Category Archives: Cross of Christ

Responding to false accusations

Helpful advice for those facing false accusations. Continue reading

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Human guilt and a Sovereign God?

“God’s sovereignty over the death of Christ does not mitigate the guilt of the human conspirators. On the other hand, the malice of their conspiracy has not caught God flat-footed, as if he had not foreseen the cross, much less planned it.” Continue reading

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Still amazed by grace

It’s impossible to grow closer to God in a way that decreases your awareness of how much you need “an advocate with the Father” who is “the atoning sacrifice for our sins”? (I John 2:1-2). Continue reading

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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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