The cross that someone hangs around their neck or which is hung in a church or temple is not to be worshipped. but, the cross is an important and integral part of the Christian faith and life. This sermon is called: The Cross Is Crucial. And, it is crucial that the world knows about Christ and the cross of Calvary, for it was there that he shed his blood for our sins and suffered and died. He rose victoriously over death, hell, and the grave, so now, the cross means more than a piece of jewelry. It is the emblem of suffering and shame, but also the object of glory and grace.