Holy Week Meditations

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The Sharp Edges of the Cross.

by Michael Boehm

It can be tempting to gloss over the desperate plight of sinners, seeking to soften the tragic reality of our sin in hopes of wooing people to the cross. The authors of the book Pierced for Our Transgressions remind us of the danger of “blunting the sharp edges of the cross”… The Lord Jesus Christ did not come […]

Christ Died In My Place.

by Michael Boehm

Greg Gilbert, in his book What is the Gospel, explains the significance and purpose of Jesus’ death: Jesus himself knew from the very beginning that his mission was to die for the sins of his people. The angel had announced at his very birth that “he will save his people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21), and […]

And Can It Be?

by Michael Boehm

If you ever doubt God’s love for you, look to the cross. Hymn writer Charles Wesley details for us the amazing love of our Savior in his hymn And Can it Be, written in 1738. Take time to meditate on the depth of the words of this great hymn. You can also listen to the […]

Your Good Deeds Won’t Do.

by Michael Boehm

The cross reminds us that our good deeds are unable to save us. In his book, Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, John Piper explains: What a folly it is to think that our good deeds may one day outweigh our bad deeds. It is folly for two reasons. First, it is not true. Even our […]