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I mentioned that Jesus came to invade satan's kingdom. When He did, the long period of time covered by the Old Testament permanently changed. Jesus brought a new covenant. When precisely did things change? Theologically, they changed on the cross. Paul explains this in some detail in Colossians when he says that the Father "has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love" (Col. 1:13). He then goes on to say that we have redemption through His blood (Col. 1:14). The blood that Jesus shed on the cross defeated the enemy, or as Paul later says, "having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it" (Col. 2:15). He declares that Jesus is the "head of all principality and power" (Col. 2:10).C. Peter Wagner Jesus And Cross Sayings By C. Peter Wagner: I mentioned that Jesus came to invade satan's kingdom. When He did, the long period
But please know, Jesus never lets you down. Please know that the love and tenderness of Mother Mary never lets you down. And holding on to her mantle and with the power that comes from Jesus love on the cross, let us move forward, always forward, and walk together as brothers and sisters in the Lord forward.Pope Francis Jesus And Cross Sayings By Pope Francis: But please know, Jesus never lets you down. Please know that the love and tenderness
God's love and mercy (like liberal preachers). Only when people see God as absolutely holy and absolutely loving will the cross of Jesus truly electrify and change them.Timothy Keller Jesus And Cross Sayings By Timothy Keller: God's love and mercy (like liberal preachers). Only when people see God as absolutely holy
Prayer for a Time of Suffering O Lord Jesus, by your incomparable sadness and by the unparalleled desolation that seized your divine heart on the Mount of Olives and on the Cross, and by the desolation of your dear Mother when she lost you, be our joy, or at least be our strength, now while your Cross and Passion are so closely joined to our hearts.Francis De Sales Jesus And Cross Sayings By Francis De Sales: Prayer for a Time of Suffering O Lord Jesus, by your incomparable sadness and by
We have reduced the kingdom of God to private piety, the victory of the cross to comfort for the conscience, and Easter itself to a happy, escapist ending after a sad, dark tale. Piety, conscience, and ultimate happiness are important, but not nearly as important as Jesus himself.N. T. Wright Jesus And Cross Sayings By N. T. Wright: We have reduced the kingdom of God to private piety, the victory of the cross
Upon that cross of Jesus Mine eye at times can see The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me; And from my smitten heart with tears Two wonders I confess The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.Elizabeth C. Clephane Jesus And Cross Sayings By Elizabeth C. Clephane: Upon that cross of Jesus Mine eye at times can see The very dying form
Righteousness and love, law and grace, life and death, as well as time and eternity all intersect at the cross; displaying a divine wisdom that staggers the imagination and leads the humble heart to bow in thankful adoration. To understand the cross of Christ is to understand the heart of God toward a fallen world He wants to save.Steven Cook Jesus And Cross Sayings By Steven Cook: Righteousness and love, law and grace, life and death, as well as time and eternity
Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Thank you for rising from the dead. I believe you are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I believe you are the only way to heaven, the only way to the Father. And right now, as an act of the will, by faith, I open the door of my life and receive you as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving my sins. Thank you for giving me eternal life. Have mercy on me, Lord. Show me your will. Teach me your Word. Guide me by your Holy Spirit. Take the throne of my life, Lord Jesus, and make me the kind of person you want me to be. In your holy and precious Name I pray, amen.Joel C. Rosenberg Jesus And Cross Sayings By Joel C. Rosenberg: Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.
Jesus Christ has taken the lead on the way of the cross. He has suffered first. He does not drive us toward suffering but shares it with us, wanting us to have life and to have it in abundance.Pope John Paul II Jesus And Cross Sayings By Pope John Paul II: Jesus Christ has taken the lead on the way of the cross. He has suffered
At the cross, God was punishing Jesus for the sins of the world. God's justice required a penalty from sinners, and in his unspeakable love, he paid the penalty himself in the person of his crucified Son.Lewis B. Smedes Jesus And Cross Sayings By Lewis B. Smedes: At the cross, God was punishing Jesus for the sins of the world. God's justice
But even if we remain in our own country, Christians and non-Christians are often widely separated from one another by social sub-cultures and lifestyles as well as by different values, beliefs and moral standards. Only an incarnation can span these divides, for an incarnation means entering other people's worlds, their thought-world, and the worlds of their alienation, loneliness and pain. Moreover, the incarnation led to the cross. Jesus first took our flesh, then bore our sin. This was a depth of penetration into our world in order to reach us, in comparison with which our little attempts to reach people seem amateur and shallow. The cross calls us to a much more radical and costly kind of evangelism than most churches have begun to consider, let alone experience.John R.W. Stott Jesus And Cross Sayings By John R.W. Stott: But even if we remain in our own country, Christians and non-Christians are often widely
Ingredient 2: Sorrow for Sin "I will be sorry for my sin" (Psa 38:18). Ambrose calls sorrow the embittering of the soul. The Hebrew word "to be sorrowful" signifies "to have the soul, as it were, crucified." This must be in true repentance: "They shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn" (Zec 12:10), as if they did feel the nails of the cross sticking in their sides. A woman may as well expect to have a child without pangs as one can have repentance without sorrow. He that can believe without doubting, suspect his faith; and he that can repent without sorrowing, suspect his repentance. Martyrs shed blood for Christ, and penitents shed tears for sin: "she ... stood at his [Jesus'] feet ... weeping" (Luk 7:38). See how this limbeck[19] dropped. The sorrow of her heart ran out at her eye ...Thomas Watson Jesus And Cross Sayings By Thomas Watson: Ingredient 2: Sorrow for Sin "I will be sorry for my sin" (Psa 38:18). Ambrose
When Jesus died on the cross the mercy of God did not become any greater. It could not become any greater, for it was already infinite. We get the odd notion that God is showing mercy because Jesus died. No
Jesus died because God is showing mercy. It was the mercy of God that gave us Calvary, not Calvary that gave us mercy. If God had not been merciful there would have been no incarnation, no babe in the manger, no man on a cross and no open tomb.
