Contributed by David Tack on May 6, 2009
SYMBOL OF ATONEMENT
"The cross is a fitting symbol of the atonement, for it represents the intersecting of two attributes or facets of God’s nature. Here it is that the love of God meets the holiness of God. The holiness requires payment of the penalty, and the love provides that
Contributed by David Tack on Nov 24, 2011
"The atonement in Jesus Christ’s blood is perfect; there isn’t anything that can be added to it. It is spotless, impeccable, flawless. It is perfect as God is perfect."
Ref: Tozer, A.W. The Radical
Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 6, 2007
Pursued by the Atoning Love
One evening a woman was driving home when she noticed a huge truck behind her that was driving uncomfortably close. She stepped on the gas to gain some distance from the truck, but when she sped up the truck did too. The faster she drove, the faster drove the truck.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
When we think of the atonement we are apt to think only of what man gains. We must remember what it cost God and what
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2008
North American and British rock and pop stars are more than twice as likely to die a premature death as ordinary citizens of the same age according to the Journal
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS LIKE A HOME
The father and son never could get along. The boy was constantly in trouble and the father was harsh in his attempts to correct him.
F: What have you done this time?
S: What difference does it make? You always take the other side no matter what I say.
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jul 14, 2008
Some EARLY SETTLERS were traveling together across the western prairies of the United States. One day they were horrified to see a fire fanned by strong wind coming their way.
As the flames raced closer and closer, one man, to the amazement of the others, set fire to a large patch of grass
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
THE LAW SHOWS YOUR STAINS, BUT DOESN’T CLEAN THEM
The late, J. Vernon McGee said: "There must be shedding of blood for sin. You have a mirror in your bathroom, which is a picture of the law, and there is a basin underneath the mirror. You do not wash yourself with the mirror; it only reveals the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
HE TOOK THE LASHES
Cliff Barrows tells of the time his two young children did something wrong. Although they were gently warned, they repeated the offense and needed to be disciplined. Cliff's tender heart was pained at the thought of having to punish the ones he loved.
So he called Bobby
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 19, 2008
Jesus Took Our Place At Calvary
A man named Goho rose to be chief of the tribe. He was a good man, and far wiser and advanced in understanding than his fellow tribesmen. The year he became chief, the tribe brought in 40 heads. He judiciously suggested that the tribe use one head each year as a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
In 1962, missionaries named Don and Carol Richardson went to New Guinea to bring the Good News of Christ to a group of people known as the Sawi. The Sawi was a headhunting, cannibalistic tribe who used the skulls of their victims as pillows. He wrote a book about his experience
Contributed by Timothy Darling on Oct 23, 2008
When Jesus was tortured, it was the torture that should have been ours. On a very small scale, we all understand this principle. Imagine a young boy at the store counter. He is buying a small piece of candy. The clerk rings it up and it comes to 20¢.
He reaches in his pocket and pulls out a pile
Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Nov 19, 2008
THE GOLDEN CHAIN
When Adam sinned in the garden he condemned all of his children to death. When Adam walked the earth without sin, heaven and earth were connected...man walked with God, Angels could be heard singing, heaven was very near—connected, if you will, by a Huge Golden chain. When Adam
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 3, 2011
Many clearly Biblical, crucial beliefs are under assault these days. One of those beliefs is our conviction that Christ died as our substitute, that he took our sins upon himself when he died on the cross, and that he paid the penalty for our sins and offered himself as a sacrifice to the Father,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 3, 2011
A man under deep conviction by the Holy Spirit caught up to an evangelist as he was boarding a train. He said, "How can I be saved?" The evangelist said, "Turn to Isaiah
Contributed by Mark Haines on Apr 5, 2011
C.S. LEWIS DEFENDS THE FAITH
C. S. Lewis is probably best known today as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia because that series of children's books have been made into movies. Lewis wrote many other books, including one entitled, Mere Christianity. In that book he tries to explain and
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 25, 2011
Lewis Sperry Chafer wrote: "The sufferings of Christ were infinite. They came from two sources...what Christ suffered from the Father, in which no other can share...[and]
A little over a week ago I made a pilgrimage over to Wally Mart – I’m sure to get something for dinner. Anyway, while getting out of the car, I noticed that the car in front of me had in it a small child – a baby, sitting in his or her car seat, sleeping away. All the while the
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jun 20, 2009
CLEANING IS HARD WORK
When I was in Bible College. Fridays were not fun. Those were the nights we had "work sections." You heard me -- "work sections." We changed out of our holy threads to work-clothes and started cleaning the College, from scrubbing potatoes to scrubbing floors. And none of
Charles Colson, Director of Prison Fellowship and former Counsel to the President of the United States Richard Nixon, who himself went to prison as a result of the Watergate affair wrote this:
"Humaita Prison in Brazil is a remarkable place. Almost twenty years ago, it was a