Blog Posts on The Death of Christ
How Is the Cross of Jesus Your Joy?
John Piper from 1995:
Test yourself. What is your mindset? Do you begin with God and his rights and goals? Or do you begin with yourself and your rights and wishes?
And when you look at the death of Christ,…
Christ Died to Sin and Lives to God
“The death he died he died to sin, once for all,
but the life he lives he lives to God” (Romans 6:10).
How are sin and God coordinate in this text? Died to sin. Lives to God.
Sin causes death; …
Did Jesus Ever Descend to Hell?
Free Download of Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die
In this book, John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons behind the crucifixion of the Christ:
The most important question of the twenty-first century is: Why did Jesus Christ suffer so much? But we will never see… Continue Reading
"My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?"
A sonnet by Don Carson on Matthew 27:45-46—
The darkness fought, compelled the sun to flee,
And like a conquering army swiftly trod
Across the land, blind fear this despot’s rod.
The noon-day dark illumined tyranny.
Still worse, abandonment by…
The Father's Cup: A Crucifixion Narrative
Could My Tears Forever Flow
“So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him” (John 19:16-18).
One astonishing thing about the Gospel accounts…Continue Reading
Packer on the Cross and Christ’s Love
Luther gazed at Christ’s cross with steady joy and gloried in the fact that whoever trusts Christ can be assured of his love. He once wrote to a troubled friend, “Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing…
Recovering a Theology of Martyrdom
When I first read as a child about early Christian martyrs, I was fascinated but puzzled. I was fascinated by their willingness to follow Jesus to death, to witness (the meaning of martyr) through their deaths. I could see…Continue Reading