A.W. Tozer Jesus And Cross Sayings By A.W. Tozer: When Jesus died on the cross the mercy of God did not become any greater.
When Jesus died on the cross and cried out, 'It is finished!' He not only died for our sins, but for our diseases too.Kathryn Kuhlman Jesus And Cross Sayings By Kathryn Kuhlman: When Jesus died on the cross and cried out, 'It is finished!' He not only
In our present fallen, rebellious condition, nothing
I say it again carefully
nothing is more crucial for humanity than escaping the omnipotent wrath of God. That is not the ultimate goal of the cross. It is just infinitely necessary
and valuable beyond words. The ultimate goal of the cross
the ultimate good of the gospel
is the everlasting enjoyment of God. The glorious work of Christ in bearing our sins and removing God's wrath and providing our righteousness is aimed finally at this: "Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God" (1 Pet. 3:18). Jesus died for us so that we might say with the psalmist, "I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy" (Ps. 43:4).
John Piper Jesus And Cross Sayings By John Piper: In our present fallen, rebellious condition, nothingI say it again carefully nothing is more crucial
Yes, Mama. I'm going to try to love the Lord. At this there sprang into his mother's face something startling, beautiful, unspeakably sad - as though she were looking far beyond him at a long, dark road, and seeing on that road a traveler in perpetual danger. Was it he, the traveler? or herself? or was she thinking of the cross of Jesus?James Baldwin Jesus And Cross Sayings By James Baldwin: Yes, Mama. I'm going to try to love the Lord. At this there sprang into
Jesus loves sinners. He only loves sinners. He has never turned anyone away who came to Him for forgiveness, and He died on the cross for sinners, not for respectable people.Corrie Ten Boom Jesus And Cross Sayings By Corrie Ten Boom: Jesus loves sinners. He only loves sinners. He has never turned anyone away who came
Slowly the highlights emerged: sunlight on the Madonna's face, on the curls, left cheek and shoulder of the child. On the foredrapery covering the Madonna's leg, on the back of John as he straddled the balustrade, on the inside of the balustrade itself to accent its importance in the structure. All the rest, the blockseat, stairs, walls were in quiet
shadow. Now, he thought, one saw and felt the crisis, the intense emotional thinking reflected on Mary's face as she felt the tug of Jesus at her breast and the weight of the cross in her hand.
Irving Stone Jesus And Cross Sayings By Irving Stone: Slowly the highlights emerged: sunlight on the Madonna's face, on the curls, left cheek and
Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone accept, His Lordship. The Cross, as it enters the love life, will reveal the heart's truth.Elisabeth Elliot Jesus And Cross Sayings By Elisabeth Elliot: Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have
Imagine that you had discovered gold or oil on a certain property, and no one else knew about it. Can you see yourself being sad and feeling deprived for having to gather all your resources and sacrifice them in order to buy that property? Hardly. Now you know what it is like to deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus.Dallas Willard Jesus And Cross Sayings By Dallas Willard: Imagine that you had discovered gold or oil on a certain property, and no one
You can always count on the promise of forever that He made when He died on that cross and rose again three days later. He did that for you.Naya S. Jesus And Cross Sayings By Naya S.: You can always count on the promise of forever that He made when He died
O wretched slaves of Mammon, you cannot glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ while you trust in treasures laid up on earth: you cannot taste and see how gracious the Lord is, while you are hungering for gold. If you have not rejoiced at the thought of His coming, that day will be indeed a day of wrath to you.Bernard Of Clairvaux Jesus And Cross Sayings By Bernard Of Clairvaux: O wretched slaves of Mammon, you cannot glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus
Remember, God placed man on earth and gave him dominion over the earth to cultivate and steward it. The fall of man subjected the earth to the same corruption as the hearts of man, but the work Jesus did on the cross set the course for the reversal of this process and the return to our intended mandate. Instead, we as Christians tend to sit back while those who do not know the Lord cultivate and dominate the earth. This is not wrong. They are in fact doing what they were created to do, but they are doing it under a different master. Consider what the world would look like if we took up our God-given mandate and released, by restoration, the glory of creation to a watching world!Karla Perry Jesus And Cross Sayings By Karla Perry: Remember, God placed man on earth and gave him dominion over the earth to cultivate
Do you realize that, ultimately, every single biblical doctrine of theology directly or indirectly is founded in Genesis 1-11? Why did Jesus die on a cross? - Genesis 1-11. Why is He called "the last Adam" (1Co 15:45)? - Genesis 1-11. Why do we sin? - Genesis 1-11. Why is there death in the world? - Genesis 1-11. Why do you have a seven-day week? - Genesis 1-11. Why do we need new heavens and a new earth? - Genesis 1-11. Why is marriage between one man and one woman? - Genesis 1-11. Is it therefore important? Genesis 1-11 is the foundational history for the whole rest of the Bible!Ken Ham Jesus And Cross Sayings By Ken Ham: Do you realize that, ultimately, every single biblical doctrine of theology directly or indirectly is
But isn't the whole idea of sanctification the fact that we're not really there yet? That we're still growing and becoming? Still learning how to live the gospel out? Then why this obsession with pretending to be something for other people, who are pretending to be something for us? It's madness. You see that, don't you? The cross of Jesus, while definitely meant to include us in the family of God, is also designed to out us as people who desperately need what its forgiveness and power provide. TheMatt Chandler Jesus And Cross Sayings By Matt Chandler: But isn't the whole idea of sanctification the fact that we're not really there yet?
