Jesus Dies ‘on’ the Cross, But Not ‘of’ the Cross

27 02 2008

Read this carefully…

B.B. Warfield – “Jesus dies on the cross, but not of the cross.”

Said Iain D. – “And to use the magnificent words of B.B. Warfield, “Jesus dies on the cross, but not of the cross.”  The cross was the means by which He died, but not the reason why He died. He died through being crucified, but not because He was crucified. He was nailed to the tree, but that wasn’t the cause of His dying. The cause of His dying is precisely because He is there as the substitutionary atonement for the sins of His people. He dies bearing my sins in His body to that tree, so that I might live; so that through His condemnation at Calvary, the Judge in heaven will say to the sword of justice as it hangs over my head for my sins, ‘Do not slay my son. Jesus has been crucified. He has been put to death’; and I am now pardoned through His dying, justified by His blood, saved from the wrath to come.”

(HT: R21)

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Mr. Roberts’ Sermons Are Online

25 02 2008

Thanks Paul!





Thanks Kurt!

25 02 2008

This is a helpful, pastoral, and practical post!





America’s Most Jealous City: Memphis, TN

22 02 2008

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And the winner is…

Take a bow, Memphis!

Agreed… subjective rankings such as “most jealous” are virtually impossible to score with any degree of concreteness. However, according to hard FBI facts, Memphis has won America’s ‘most jealous city contest’ by a crushing 19% margin.

“Imitation’s not the sincerest form of flattery. Theft is.

Anyone can dress like you, talk like you or copy your hairstyle. But they really have to want what you’ve got if they’re willing to risk their limbs to get the shirt off your back. Or the car from your driveway.

That’s the case in the 10 cities we’ve identified as America’s most envious. These are places, among the country’s 50 most populated cities, with the highest per capita incidences of property crimes, as measured last year by the FBI.

Memphis, Tenn. leads the list. For every 100,000 people, there are 8,358 property crimes committed–about 19% higher than in runner-up Charlotte, N.C.

Rounding out the top five are San Antonio (6,084), Seattle (6,771) and Providence, R.I. (4,893). Complete List: America’s Most Jealous Cities.

“The Word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.'” (Jonah 1:2)

“So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three day’s walk. then Jonah began to go through the city one day’s walk; and he cried out and said, “Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them. when the word reached the king of Nineveh, he arose from his throne, laid aside his robe from him, covered himself with sackcloth and sat on the ashes.” (Jonah 3:2-6).

(HT: Al Mohler)

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How to Improve the Sabbath

21 02 2008

Older English would use the word “improve” to mean “make the most of.” Pay special heed to Charles Simeon’s counsel for how we may “improve the Sabbath.”

“On rising from our beds, we should shut the door of our minds against the intrusion of worldly thoughts, and should set ourselves to the contemplation of heavenly subjects. We should invite our God to come and take possession of our souls, and to banish from thence every imagination that may interfere with his service, or retard our spiritual improvement. We should consider what great objects are to be attained that day; what innumerable sins to be lamented; what great and precious promises to be embraced; what communion with God the Father, and with the Lord Jesus Christ to be enjoyed; what grace, and mercy, and peace to be brought into the soul; what victories to be gained; what glory to be secured. Methinks, on retiring to our closet, we should say, ‘Now, vain world, begone; let nothing belonging to thee interrupt me for a moment: welcome, precious Bible, thou inestimable treasure: let me now unfold thy sacred pages, and obtain an insight into thy mysterious truths: and, O my God, “shine into my heart, to give me the light of the knowledge of thy glory in the face of Jesus Christ!”‘ — Expository Outlines, XII, p. 19.





How To Respond Like Christ to A Long & Stressful Day

20 02 2008

“It is not surprising that after such a long and strenuous day [Jesus] feels the need of an extended period of communion with [His] Father.”

– William Hendriksen’s commentary on Mark 1:35; NT Commentary, vol B, p. 109.





Grace Women’s Fellowship – Tonight, 6:30p

20 02 2008

ks105910.jpg… Ladies, you will not want to miss the joy of tonight’s Grace Women’s Fellowship!

 

When: Tonight, 6:30p

Where: Spaghetti Warehouse (map)

What: Ladies fellowship, Christ-centered speaker (or, speakette), and dinner!

  • Dads are stepping up to the plate and keeping the kids! Take advantage of it!!

Who: All ladies are welcome! Bring a friend, a co-worker. Ladies only! 

Cost: Under $6 for a bowl of spaghetti; comes with all-you-can-eat salad and bread.