One cannot help but come to the cross and see it as a place of controversy. For some, the cross is the evidence that Jesus is not Lord at all. For here he was made a spectacle, subjected to humiliation, a mock king, the object of slander. But to others, this is the grand mystery of God, the bulwark of our faith and the final evidence that he is King of kings and Lord of lords. Today we will examine this profound mystery.