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 Daughter's Cancer, the Book of Job, and God's Mercy
“Your daughter has cancer.”
Those words still sting lemon juice on a paper cut. Tonight as I put Jada (six years old) to bed I asked her if she knew anyone who loved the Lord but still experienced pain and…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
Why God Created the Universe—For Good Friday
On the panel at The Gospel Coalition I was asked how my preaching may have become more Christocentric over the years. Here’s the summary of my answer.
My devotion to the truth that God magnifies himself in all that he…Continue Reading
Augustine on God's Love, Wrath, and the Cross
How (and when) does God’s love for us relate to Christ’s death on the cross?
God’s love is incomprehensible and unchangeable. For it was not after we were reconciled to him through the blood of his Son that he…
Salt, Suffering, and Satisfaction
Try this interpretation of what it means for Christians to be salt.
I suggest that being salty as a Christian means at root being so profoundly satisfied by Christ as our eternal reward, we are freed from fear and greed…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…