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Sermon Quotes: "Cries from the Cross | Part 2"

April 11, 2017 by: Jeff Purswell

“. . . his identity contracted to the point where the whole truth about him was that he was the sin of the world. He was carrying it, heaven held him answerable for it, and he was it. It was here, all of it, in his body (1 Pet. 2:24), being condemned in his fles... Keep Reading

Weekly Devotional | The Last Word

March 31, 2016 by: C.J. Mahaney

This devotional is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, The Last Word, given on March 27th, 2016.   Day 1: Jesus’ Love Quotes/References: “Those who Jesus has revealed himself to, view themselves first and foremost as loved by him, not as those who l... Keep Reading

Sermon Quotes: "The Last Word"

March 28, 2016 by: C.J. Mahaney

“The chapter is one of the most remarkable in the New Testament. For grandeur and simplicity, for pathos and solemnity, nothing was ever written like it.” J.C. Ryle “Those who Jesus has revealed himself to view themselves first and foremost as loved... Keep Reading

The Cross and the Resurrection | Part V

March 25, 2016 by: Jeff Purswell

With all the preaching and writing about the atonement that we see in  evangelicalism, isn’t there a danger that the resurrection will get lost? ... Keep Reading

The Cross and the Resurrection | Part IV

March 24, 2016 by: Jeff Purswell

In the book of Acts there seems to be a greater emphasis on Christ’s  resurrection than the cross. Shouldn’t we follow the early church’s example and  emphasize the resurrection over the cross? (Issue: Proportionality in biblical  interpretation) Interpreters of the book of Acts have long recognized the centrality of the resurrection or better, the exaltation of Christ through his resurrection and  ascension... Keep Reading

Holy Week Resources

March 23, 2016 by: Jeff Purswell

In the busy-ness of everyday life, it's easy to let Easter sneak up on us without much thought, preparation, or meditation. Despite its centrality, we can sometimes treat it as an after thought or just another Sunday. But whether we recognize it or not and whether we prepare for it or not, the fact remains that the events we remember during the Easter season are of pre-eminent importance for the Christian (I Corinthians 15:3). As we meditate and celebrate this week, we join a community of saints around the world and throughout the ages who have been saved and radically transformed by the death and resurrection of Jesus. ... Keep Reading

The Cross and the Resurrection | Part III

March 23, 2016 by: Jeff Purswell

It’s through union with Christ’s resurrection that we have been raised  to walk in new spiritual life. If we talk about the cross so much, won’t we end up  focusing only on sin and ignoring this important aspect of the Christian life?  Doesn’t a focus on the resurrection lead us to a more holy, victorious Christian  life? (Issue: Helping believers pursue sanctification)... Keep Reading

The Cross and the Resurrection | Part I

March 22, 2016 by: Jeff Purswell

Sovereign Grace churches and leaders often use the phrase “cross-centered.” Doesn’t this phrase lead to an overemphasis on the cross and a neglect of the resurrection? (Issue: neglecting the resurrection). ... Keep Reading

The Cross and the Resurrection | Part II

March 22, 2016 by: Jeff Purswell

Christ has been raised, and so both the cross and the grave are now  empty. In light of this, isn’t it wrong to focus on a crucified Savior when, after all,  we serve a living Christ? (Issue: distorting Christ’s identity)... Keep Reading