The initial impetus to cross lines of race and heritage with the Gospel of Jesus Christ arose not from a committee planning world evangelization, but from God himself.D. A. Carson Jesus And Cross Sayings By D. A. Carson: The initial impetus to cross lines of race and heritage with the Gospel of Jesus
And take up their cross. That cross is already there, ready, from the very beginning; we need only take it up. But to keep us from believing that we must simply choose any arbitrary cross, or simply pick out our suffering as we will, Jesus emphasizes that each of us has his or her own cross, ready, appointed, and appropriately measured by God.1Dietrich Bonhoeffer Jesus And Cross Sayings By Dietrich Bonhoeffer: And take up their cross. That cross is already there, ready, from the very beginning;
Somehow I get puzzled when I see so many Christians living in luxury and singing 'Jesus, I my cross have taken, all to leave and follow Thee,' and remember how my wife died in a tenement in New York City, gasping for air and asking God to take the little girl too. Of course
I
don't expect you people can prevent every one from dying of starvation, lack of proper nourishment
and tenement air, but what does following Jesus mean?
Charles M. Sheldon Jesus And Cross Sayings By Charles M. Sheldon: Somehow I get puzzled when I see so many Christians living in luxury and singing
As we shall see, it is only when we take fully into account the gospel writers' belief that Jesus was involved in the ultimate battle against the ultimate forces of evil that we can begin to see how their combination of kingdom and cross - and, looking wider, of incarnation, kingdom, cross, and resurrection - makes sense.N. T. Wright Jesus And Cross Sayings By N. T. Wright: As we shall see, it is only when we take fully into account the gospel
When you feel the assaults of passion and anger, then is the time to be silent as Jesus was silent in the midst of His ignominies and sufferings.Paul Of The Cross Jesus And Cross Sayings By Paul Of The Cross: When you feel the assaults of passion and anger, then is the time to be
Many believers have abandoned living for God's great purposes and settled for personal fulfillment and emotional stability. That is narcissism, not discipleship. Jesus did not die on the cross just so we could live comfortable, well-adjusted lives. His purpose is far deeper: He wants to make us like himself before he takes us to heaven. This is our greatest privilege, our immediate responsibility, and our ultimate destiny.Rick Warren Jesus And Cross Sayings By Rick Warren: Many believers have abandoned living for God's great purposes and settled for personal fulfillment and
The Harrowing of Hell is so important to the Eastern Orthodox Church that they reenact it during their Easter liturgy. The priest exits the church with a cross held high, and the congregation remains inside. The church doors are locked and the lights are turned off. The darkened church becomes hell, the Devil's jail. The priest then pounds on the doors of the church - symbolizing Christ assaulting the gates of Hades - proclaiming "Open the doors to the Lord of the powers, the king of glory!" Inside the church the people make a great noise of rattling chains, the resistance of hell to the coming of Christ. Eventually the doors are opened, the cross enters, and the church is lit and filled with incense. For the Orthodox, Easter is all about how Jesus defeats the power of death.Richard Beck Jesus And Cross Sayings By Richard Beck: The Harrowing of Hell is so important to the Eastern Orthodox Church that they reenact
I stand on victory ground for today. I claim all the work of the cross of Jesus, His resurrection power, His ascended authority, and Pentecost for all my victory. You are Lord of all my life this day. In Jesus' name, Amen.Sylvia Gunter Jesus And Cross Sayings By Sylvia Gunter: I stand on victory ground for today. I claim all the work of the cross
Why does your head look like that?" "Like what?" he asked, confused as she squinted up at him like he stunk. "You're usually cleaner about your beard and hair. You look like Jesus hanging from the cross, Jordie.Toni Aleo Jesus And Cross Sayings By Toni Aleo: Why does your head look like that?" "Like what?" he asked, confused as she squinted
In his temptation of Jesus, Satan quoted Scripture, and he didn't remember, misquote anything. God wants his children to eat bread, not to starve before stones. God will protect his anointed one with the angels of heaven. God will give his Messiah all the kingdoms of the earth. All this is true. What is satanic about all of this, though, is that Satan wanted our Lord to grasp these things apart from the cross and the empty tomb.Russell D. Moore Jesus And Cross Sayings By Russell D. Moore: In his temptation of Jesus, Satan quoted Scripture, and he didn't remember, misquote anything. God
The church is never more in danger than when it sees itself simply as the solution-bearer and forgets that every day it too must say, "Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner," and allow that confession to work its way into genuine humility even as it stands boldly before the world and its crazy empires. In particular, it is a problem if and when a "Christian" empire seeks to impose its will dualistically on the world by labeling other parts of the world "evil" while seeing itself as the avenging army of God. That is more or less exactly what Jesus found in the Israel of his day. The cross was and remains a call to a different vocation, a new way of dealing with evil and ultimately a new vision of God.N. T. Wright Jesus And Cross Sayings By N. T. Wright: The church is never more in danger than when it sees itself simply as the
Today someone asked me if that old stereotype about hot-headed Italians is true. I answered this way: About 2,000 years ago, there was a guy running around hollering about peace & love ... and we nailed his ass to a cross! (Hope that answers your fuckin' question!)Quentin R. Bufogle Jesus And Cross Sayings By Quentin R. Bufogle: Today someone asked me if that old stereotype about hot-headed Italians is true. I answered
Cause Jesus I do think did exist, and he was, I think, a guy who had interesting ideas in the Gandhi-type area, in the Nelson Mandela-type area, you know, relaxed and groovy; and the Romans thought, Relaxed and groovy?! No, no, no, no, no! So they murdered him. And kids eat chocolate eggs, because of the color of the chocolate, and the color of the ... wood on the cross. Well, you tell me! It's got nothing to do with it, has it?Eddie Izzard Jesus And Cross Sayings By Eddie Izzard: Cause Jesus I do think did exist, and he was, I think, a guy who
The power of sin and death has been eclipsed by the power of the Spirit. The Spirit breathes life into our mortal, sin-infested bodies - thanks to what Jesus has done for us. By sending His Son in "the likeness of sinful flesh," God judges sin finally and completely. The sins of the world are concentrated and condemned in the flesh of Jesus as He hangs on the cross. So now there is no condemnation remaining for those who've entered into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.Anonymous Jesus And Cross Sayings By Anonymous: The power of sin and death has been eclipsed by the power of the Spirit.
