'Calvary' Tagged Posts

'Calvary' Tagged Posts

“MORE THAN CONQUERORS”

Paul once talked about the gospel ministry in this way:  “Thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ. In a culture which measures success statistically and visibly, we might wonder how Paul could describe the preaching and teaching ministry as a triumphal procession.   Paul’s missionary journeys were marked by public floggings and imprisonments, by stonings and riots, by persecution and rejection.   Many of his congregations teetered on the brink of defecting to show-biz-for-Jesus counterfeits.   Still, Paul…

FORSAKEN?

“Has God forsaken me?” is the question which “cross-examines” your heart and mine on this Good Friday. Christ Himself asked the chilling question on Calvary:  “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” After hours of meditating on these words, Dr. Martin Luther threw down his pen and said:  “God forsaken by God!?  Who can understand that?!” Jesus borrowed these words from Psalm 22 in which King David foretold even the piercing of Christ’s hands and feet a thousand…