The Grace of the Cross

As we come off of one of the highlights of the Christian’s year…let’s not forget what Jesus did on the Cross and in His Resurrection. This morning I read the following words from John Owen’s book The Glory of Christ, “That intimate conjunction that is between Christ and the Church; whence it is just and […]

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“It is Finished!”

Last night we looked at three words uttered by Jesus from the Cross, “It is Finished.”  Surgeon said this about those words,—“It is altogether immeasurable. It is high; I cannot attain to it. It is deep; I cannot fathom it.”  One of the questions we sought to answer was this–when Jesus said “It” is finished, what […]

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A New Cross?

While reading AW Tozer’s The Pursuit of Man, I came across the following quote.  He wrote it in 1950…I wonder what he would say today? “The old cross slew men; the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it. The […]

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For the Sake of Christ!

In 2 Corinthians 12:10 Paul wraps up his discussion on his thorn in the flesh with these words, “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  It would seem to me that the key to the entire passage […]

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The Cross Was the Fulfillment of Scripture

Yesterday FBC’s Journey through John’s Gospel took us to the Cross.  One of the things John did was to go out of his way to show us the fulfillment of Scripture on the Cross.  You see it in verse 24 and in verse 28 where he says, “This was to fulfill the Scripture,” and “to […]

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Beneath the Cross of Jesus!

My Tuesday morning reading group read the fifth chapter of John Stott’s book, The Cross of Christ, this morning.  At the end of the chapter Stott summed it all up with these words, “How then can God express His holiness without consuming us, and His love without condoning our sins?  How can God satisfy His […]

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Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed!

There are times when I come out of my study of God’s Word overwhelmed with what God has shown me.  Today has been one of those times and all I could think to utter are the words of Isaac Watts,   Alas and did my Savior bleed and did my Sovereign die? Would He devote […]

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Developing a Christ-centered Heart

JI Packer, in his book Rediscovering Holiness, said, “There is no holiness without a Christ-centered, Christ-seeking, Christ-serving, Christ-adoring heart.  And the plan of salvation requires us to get our hearts into this frame and keep them there.”  How do we do that?  Packer suggests three things that I want to pass on to you this morning: […]

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One Great Quote!

This is one long sentence, but WoW! what a great quote for our meditation. “That Christ should come from the eternal bosom of his Father to a region of sorrow and death; that God should be manifest in the flesh, the Creator made a creature; that he that was clothed with glory should be wrapped […]

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