Tag Archives: The Cross

A Word about Living Again

The story of the prodigal son—and his older brother—tells us of two ways that we can be dead while still living. And it points away to the One who was dead but is alive again, whom we celebrate on this … Continue reading

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The Cross

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Is “Preaching the Gospel to Ourselves” a New Idea?

Indulge me in one last quotation from Stephen Charnock. There were actually a couple of great quotations in answer to this question, but I’ll post only this one: Let us re-present to ourselves this crucified but now crowned victim, lying … Continue reading

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Grounds for Confidence that Your Worship Will Be Accepted

Stephen Charnock on divine satisfaction: The satisfaction God hath in the value of [Christ]’s offering cannot give forth itself in fuller expressions than in our salvation by the virtue of it, every thing formidable and burdensome being removed, every thing … Continue reading

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He Obliges Himself to Give Eternal Life

Stephen Charnock on the stench of our sin and the power of Christ’s blood: There is not a service we offer, but hath something mixed with it contrary to the holiness of God; yet the evil fumes that steam up … Continue reading

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