Monday, March 29, 2010

Holy Week

For redeemed sinners, every good thing – indeed every bad thing that God turns for good – was obtained for us by the cross of Christ. Apart from the death of Christ, sinners get nothing but judgment. Apart from the cross of Christ, there is only condemnation. Therefore everything that you enjoy in Christ – as a Christian, as a person who trusts Christ – is owing to the death of Christ. And all your rejoicing in all things should therefore be a rejoicing in the cross where all your blessings were purchased for you at the cost of the death of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. [John Piper]

As we head into Holy Week, I would encourage you to really think about what we have been reading in the Old Testament and how that relates to the birth, life, death and resurrection of Christ. Please share what you are learning....

Press on friends! He is alive!

1 comment:

Roach Momma said...

I really, really enjoyed reading 2 Samuel 7 the other day. The promise that God reveals to David through Nathan is HUGE! "Furthermore, the Lord declares that he will make a house for you - a dynasty of kings!" Jesus comes from this lineage! The King of all Kings! Even more, I just love David's response to this promise in verses 18-29. Perfect. My heart leapt for joy in my chest reading this passage :)