Almsgiving, according to the Gospel, is not mere philanthropy; rather it is a concrete expression of charity, a theological virtue that demands interior conversion to love of God and neighbor, in imitation of Jesus Christ, who, dying on the cross, gave his entire self for us.Pope Benedict XVI Jesus And Cross Sayings By Pope Benedict XVI: Almsgiving, according to the Gospel, is not mere philanthropy; rather it is a concrete expression
I'm sentimental about Jesus on the cross. Jesus was a Jew, and also I believe he was a catalyst, and I think he offended people because his message was to love your neighbour as yourself; in other words, no one is better than somebody else. He embraced all people, whether it was a beggar on the street or a prostitute, and he admonished a group of Jews who were not observing the precepts of the Torah. So he rattled a lot of people's cages.Madonna Ciccone Jesus And Cross Sayings By Madonna Ciccone: I'm sentimental about Jesus on the cross. Jesus was a Jew, and also I believe
Hope thou in God. The Lord Jesus has made it manifest that He regards you at an infinite estimation. He left His royal throne, He left His royal courts, He clothed His divinity with humanity, and died a shameful death upon the cross of Calvary, that you might be saved. - The Review and Herald, June 29, 1897.Ellen G. White Jesus And Cross Sayings By Ellen G. White: Hope thou in God. The Lord Jesus has made it manifest that He regards you
The specific sufferings of Jesus do not amount to redemption: rather, redemption is wrought through the uniqueness of the person who suffered and the perfect charity for which, in which and by which he suffered. The uniqueness of the suffering of Christ, then, lies in the pro knobs, which is bound to the freedom through which the Son endures "every human suffering" on account of love. To say that Jesus endured "every human suffering" does not mean that he specifically suffered every thing that every person ever did or could suffer, but the he "sums up" in this Passion the suffering so fate world, mystically including them in his own suffering and recapitulating them in the form of perfect love. The whole weight of this psychological and physical dereliction of humanity is, in Christ, suffered and sorrowed now within God himself, in the sense that the human sufferings of Christ are "one" with the divine filial relation that constitutes his unity with the Father.Aaron Riches Jesus And Cross Sayings By Aaron Riches: The specific sufferings of Jesus do not amount to redemption: rather, redemption is wrought through
Perhaps the most likely answer is that, in the Bible, six is the number for human beings. People were created on the sixth day, and they are to work six of seven days. A Hebrew could not be a slave for more than six years. God's number, on the other hand, is seven. He created seven days in a week. There are seven colors in the visible spectrum and seven notes in a musical scale. Biblically, there are seven feasts of Jehovah (Leviticus 23); seven sayings of Jesus from the cross; and seven "secrets" in the Kingdom parables (Matthew 13). At the fall of Jericho, seven priests marched in front of the army bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns, and on the seventh day they marched around the city seven times (Joshua 6).David Jeremiah Jesus And Cross Sayings By David Jeremiah: Perhaps the most likely answer is that, in the Bible, six is the number for
When Jesus gives us new life, He strips away all that binds us ... all that holds us captive ... and frees us so we can be fully alive to enter into a new life with Him. Do you live in this freedom, or do you live bound up in grave clothes, held captive by bitterness, unforgiveness, anger, fear, doubt, sickness, or something else? Friend, Jesus wants you to live and walk in the freedom of the cross.Wendy Blight Jesus And Cross Sayings By Wendy Blight: When Jesus gives us new life, He strips away all that binds us ... all
While he hung on the cross, caught in the agony of such a death, Jesus found the strength to speak a handful of words. Shall I tell you my favorite? He said, 'Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing.' He said this about his tormenters and murderers. Roman and Jew. It did not matter to him. He spoke forgiveness over them, although they betrayed him and robbed him of life itself.Tessa Afshar Jesus And Cross Sayings By Tessa Afshar: While he hung on the cross, caught in the agony of such a death, Jesus
I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East
you're as good as dead.
