Tag Archives: the cross of Christ

the embarrassment that matters

“…we cannot escape the embarrassment of standing stark naked before God. It is of no use for us to try and cover up like Adam and Eve in the garden. Our attempts at self-justification are as ineffectual as their fig leaves. We … Continue reading

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We were there, plotting and scheming

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there when they crucified my Lord? “‘Were you there when they crucified my Lord?’ the old spiritual asks. And we must … Continue reading

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brightness at midnight, darkness at noon

“At the birth of the Son of God, there was brightness at midnight; at the death of the Son of God there was darkness at noon.”  Brightness at midnight “And in the same region there were shepherds out in the … Continue reading

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Why did Christ die?

“God does not love us because Christ died for us; Christ died for us because God loves us.” (John Stott, The Cross of Christ) ____________________________

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Envious?

“Envy! Envy is the reverse side of a coin called vanity. Nobody is ever envious of others who is not first proud of himself.” (The Cross of Christ, John R.W. Stott) What seems basic to John Stott takes me a while … Continue reading

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vast beyond all measure

How deep the Father’s love for us, How vast beyond all measure, That He should give His only Son To make a wretch His treasure. How great the pain of searing loss – The Father turns His face away, As … Continue reading

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the question mark, stamped over

“I could never myself believe in God if it were not for the cross. The only God is the One Nietzsche ridiculed as ‘God on the cross.’ In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who … Continue reading

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