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Christ's Love - by Michael Phillips
The Passion of Jesus Christ - Part 7 of 51
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Galatians 2:20
Oct 27, 2004 pm - For the last couple of months we've been studying The Passion of Jesus Christ, a small devotional book by John Piper, the goal of which is to tell why Christ suffered and died. From one angle, the reason is obvious: Our Lord suffered because men are bad and the devil is worse. But this is not the angle Piper takes. He looks at the crucifixion from above; he says why God sent our Lord to the cross. His answers are not complete, and how could they be? God's wisdom is unsearchable, and His judgments are past finding out. There is mystery in the cross. But not only that. God has given us His Word, and it gives a partial answer. It tells us-in part-what God was up to at the cross. Last week, we learned that the our Lord's crucifixion proved the Father's love for us. It is God who so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. Gave Him up to the torments of men and devils-and His own justice. No believer can look at the cross and wonder if God loves him. What further proof could you ask for? What further proof could He give? Christians often struggle with assurance. They believe in God's love-but not for them. They want Him to show His love, to prove His love, give to them a ... More >>>

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