Elton John Jesus And Cross Sayings By Elton John: I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the
I have come to believe that the mark of the truly sanctified heart is that it cares more about another's salvation than it does about its own well-being. It is not the words you say or the deeds you do that really matter. It is whether deep down in your spirit you have taken the way of the Cross and come to the place where you care about what Jesus cares about and are willing to give up everything so people will be redeemed.Dennis F. Kinlaw Jesus And Cross Sayings By Dennis F. Kinlaw: I have come to believe that the mark of the truly sanctified heart is that
The only time in all the gospels that Jesus Christ prays to God and doesn't call him Father is on the cross, when he says, "My God, my God, why have you forgotten me? Why have you forsaken me?" Jesus lost his relationship with the Father so that we could have a relationship with God as father. Jesus was forgotten so that we could be remembered forever - from everlasting to everlasting. Jesus Christ bore all the eternal punishment that our sins deserve. That is the cost of prayer. Jesus paid the price so God could be our father. Perhaps,Timothy J. Keller Jesus And Cross Sayings By Timothy J. Keller: The only time in all the gospels that Jesus Christ prays to God and doesn't
You might say, 'Can't we have a more human Christianity, without the cross, without Jesus, without stripping ourselves?' In this way we'd become pastry-shop Christians, like a pretty cake and nice sweet things. Pretty, but not true Christians.Pope Francis Jesus And Cross Sayings By Pope Francis: You might say, 'Can't we have a more human Christianity, without the cross, without Jesus,
On the Cross the Jesus of the Four Gospels, who was God, cried out My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? God cannot forsake himself, Jesus was God himself. Yet God forsook Jesus, and the latter cried out to know why he was forsaken. Any able divine will explain that of course he knew, and that he was not forsaken. The explanation renders it difficult to believe the dying cry, and the passage becomes one of the mysteries of the holy Christian religion, which, unless a man rightly believe, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.Charles Bradlaugh Jesus And Cross Sayings By Charles Bradlaugh: On the Cross the Jesus of the Four Gospels, who was God, cried out My
There is a way by which any man, however sinful and unworthy, may draw near to God the Father. Jesus Christ has opened that way by the sacrifice He made for us upon the cross. The holiness and justice of God need not frighten sinners and keep them back. Only let them cry to God in the name of Jesus, - only let them plead the atoning blood of Jesus, - and they shall find God upon a throne of grace, willing and ready to hear. The name of Jesus is a never-failing passport to our prayers. In that name a man may draw near to God with boldness, and ask with confidence. God has engaged to hear him. Think of this. Is not this encouragement?J.C. Ryle Jesus And Cross Sayings By J.C. Ryle: There is a way by which any man, however sinful and unworthy, may draw near
We have to love more, I believe the most powerful message preached was when no words were used Jesus hung on the cross. And with his blood declared its finish. This is why we need to love harder, and I don't mean we need more preachers we need Christians so changed by the gospel that the love of God on the cross floods every aspect of your life.Jordan Wells Jesus And Cross Sayings By Jordan Wells: We have to love more, I believe the most powerful message preached was when no
I can't have discussions about it anymore, I just can't. When someone asks me if I've found Jesus, I say, 'Yeah, I saw him at a Nirvana concert a couple of years ago.' It's like, Jesus has got things to do, he's got a ten o'clock. He's not going to fix things for me, I have to fix things for myself, so I try and have a sense of humor about it and nobody finds my humor very amusing. We've just got to lighten up on the savior bit, folks. You know, get off the cross, we need the wood.Tori Amos Jesus And Cross Sayings By Tori Amos: I can't have discussions about it anymore, I just can't. When someone asks me if
Satan conquered Jesus on the Cross and took His spirit to the dark regions of hellKenneth Copeland Jesus And Cross Sayings By Kenneth Copeland: Satan conquered Jesus on the Cross and took His spirit to the dark regions of
Jesus did not die just to save you from hell. He paid the price to give you all of heaven.Carlos A. Rodriguez Jesus And Cross Sayings By Carlos A. Rodriguez: Jesus did not die just to save you from hell. He paid the price to
I'll walk through the fire
With my head lifted high
And my spirit revived
In Your story
Hillsong Jesus And Cross Sayings By Hillsong: I'll walk through the fireWith my head lifted highAnd my spirit revivedIn Your story
Our tendency in the midst of suffering is to turn on God. To get angry and bitter and shake our fist at the sky and say, "God, you don't know what it's like! You don't understand! You have no idea what I'm going through. You don't have a clue how much this hurts."
The cross is God's way of taking away all of our accusations, excuses, and arguments.
The cross is God taking on flesh and blood and saying, "Me too.
Rob Bell Jesus And Cross Sayings By Rob Bell: Our tendency in the midst of suffering is to turn on God. To get angry
Now I begin to be a disciple ... Let fire and cross, flocks of beasts, broken bones, dismemberment ... come upon me, so long as I attain to Jesus Christ.Ignatius Of Antioch Jesus And Cross Sayings By Ignatius Of Antioch: Now I begin to be a disciple ... Let fire and cross, flocks of beasts,
He was without any comforts of God - no feeling that God loved him - no
feeling that God pitied him - no feeling that God supported him. God was his
sun before - now that sun became all darkness ... He was without God - he
was as if he had no God. All that God had been to him before was taken from
him now. He was Godless - deprived of his God. He had the feeling of the
condemned, when the Judge says: "Depart from me, ye cursed," "who shall
be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and
from the glory of his power." He felt that God said the same to him. Ah! This is
the hell which Christ suffered. The ocean of Christ's sufferings is
unfathomable ... He was forsaken in the [place] of sinners. If you close with him
as your surety, you will never be forsaken ... "My God, my God, why hast thou
forsaken me?" [The answer?] For me - for me.
