Dr. S.M. Lockridge (1913-2000) was the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, a prominent African-American church in San Diego, CA, from 1953-1993. He gave a Good Friday devotional entitled “It’s Friday – But, Sunday’s Coming.”
Billy Graham marking his 95th birthday shared his last crusade that carried a simple message: there is no way for salvation, but through the Cross of Christ.
Ever wonder why it is that we can call Good Friday good since death in the form of the worst execution imaginable is at its focus?
Evangelicalism lost a wonderful teacher, pastor, theologian and author when John R.W. Stott passed away in Lingfield, Surrey in the south of England yesterday at the age of 90. Wolfgang Saxon wrote an excellent obit for The New York Times. The religion scholar Michael Cromartie once said that if evangelicals could elect a pope, they […]
With it being Good Friday and Easter fast approaching I thought I’d post on each of the seven last “words” (sayings) of Jesus on the Cross. The first of the seven last “words” of Christ. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do, (Luke 23:34, ESV). Even while on the cross in terrible […]
Some words of wisdom from British theologian, Biblical scholar, and Pastor Emeritus of All Souls Church in London, UK, John R.W. Stott wrote in his book, The Cross of Christ why the cross offends many around us. What is there about the cross of Christ which angers the world and stirs them up to persecute those […]
(First published in 2010) I am not nearly as thankful as I ought to be. The two most important days of my life I often take for granted. The First Day was the day that Christ died for my sins. Jesus took the punishment for every one of my sins, even the ones I haven’t […]
Many today are quite willing to talk about God’s love, but they lack understanding. There is the temptation to get haughty as if we deserve it, as if it is something that God owes us. Looking at God’s love that way cheapens this attribute, but when coupled with God’s justice and wrath – attributes in […]
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) preaching on John 3:18 on February 17, 1861 once said the following: The gate of Mercy is opened, and over the door it is written, ‘This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.‘ Between that word ‘save’ and the […]
British pastor and theologian, John R.W. Stott wrote in his book, The Cross of Christ, about what happens when we are united with Christ: When we are united to Christ a mysterious exchange takes place: he took our curse, so that we may receive his blessing; he became sin with our sin, so that we […]
British theologian, Biblical scholar, and Pastor Emeritus of All Souls Church in London, UK, John R.W. Stott wrote in his book, The Cross of Christ about why the cross is offensive to those in the world: What is there about the cross of Christ which angers the world and stirs them up to persecute those […]
Ben Terry posted the video of Bob Kauflin leading the song “Jesus, Thank You” accompanied by the band Reilly last week. I love the lyrics. Even in the midst of our worst moments we can always be thankful for the Cross of Christ. Thank you Jesus! Below are the lyrics for the first and second […]
British theologian, Biblical scholar, and Pastor Emeritus of All Souls Church in London, UK, John R.W. Stott wrote in his book, The Cross of Christ, how Christ defeated death on the cross: Jesus Christ has not only dethroned the devil but dealt with sin. In fact, it is by dealing with sin that he has […]
From D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) in The Cross: God’s Way of Salvation: There are certain things which have to be said over and over again, of necessity, and yet this is the marvel and the wonder of the cross, that however many times a man may preach about it, he has never finished preaching about […]
Some miscellany for the weekend… World Magazine: A Palin skeptic takes a second look by D.C. Innes – I think he’s pigeonholing her too much in regards to the Couric interview, the money quote is at the end. Pundit & Pundette: The last virtuous man in Hollywood? If you get canned make sure it’s for […]
From the words of John Calvin in his Institutes of the Christian Religion: Suppose [a man] learns, as Scripture teaches, that he was estranged from God through sin, is an heir of wrath, subject to the curse of eternal death, excluded from all hope of salvation, beyond every blessing of God, the slave of Satan, […]