Emil Brunner on the Scandal of Christianity

“Let me say one last word. The scandal of Christianity exists as a scandal only so long as we are full of ourselves. To believe in the cross of Christ no scandal for those who have seen how perverted is their own wisdom, the wisdom of natural man. It is the very corrective for this… Continue reading Emil Brunner on the Scandal of Christianity

Sermons on the Unity of the Church & Christians

Friends, During Lent, I am preaching a series of sermons on the essential unity and oneness of the church, forged in the cross of Christ. I will be providing excerpts of those sermons here and also links back to my box.net account where they might downloaded in full. The sermons are drawn from 1 Corinthians.… Continue reading Sermons on the Unity of the Church & Christians

Revelation 4-5, Worship as Response: Remembering the Cross

Friends, This is actually the second sermon I preached in a series of four in January 2008 that dealt with worship. The other three are here: Worship as Proclamation 1 Corinthians 10-11 (Preaching the Cross) Worship as Possibility: Hebrews 9-10 (Facing the Cross) Worship as Sacrifice: Romans 12:1-2 (Displaying the Cross) As you can see, the cross is… Continue reading Revelation 4-5, Worship as Response: Remembering the Cross

Spurgeon on the Triumph of Christ

Friends, Here I am again, overwhelmed at how freely flows the pen of the masters. I lament that we no longer live in a day and age when people are moved by such profundity–preferring instead to be captivated by smooth, earthly philosophies; guilt trips that impose on the grace of God. Here is Spurgeon, with… Continue reading Spurgeon on the Triumph of Christ