The death of Jesus is often considered to be shameful—death by crucifixion was the ultimate humiliation. It is possible for Christians to feel ashamed of Jesus as a result of his death on the cross. However, his death is the reason for his coronation. It qualifies him as the head of his people, defeats Satan and frees sinners. It is the means he can save his people. Distance yourself from the death of Jesus and you distance yourself from the very source of our victory and help.