Robert Murray McCheyne Jesus And Cross Sayings By Robert Murray McCheyne: He was without any comforts of God - no feeling that God loved him -
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. ~ Isaiah 53:2-3 Isaiah's the Suffering Servant songs paint a picture of someone who has experienced rejection, dis-appointment, and even abuse. Jesus' suffering on the cross is well known, but Isaiah also points to the anguish of heart: the feelings our Lord experienced among his own people. In the opening of hisRay Hollenbach Jesus And Cross Sayings By Ray Hollenbach: He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance
You ... are stones of the temple of the Father, prepared for the Father's building, and drawn up on high by the instrument of Jesus Christ, which is the Cross (cf. Jn. 12:32), making use of the Holy Spirit as a rope, while your faith was the means by which you ascended, and your love the way which led up to God. You, therefore, as well as all your fellow-travelers, are God-bearers, temple-bearers, Christ-bearers, bearers of holiness, adorned in all respects with the commandments of Jesus Christ.Ignatius Of Antioch Jesus And Cross Sayings By Ignatius Of Antioch: You ... are stones of the temple of the Father, prepared for the Father's building,
To shame our sins He blushed in blood;
He closed His eyes to show us God;
Let all the world fall down and know
That none but God such love can show
Bernard Of Clairvaux Jesus And Cross Sayings By Bernard Of Clairvaux: To shame our sins He blushed in blood;He closed His eyes to show us God;Let
When your heart is gripped by the love of God poured out in the cross, and when you see the extent of that love in the propitiation by which Christ became the sacrifice for your sin, bearing wrath and entering hell for you, and when you are convinced that this Christ offers Himself in redeeming love to others who do not yet know Him, a passion will be lit in your heart to pursue a God-centered life.Colin S. Smith Jesus And Cross Sayings By Colin S. Smith: When your heart is gripped by the love of God poured out in the cross,
Sin is serious - so serious it sent Jesus Christ to the cross. Flee from [sin] and stay close to Christ.Billy Graham Jesus And Cross Sayings By Billy Graham: Sin is serious - so serious it sent Jesus Christ to the cross. Flee from
Jesus did not pay the penalty for our misdeeds so we can continue disobeying God with abandon; rather, in dying on the cross, Jesus not only canceled our spiritual debt but also cured our spiritual disease. When we put our trust in Christ, He forgives our sins and also begins the work of changing us from the inside to become holy and loving like Him, and like God our Father. Jesus does this through the Holy Spirit, whom He sent. Salvation by grace does not mean we stay impure sinners forever. Rather, it means that God forgives all our sins and does for us what we cannot do for ourselves by paying the penalty for our sins and working to eliminate sin from our lives. He does this in two stages: while we are mortal, the Holy Spirit changes our hearts so that we begin to live in a way that is more pleasing to God, even though we still commit sin; and then in the resurrection at the end of history, we will be made morally and spiritually perfect beings.Nabeel Qureshi Jesus And Cross Sayings By Nabeel Qureshi: Jesus did not pay the penalty for our misdeeds so we can continue disobeying God
We are foolish to expect to serve God without opposition: the more zealous we are, the more sure are we to be assailed ... Glory be to God, we know the end of the war. The great dragon shall be cast out and for ever destroyed, while Jesus and they who are with him shall receive the crown. Let us sharpen our swords to-night, and pray the Holy Spirit to nerve our arms for the conflict. Never battle so important, never crown so glorious. Every man to his post, ye warriors of the cross, and may the Lord tread Satan under your feet shortly!Charles Spurgeon Jesus And Cross Sayings By Charles Spurgeon: We are foolish to expect to serve God without opposition: the more zealous we are,
Black Jesus hangs from the cross in a painting on the hallway wall, and Malcolm X holds a shotgun in a photograph next to him.Angie Thomas Jesus And Cross Sayings By Angie Thomas: Black Jesus hangs from the cross in a painting on the hallway wall, and Malcolm
In his self-offering on the Cross, Jesus, as it were, brings all the sin of the world deep within the love of God and wipes it away.Pope Benedict XVI Jesus And Cross Sayings By Pope Benedict XVI: In his self-offering on the Cross, Jesus, as it were, brings all the sin of
Dear Father, I pray to you in the name of your dear Son Jesus Christ, and I confess my sins to you and ask for your forgiveness through His death upon the cross in my behalf. I love you and long to serve you with the best of my ability, but my ability is as nothing compared to your great power. The great need for the gospel in our world overwhelms me. Oh, give me your strength and power, love through me, that I might do all for you and others to the glory of your kingdom and your name. Amen.Andrew Murray Jesus And Cross Sayings By Andrew Murray: Dear Father, I pray to you in the name of your dear Son Jesus Christ,
As if this were not enough, Jesus finished his seeker-sensitive plea with a pull-at-your-heartstrings conclusion. "Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple."8 Give up everything you have, carry a cross, and hate your family. This sounds a lot different than "Admit, believe, confess, and pray a prayer after me.David Platt Jesus And Cross Sayings By David Platt: As if this were not enough, Jesus finished his seeker-sensitive plea with a pull-at-your-heartstrings conclusion.
If the cross is a personal act of violence perpetrated by God towards humankind but borne by his Son, then it makes a mockery of Jesus' own teaching to love your enemies and to refuse to repay evil with evil.Steve Chalke Jesus And Cross Sayings By Steve Chalke: If the cross is a personal act of violence perpetrated by God towards humankind but
If we had not experienced our deep sinfulness and Jesus' deep forgiveness through the cross, we will not love others well in the midst of their struggles. If we do not see the beauty and glory of God in our own redemption, we will not be able to offer a compelling redemptive vision for those who are hopeless and who doubt God's love for them.James MacDonald Jesus And Cross Sayings By James MacDonald: If we had not experienced our deep sinfulness and Jesus' deep forgiveness through the cross,
When I was a little girl, if someone asked me why I was a Christian, I said it was because Jesus lived in my heart. In high school, I said it was because I accepted the atonement of Jesus Christ on the cross for my sins. My sophomore year of college, during a short-lived Reformed phase, I said it was because of the irresistible grace of God. But after watching Zarmina's execution on television, I decided that the most truthful answer to that question was this: I was a Christian because I was born in the United States of America in the year 1981 to Peter and Robin Held. Arminians call it free will; Calvinists call it predestination. I call it the cosmic lottery.Rachel Held Evans Jesus And Cross Sayings By Rachel Held Evans: When I was a little girl, if someone asked me why I was a Christian,
