God’s plan to crucify Jesus vs Pilate’s plan to crucify Jesus

Acts 2: 23   “This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.” John Piper, in a sermon,“Did You Kill the Lord of Glory?” I can hear a superficial cynic respond to this and say, “What kind of endorsement is that? … More God’s plan to crucify Jesus vs Pilate’s plan to crucify Jesus

Into the hands of God

John Piper, in a sermon on Luke 23 “Into Thy Hands I Commit My Spirit” We should remember that God’s arms are open and his hands extended to his dying children. “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.” Not: into the grave. Not: into the void. Not: into the dark unknown. But: into the … More Into the hands of God

Ryle: this death is the ground of all our confidence

J.C. Ryle on the Transfiguration account in Luke 9: …this passage shows us that the Old Testament saints in glory take a deep interest in Christ’s atoning death. We are told that when Moses and Elijah appeared in glory with our Lord on the Mount of Transfiguration, they “talked with Him.” And what was the subject of … More Ryle: this death is the ground of all our confidence