Category Archives: Cross of Christ

The ultimate detox center

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my … Continue reading

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Counting The Cost (by C.S. Lewis)

  “The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self–all your wishes and precautions–to Christ. “Christ says ‘Give me All. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and … Continue reading

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Thinking Deeply About Spiritual Transformation

You might want to get another sip of coffee before venturing with me into this post! If you’re brave enough, I am inviting you to think deeply about matters that have been the object of far too much superficial reflection. … Continue reading

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Design, Duty & Destiny

Will you accept the invitation from Jesus Christ? “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart; and … Continue reading

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Represented in the highest court

We are called to set our affections on the realities of heaven because it is the place “where Christ sits at God’s right hand” (Colossians 3:1). “For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only … Continue reading

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Humanity degrading itself by abusing the Creator

“Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on … Continue reading

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Three words that changed the world (and my life)

Three words powerfully summarize the greatest story known to humanity. The context they appear in moves the story from Eternity to Nativity to Calvary to Glory. The three words summarize the mission of Jesus and mark the  path one must take to glory. These words draw some … Continue reading

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Subversive Gospel-centered Communities

The gospel will lead us to live in humble, loving, truth-telling communities of mutual affection and honor. Continue reading

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7 truths of Christianity

How could we best summarize Christianity to others? Continue reading

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Living consistently with the truth of the Gospel

This Sunday’s message based on Galatians 2:11-16 Click here to listen: Download Sermon (10.9 mb) Steve Cornell

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