Tag: Atonement

The Great Exchange: From Death to Life

In and of ourselves, we are nothing. In fact, we are worse than nothing… we are like dirty pigs wallowing in our own filth, thinking we’re the richest most enviable creatures on earth. But as any one who’s seen at a pigsty can tell you, pigs are clearly neither rich nor enviable. We’re not much better. We are […]

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The Greatest Love: Before Our Story Began

Even before our story began, He knew how it would end. When He created the earth in perfect beauty, He knew it would decay under sin’s curse. When He created mankind from the dust of the ground, He knew that creation would utterly reject his Creator. When He breathed life into man’s body, He knew man would […]

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The Power of the Cross: an Easter Meditation

His robes for mine: O wonderful exchange! Clothed in my sin, Christ suffered ‘neath God’s rage. Draped in His righteousness, I’m justified. In Christ I live, for in my place He died.   See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, Or […]

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Book Review: Captivated

When was the last time you were captivated by the cross? Or enraptured with Christ’s resurrection? And why does it matter, anyway? Consider this thought from Thabiti Anyabwile’s newest book, Captivated: Beholding the Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection (emphasis added):* “The truth of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection is a daily reality for those who believe in Him. Yet from […]

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Captivated with the Cross

How long has it been since you’ve gazed at the cross? Not just glanced, in the middle of singing a hymn; or simply acknowledged, in the middle of conversation — but really, truly GAZED? How long since you’ve wept over the total abandonment shoved upon the holy Messiah? Or ached for the betrayal He willingly accepted? Or […]

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Book Review: Christ Our Mediator

You’ve heard the term “incarnation” before. You know that Jesus Christ became fully human in order to die on Calvary. You know that He was also fully God at the same time. But have you ever thought about how His humanity and divinity affected His death on the cross? Have you ever tried seeing the gospel […]

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If even the centurion was forgiven…

God’s forgiveness is SO amazing, so beyond our human understanding. Consider this: when Jesus Christ died on the cross, He prayed forgiveness for the men who crucified Him. But He wasn’t just saying words. The forgiveness He asked for actually came to fruition, right then and there. How do we know? When the centurion and […]

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