There are an incalculable number of things within me that I frantically wish to be emptied of, and despite my most earnest efforts to remove them, they remain. And it is Easter that reminds me that God empties out tombs.Craig D. Lounsbrough Jesus And Cross Sayings By Craig D. Lounsbrough: There are an incalculable number of things within me that I frantically wish to be
He is an unsuccessful scapegoat whose heroic willingness to die for the truth will ultimately make the entire cycle of satanic violence visible to all people and therefore inoperative. The "kingdom of Satan" will give way to the "kingdom of God." Thanks to Jesus' death, the Spirit of God, alias the Paraclete (a word that signifies "the lawyer for the defense"), wins a foothold in the kingdom of Satan. He reveals the innocence of Jesus to the disciples first and then to all of us. The defense of victims is both a moral imperative and the source of our increasing power to demystify scapegoating. The Passion accounts reveal a phenomenon that unbeknownst to us generates all human cultures and still warps our human vision in favor of all sorts of exclusions and scapegoating. If this analysis is true, the explanatory power of Jesus' death is much greater than we realize, and Paul's exalted idea of the Cross as the source of all knowledge is anthropologically sound. TheRene Girard Jesus And Cross Sayings By Rene Girard: He is an unsuccessful scapegoat whose heroic willingness to die for the truth will ultimately
It takes the entire Bible to help us understand all the reasons that Jesus' death on the cross was not just a failure and a tragedy but was consummate wisdom. It takes a major part of Genesis to help us understand God's purposes in Joseph's tribulations. Sometimes we may wish that God would send us our book - a full explanation! But even though we cannot know all the particular reasons for our crosses, we can look at the cross and know God is working things out.Timothy J. Keller Jesus And Cross Sayings By Timothy J. Keller: It takes the entire Bible to help us understand all the reasons that Jesus' death
Now do I begin to be a disciple of Christ, and care for nothing in this world, that so I may find Jesus. Let fire, or the cross, or wild beasts, or the breaking of my bones, or the cutting of me to pieces, or the shattering of my whole body, yea, all the tortures of the devil - let them all come upon me, only let me enjoy my God.Ignatius Of Antioch Jesus And Cross Sayings By Ignatius Of Antioch: Now do I begin to be a disciple of Christ, and care for nothing in
Let's forget about the mythical Jesus and look for encouragement, solace and inspiration from real women ... Two thousand years of patriarchal rule under the shadow of the cross ought to be enough to turn women toward the feminist 'salvation' of this worldAnnie Laurie Gaylor Jesus And Cross Sayings By Annie Laurie Gaylor: Let's forget about the mythical Jesus and look for encouragement, solace and inspiration from real
We need to know that our limits do not define our limitations. And an empty tomb does exactly that.Craig D. Lounsbrough Jesus And Cross Sayings By Craig D. Lounsbrough: We need to know that our limits do not define our limitations. And an empty
Grace, like an angel of mercy, makes his voice heard sweet and clear, repeating the story of the cross, the matchless love of Jesus.Ellen G. White Jesus And Cross Sayings By Ellen G. White: Grace, like an angel of mercy, makes his voice heard sweet and clear, repeating the
To suggest that the grief of Christ issues from his perfect wisdom and
charity would confirm that true sorrow is human and therefore cannot
correspond to despair, since the hopelessness of despair would yield nothing
about which to sorrow. If life is meaningless, there is no reason to
mourn. Truth is what makes grief authentic and real, and so it follows
that Truth Incarnate, come down from heaven to our vale of tears, would
grieve at the highest pitch. The "tragic experience of the most complete
desolation"49 depends on "the knowledge and experience of the Father."50
Or as Adrienne von Speyr puts it: "The Father is never more present than
in this absence on the Cross.
Aaron Riches Jesus And Cross Sayings By Aaron Riches: To suggest that the grief of Christ issues from his perfect wisdom andcharity would confirm
But they all stood beneath the cross, enemies and believers, doubters and cowards, revilers and devoted followers. His prayer, in that hour, and his forgiveness, was meant for them all, and for all their sins. The mercy and love of God are at work even in the midst of his enemies. It is the same Jesus Christ, who of his grace calls us to follow him, and whose grace saves the murderer who mocks him on the cross in his last hour.Dietrich Bonhoeffer Jesus And Cross Sayings By Dietrich Bonhoeffer: But they all stood beneath the cross, enemies and believers, doubters and cowards, revilers and
If true love were only about feelings, Jesus would have been hugged to death for our redemption. Thank God for His cross this and every day.Mark Hart Jesus And Cross Sayings By Mark Hart: If true love were only about feelings, Jesus would have been hugged to death for
The God of freedom, the true God, is ... not recognized by his power and glory in the history of the world, but through his helplessness and his death on the scandal of the cross of JesusJurgen Moltmann Jesus And Cross Sayings By Jurgen Moltmann: The God of freedom, the true God, is ... not recognized by his power and
You've got to be centered on Christ. It's a work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit forms Jesus within us. No cross? No crown. No pain? No gain. No way around it - if there was a shortcut, I'd know it and I'd tell ya.John Corapi Jesus And Cross Sayings By John Corapi: You've got to be centered on Christ. It's a work of the Holy Spirit. The
To whom should we listen? The loudest voices? The most educated? The formerly marginalized? The formerly powerful? Those with the most retweets? Those who have traditionally spoken for God are now looked at askance by many people, and with good reason. Too often they've used their Christian platform for political and military gain. They've forgotten that the story of God, exemplified in Jesus, is an abdication of power. It's a story of self-limitation and humility. It's a story lived in solidarity with those at the margins. To whom should we listen? To Jesus on the cross.Tony Jones Jesus And Cross Sayings By Tony Jones: To whom should we listen? The loudest voices? The most educated? The formerly marginalized? The
The sweetest fragrance, the most beautiful aroma that God has ever detected emanating from this planet, was the aroma of the perfect sacrifice of Jesus that was offered once and for all on the cross.R.C. Sproul Jesus And Cross Sayings By R.C. Sproul: The sweetest fragrance, the most beautiful aroma that God has ever detected emanating from this
