Verse to Remember: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45; see also Matthew 20:28). 1. The CROSS is the most recognized symbol in the world because God “so loved” the world—see John 3:16-17.2. The cross is a reminder that Jesus PURCHASED our freedom from sin and death—see Mark 10:45 and Hebrews 9:15. On the cross, Jesus made ATONEMENT for us—see Isaiah 53:4-6, 12.ATONEMENT = AT-ONE-MENT3. Because of the cross, we are AT ONE with God—see Hebrews 10:10.