Don’t Be A Co-dependent or Insecure Minister

I am not an authority on this matter but in my humble and accurate opinion, which I highly respect, I find that there are far too many in the ministry who have a need to be needed. Please don’t be offended by that statement. Someone once said of professional counselors, the only people crazy enough […]

The Preaching Of The Cross

It was said of Charles Spurgeon that, no matter what text he chose, he moved as quickly as possible across country to the cross of Jesus Christ. This is a good example for us to follow. Spurgeon said to his ministerial students: “More and more am I jealous lest any views upon prophecy, church government, […]

When You Have To Let Someone Go

In my ministry, there have been three times when I’ve reached the point of writing a resignation letter. In all three instances, I was (a) out of gas emotionally, (b) concerned about my base of support with the silent majority, (c) under severe attack. I can also remember that every situation was, unfortunately, staff related. […]

"Jesus was crucified, not in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves." - George F. MacLeod

"The cross cannot be defeated, for it is defeat." - Gilbert K. Chesterton

"There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"We need men of the cross, with the message of the cross, bearing the marks of the cross." - Vance Havner

"Christ's cross is such a burden as sails are to a ship or wings to a bird." -Samuel Rutherford

"He came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owed a debt we couldn't pay." - Anonymous

"The old cross slew men; the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it." - A. W. Tozer

"All heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, all hell is terribly afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning." - Oswald Chambers

"The cross: God's way of uniting suffering with love." - Georgia Harkness

"The figure of the Crucified invalidates all thought which takes success for its standard." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"The cross of Christ will always be an offense to the natural man." - Anonymous

"The cross is the cost of my forgiveness." - Anonymous

"The Cross of Christ is the Self-revelation of God, the exhibition of the essential nature of the Godhead." - Oswald Chambers

"The righteous One upon the cross is the sinner's only point of contact with the saving power of God." - Lewis Sperry Chafer

"The cross is the center of the world's history. The incarnation of Christ and the crucifixion of our Lord are the pivot round which all the events of the ages revolve." - Alexander MacLaren

"Christianity is a religion about a cross." - Leon Morris

"The Cross of Christ pronounced final and irrevocable judgement against the prince of this world." - Oswald Chambers

"The battle Jesus fought on the cross against the powers of hell wasn't a minor skirmish; it was a major assault that ended in a complete victory for the Savior." - Warren W. Wiersbe

"Nothing provokes the devil like the cross." - C. H. Spurgeon

"Christianity is no different than any other religion without the cross." - Michael Catt

"Leave out the cross, and you have killed the religion of Jesus. Atonement by the blood of Jesus is not an arm of Christian truth; it is the heart of it." - C. H. Spurgeon

"The cross of Christ is the most revolutionary thing ever to appear among men." - A. W. Tozer

"Calvary shows how far men will go in sin, and how far God will go for man's salvation." - H. C. Trumbull

"The cross was a divine assignment, not a human accident; it was a God-given obligation, not human option." - Warren W. Wiersbe

"The cross can not be defeated for it is defeat." - G. K. Chesterton

"When I see the cross embossed on Bibles, wrought out in jewelry or fashioned gold, I cannot but think how contradictory it all seems. The cross, a thing of shame, the instrument of our Lord's execution by those who abhorred him, and yet worn as an ornament! Surely men might as well wear at their belts the dagger with which their friend was stabbed! Why do not ladies wear a gibbet from their necks? For what more or less is a cross? Such was not the cross which Paul gloried in; he would have despised such idolatry. He gloried in the gospel, which is a spiritual cross." - C. H. Spurgeon

"The cross is the proof that there is no length to which the love of God will refuse to go, in order to win men's hearts. The cross is the medium of reconciliation because the cross is the final proof of the love of God; and a love like that demands an answering love. If the cross will not waken love and wonder in men's hearts, nothing will." - William Barclay

"Take another look at the Cross and see the revelation; it is a sword that cuts our conscience; it is a key that unlocks our prisons; it is a royal scepter under which we will live eternally with Him in His kingdom." - Edith Brock

"The cross is not a weight that bears you down, but it is a supernatural symbol that gives you strength and speeds your way." - Anonymous

The Cross

Book Notices

At some point, you might be interested in preaching a series on the Miracles of Christ. If so, here are a few books on our shelves that might be helpful. All the Miracles of the Bible, Herbert Lockyer, Zondervan Publishing. The Miracles of Jesus, Leslie B. Flynn, Victor Books. Augustine said, “Miracles have a tongue […]

The Right Word

Written by: Warren W.Wiersbe Words are to preachers what nails and tools are to carpenters, oils are to portrait painters and medicines are to physicians. Using the wrong words is like mixing the wrong colors, working with the wrong tools or prescribing the wrong drugs. It could lead to disaster. Mark Twain put it perfectly: […]

Forsaken By His Father

By Michael Catt The following outlines are from Michael Catt’s sermon series on the Cross and the seven last words of our Savior spoken on the Cross. The message is available at Forsaken By His Father Matthew 27:46 The Spectacle of Suffering. Rederick Farrar, The Life of Christ, “A death by crucifixion seems to […]

Resurrection Realities

By Warren W. Wiersbe The resurrection of Jesus Christ gives us proof that: He is the Son of God (Rom. 1:4). Salvation is completed and His sacrifice accepted (Rom. 4:24, 25). Believers can live holy lives (Rom. 6:4). We have an Intercessor in glory (Rom. 8:34). He is Lord (Rom. 14:9). He will one day […]

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