The Weight of the Sins of the World

“Just imagine what the weight of the sins of the world felt like. Just imagine the one man ‘who knew no sin’ being ‘made to be sin so that in him we might become the righteousness of God… For the sins of abortion, adultery, anxiety, arrogance, backbiting, bearing false witness, bitterness, blasphemy, boasting, bribery, complaining, coveting, contention, coarse joking, deceit, defrauding others, despising the poor, dishonoring the government, disregarding the Lord’s people on the Lord’s Day, disrespecting your parents and…

Read more

The Lesson of Gethsemane

“If I understand Gethsemane at all, it means that Jesus loves me even more than I can imagine. It is not just that he died for me, but that he died this horrible, damnable, God-forsaken death that no one would ever want to die. He died this death because there was no other way for sinners to be saved, no easier road to redemption, no alternative to the cross… We will never have to suffer what our Savior suffered in…

Read more

Dwelling Where the Cries of Calvary Can Be Heard

In preparation for Easter we are following the counsel of Charles Spurgeon to “dwell where the cries of Calvary can be heard” by studying the seven sayings of Jesus on the cross. To study these cries and listen to these cries is to find oneself on holy ground. In his book, The Seven Sayings of Jesus on the Cross, Murray Harris writes: “All of us treasure the final words of those we love and admire… But Jesus’ actual “final words” during…

Read more



The Strength You Need for Suffering

“Even if we cannot feel God in our darkest and most dry times, he is still there. And so there is no more basic way to face suffering than this: Like Job, you must seek him, go to him. Pray even if you are dry. Read the Scriptures even if it is an agony. Eventually, you will sense him again—the darkness won’t last forever. The strength you need for suffering comes in the doing of the responsibilities and duties God…

Read more

The Wonder of the Gospel

“Here is the heart of the plan of God and the wonder of the gospel. The best of all men dies as though He were the worst of all criminals… God can point us to the cross and say: ‘Do you see how much I love you?’ ‘I was prepared to bear My own judgment against your sin in the person of My own Son.’ ‘If I was prepared to do that for you, there is nothing I will withhold from…

Read more