Tag Archives: Christ

The Lord’s Sufferings: “Pre-planned long in advance”

Indeed, the Lord prearranged his own sufferings in the patriarchs, and in the prophets, and in the whole people of God, giving his sanction to them through the law and the prophets. For that which was to exist in a … Continue reading

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“Jesus reigning from a cursed cross”

A poem by New Testament scholar and pastor D.A. Carson, from his book Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus On that wretched day the soldiers mocked him, Raucous laughter in a barracks room, “Hail the king!” they sneered, while spitting … Continue reading

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“Today I rise with him”

Yesterday I was crucified with Him; today I am glorified with Him; yesterday I died with Him; today I am quickened with Him; yesterday I was buried with Him; today I rise with Him. But let us offer to Him … Continue reading

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Does the Holy Spirit have you?

Does the Holy Spirit have you? Does he have all of you, or only some parts of you? Do you grieve him? (see Eph. 4:30), or are you led by him (see Rom. 8:12-14, Gal. 5:18-24)? Do you rely on … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes

The name of the OT book comes from the Hebrews “Qoheleth” often translated “Preacher” or “Teacher” but apparently more immediately means “gatherer”, I suppose gatherer of true and wise sayings. Ecclesiastes is therefore a collection of wise sayings. I have … Continue reading

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Living in a land of death (Citizens & Saints)

I’m living in a land of death The trees are burning grey There’s a smoldering smoke overhead And the night looks the same as the day It seems a miracle that I can stand When everyone i’ve known Drifts up … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on “how to deal properly with the question of predestination”

TO BARBARA LISSKIRCHEN. April 30, 1531. Grace and peace in Christ. Dear and virtuous Lady: Your dear brother Jerome Weller has informed me that you are sorely troubled about eternal election. I am very sorry to hear this. May Christ … Continue reading

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