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Access - by Michael Phillips
The Passion of Jesus Christ - Part 25 of 51
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Hebrews 10:19
Mar 02, 2005 pm - For the last half a year or so, we have been working our way through John Piper's The Passion of Jesus Christ. The little book addresses the question, 'Why did God send His Son to the cross?' There's no one answer that that; Piper, in fact, gives fifty answers, while leaving out far more than he put in. Nonetheless, it's a good book, both sound in its theology and warm in its devotion. Tonight, we come to Chapter 24, which, I think, is the dullest one in the book. Except for the title. If the chapter plods, the title dances. I think you'll agree with me when you hear it, Christ suffered and died to give us confident access to the holiest place. Nearly every word is worth our meditation--and thanksgiving. So let's get to them! THE HOLIEST PLACE First, the holiest place. The words look back to the early history of Israel. The Lord had freed His people from Egypt and brought them into the wilderness. At the foot of Mount Sinai, they camped for some time, while Moses was at the summit receiving the Law. When we hear 'the Law', we think of 'The Ten Commandments', and, of course, he got them there. But that's not all he got. Of even greater importance, Moses got a set of plans, ... More >>>


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