Tag Archives: Cross

The Wonder of the Cross

With tomorrow being Good Friday, I have posted several thought-provoking, and I hope affection stirring, statements from various authors below. Commenting on Matthew 27:41-42, D.A. Carson wrote: “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself.” The deeper irony … Continue reading

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Why the Cross?

“It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” –Romans 3:26 Tim Chester writes: On the cross Jesus interposed himself. He stood … Continue reading

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The Work of Christ

In a recent post I mentioned the importance of emphasizing the complete work of Christ. Every dimension of Christ’s life and work (Incarnation, perfect life, Cross, Resurrection, Ascension and Second Coming) is vitally important and we must not emphasize one … Continue reading

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Reading for Easter

Here are some reading recommendations for the Easter season. (Also see last year’s list.) Lifted: Experiencing the Resurrection Life by Sam Allberry (Available at the church book table) Salvation by Crucifixion by Phil Ryken (Available at the church book table) … Continue reading

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To be Apart from Christ is to be Under Judgment

Yesterday I read through One Forever, a primer on Union with Christ by Australian pastor Rory Shiner. I wanted to preview the book before we use it as a resource at our church. To say the least, I will have … Continue reading

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The Cross and The Resurrection

I’m currently reading J.I. Packer’s Weakness Is the Way. To be sure, there will be plenty to say about this short little gem. However, for now I wanted to share the following, which needs no introduction or concluding remarks. This … Continue reading

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Substitution

In the sermon on Sunday, while unpacking Mark 10:45, the theme of substitution was mentioned. However, it would be a disservice to the Redeemer family if I didn’t share one of the greatest summary statements (I’ve come across) on substitution … Continue reading

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The Necessity of the Resurrection

“And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we … Continue reading

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True Savior

The past two years during the Christmas season I have sought to emphasize that one of the beauties of the Incarnation (John 1:14) is that Jesus confronted sin and death (Rom. 8:2). Christianity is not escapism! Obviously the climax of … Continue reading

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Easter Reading

Each year during the Easter Season as we approach Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, I try to read some books that direct my heart and mind to the significance of these events. This year I am reading: Passion by Mike … Continue reading

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