Day 6: A Joy That’s Stronger

2024-03-28T20:05:11+00:00By |At the Foot of the Cross|

Listen: Consider: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV, emphasis mine) In my song I wrote: My iniquities You paid My sin Your joy to bear Your [...]

Day 5: Oh Friend of Mine

2024-03-21T14:34:51+00:00By |At the Foot of the Cross|

Listen: Consider: When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved [...]

Day 4: Broken and Weak

2024-03-21T14:34:19+00:00By |At the Foot of the Cross|

Listen: Consider: I don't know who originally said, "The ground is level at the foot of the cross" - maybe it was Billy Graham, or someone. But I've found this to be true. In 1 John 1:5-10 it says: This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from [...]

Day 3: Keep Me On My Knees

2024-03-21T14:55:00+00:00By |At the Foot of the Cross|

Listen: Consider: Alphonsus Liguori recorded a story about Francis of Assisi in his work The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ, One day a gentleman found him [Francis] weeping and crying out with a loud voice. On being asked why he did so, he answered, “I weep for the sorrows and ignominies of my Lord: and what makes me weep the most is that we, for whom he suffered so much, live in forgetfulness of him.” And on saying this he redoubled his tears, so that this man too began to weep. Whenever the saint heard the bleating of a lamb, or saw anything else that reawakened the memory of Jesus’ Passion, he immediately [...]

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