I want to link to a post from 2014, which has a message worth repeating: Christ Has Died.
Here’s a short note from William Powell Tuck’s book The Church Under the Cross:
To remove the cross from Christianity is to destroy the Christian message. The cross is at the center of our message about Christ. If we remove the cross from Christianity, we do not have the genuine New Testament message. With the hymn writer Isaac Watts, we proclaim:
When I survey the wondrous crossWilliam Powell Tuck, The Church Under the Cross, p. 12.
On which the prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ, my God.