Knowing Christ and Him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2)
…not one gospel blessing will be enjoyed by anyone for whom the gospel’s greatest gift was not the Lord Himself.
If you have looked at your resolutions, endeavors, workings, duties, qualifications, etc., more than at the merits of Christ, it will cost you dear.
Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man.
You cannot be Christ-centered without becoming cross-centered. The crucified Christ is to be the center of everything I know about myself and my world.
So we can say that we are more wicked than we ever dared believe, but more loved and accepted in Christ than we ever dared hope.
A mind filled with the love of Christ as crucified will be changed into his image and likeness.
The paradox is amazing… The all-powerful made himself vulnerable. The all-holy exposed himself to temptation. And in the end the immortal died.
Whoever is not satisfied with Christ alone, strives after something beyond absolute perfection.
We are saved, not by some fine theory and not by some blinding revelation and certainly not by our own best effort, but by Christ’s atoning death.
I am worse than I ever feared, and more loved than I’ve ever dreamed. That’s Christianity.
True religion is a union of the soul with God, a real participation of the Divine nature, the very image of God drawn upon the soul…
The work of God in the cross of Christ strikes us as awe-inspiring only after we have first been awed by the glory of God.
When our sin reached its full horror, God’s love was displayed in all its glory. If you doubt God’s love for you, look at the cross.