23

“Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be CRUCIFIED.” Matthew 27:26

“And they CRUCIFIED him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.” Matthew 27:35 

“Then were there two thieves CRUCIFIED with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.” Matthew 27:38

“The thieves also, which were CRUCIFIED with him, cast the same in his teeth.” Matthew 27:44

“And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was CRUCIFIED.” Matthew 28:5

“And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be CRUCIFIED.” Matthew 15:15

“And when they had CRUCIFIED him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.” Matthew 15:24

“And it was the third hour, and they CRUCIFIED him.” Matthew 15:25

“Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were CRUCIFIED with him reviled him.” Matthew 15:32

“And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was CRUCIFIED: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.” Matthew 16:6

“And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be CRUCIFIED. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.” Luke 23:23

“And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they CRUCIFIED him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.” Luke 23:33

“Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be CRUCIFIED, and the third day rise again.” Luke 24:7

“And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have CRUCIFIED him.” Luke 24:20

“Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be CRUCIFIED. And they took Jesus, and led him away.” John 19:16

“Where they CRUCIFIED him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.” John 19:18

“This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was CRUCIFIED was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.” John 19:20

“Then the soldiers, when they had CRUCIFIED Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.” John 19:23

“Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was CRUCIFIED with him.” John 19:32

“Now in the place where he was CRUCIFIED there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.” John 19:41

“Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have CRUCIFIED and slain:” Acts 2:23

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have CRUCIFIED, both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:36 

“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye CRUCIFIED, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.” Acts 4:10

“Knowing this, that our old man is CRUCIFIED with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:6

“Is Christ divided? was Paul CRUCIFIED for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?” 1 Corinthians 1:13

But we preach Christ CRUCIFIED, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;” 1 Corinthians 1:23

“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him CRUCIFIED.” 1 Corinthians 2:2

“Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have CRUCIFIED the Lord of glory.” 1 Corinthians 2:8

“For though he was CRUCIFIED through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.” 2 Corinthians 13:4

“I am CRUCIFIED with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, CRUCIFIED among you?” Galatians 3:1 

“And they that are Christ’s have CRUCIFIED the flesh with the affections and lusts.” Galatians 5:24

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is CRUCIFIED unto me, and I unto the world.” Galatians 6:14

“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was CRUCIFIED.” Revelation 11:8 

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