So this is reality, this forgiveness, this reconciliation, is true for everybody. Paul insisted that when Jesus died on the cross, he was reconciling "all things, in heaven and on earth, to God." All things, everywhere ... This reality then isn't something we make come true about ourselves by doing something. It is already true. Our choice is to live in this new reality or cling to a reality of our own making.Rob Bell Jesus And Cross Sayings By Rob Bell: So this is reality, this forgiveness, this reconciliation, is true for everybody. Paul insisted that
Are the Scriptures clear (perspicuous)? That is, can a literate, faithful Christian read the Bible and understand what God is saying? The answer depends upon how high or low we set the bar for "understanding" and how much or how little we allow for differences in that understanding. For example, setting the bar low, all Christians would agree that the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ came for our salvation by dying on the Cross. Further, the belief that Jesus was both truly God and truly man is a teaching that most Christians throughout history have held, though both of those doctrines were challenged in significant ways in early Christian history. But once we go a bit more in-depth and get into such questions as how Jesus saves a person and what, exactly, one needs to do in order to be saved by Christ, we run into all manner of differences among Christian traditions.Devin Rose Jesus And Cross Sayings By Devin Rose: Are the Scriptures clear (perspicuous)? That is, can a literate, faithful Christian read the Bible
We must say to ourselves something like this: 'Well, when Jesus looked down from the cross, he didn't think "I am giving myself to you because you are so attractive to me." No, he was in agony, and he looked down at us - denying him, abandoning him, and betraying him - and in the greatest act of love in history, he STAYED. He said, "Father, forgive them, they don't know what they are doing." He loved us, not because we were lovely to him, but to make us lovely. That is why I am going to love my spouse.' Speak to your heart like that, and then fulfill the promises you made on your wedding day.Timothy Keller Jesus And Cross Sayings By Timothy Keller: We must say to ourselves something like this: 'Well, when Jesus looked down from the
Let the separation between you and the world be final and irreversible. Say, 'Here I go for Christ and His Cross, for the faith of the Bible, for the laws of God, for holiness, for trust in Jesus; and never will I go back, come what may.Charles Spurgeon Jesus And Cross Sayings By Charles Spurgeon: Let the separation between you and the world be final and irreversible. Say, 'Here I
The distance between your head and your heart is only twelve inches, but it's the difference between information and transformation. It's not enough to invite Jesus into your mind. You have to open the door to your heart of hearts. No door can remain locked. Even the door to your hidden room.

Nothing entangles the emotions like sin. And if you sin long enough, it feels like a Gordian knot that seems impossible to untangle. But Jesus Christ went to the cross to undo what you have done. He broke the curse of sin so you can break the cycle of sin.
Mark Batterson Jesus And Cross Sayings By Mark Batterson: The distance between your head and your heart is only twelve inches, but it's the
The sign of the cross is the most terrible weapon against the devil. Thus the Church wishes not only that we have it continually in front of our minds to recall to us just what our souls are worth and what they cost Jesus Christ, but also that we should make it at every juncture ourselves: when we go to bed, when we awaken during the night, when we get up, when we begin any action, and, above all, when we are tempted.John Vianney Jesus And Cross Sayings By John Vianney: The sign of the cross is the most terrible weapon against the devil. Thus the
"God is love". His is not a sentimental, emotional kind of love but the love of the Father who is the origin of all life, the love of the Son who dies on the Cross and is raised, the love of the Spirit who renews human beings and the world. Thinking that God is love does us so much good, because it teaches us to love, to give ourselves to others as Jesus gave himself to us and walks with us. Jesus walks beside us on the road through life.Pope Francis Jesus And Cross Sayings By Pope Francis: "God is love". His is not a sentimental, emotional kind of love but the love
Jesus said, " I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself," knowing that the nature of a forgiving Christ on the cross would compel people to follow Him. As long as the church remains an effective platform for God's light to reveal to the world the sacrifice Jesu samde, the church will be anturally irresistible. Light is inherently inviting
just think of a porch light left on late into the night. Light communicates comfort, warmth, and healing. It gives direction and hope so we can see better and understand more fully. Most people I meet are looking for light. The problem is that the emphasis is of too many churches has gradually shifted and changed.
Reggie Joiner Jesus And Cross Sayings By Reggie Joiner: Jesus said, " I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all
Once we get over the mild jolt to our pride - I would like my spouse to love me because she thinks I am the greatest male alive - we couldn't ask for anything better. The character of God is the basis for our connection to him, not our intrinsic worth. Self-worth, or anything we think would make us acceptable to God, would suit our pride but it has the disturbing side-effect of making the cross of Jesus Christ less valuable. If we have worth in ourselves, there is no reason to connect to the infinite worth of Jesus and receive what he has done for us. So if you feel unworthy of God's love, you can turn in one of two directions. You can turn inward, in which case you are looking for a little self-worth to bring to the Lord, and that is pride. Or you can turn to him and discover that he has a heart for the unworthy. He pursues those who, like Hagar, have no glory or honor in themselves.Edward T. Welch Jesus And Cross Sayings By Edward T. Welch: Once we get over the mild jolt to our pride - I would like my
To rip through the dear and tender stuff of which life is made can never be anything but deeply painful. Yet that is what the cross did to Jesus and it is what the cross would do to every man to set him free. LetA.W. Tozer Jesus And Cross Sayings By A.W. Tozer: To rip through the dear and tender stuff of which life is made can never
Though we are commanded to 'wash ourselves', to 'cleanse ourselves from sins', to 'purge ourselves from all our iniquities', yet to imagine that we can do these things by our own efforts is to trample on the cross and grace of Jesus Christ. Whatever God works in us by his grace, he commands us to do as our duty. God works all in us and by us.John Owen Jesus And Cross Sayings By John Owen: Though we are commanded to 'wash ourselves', to 'cleanse ourselves from sins', to 'purge ourselves
It's not the Jews that killed Christ. It was a political situation, and it was the Romans who killed Jesus. They put Jesus on the cross, not the Jews.Monica Bellucci Jesus And Cross Sayings By Monica Bellucci: It's not the Jews that killed Christ. It was a political situation, and it was