Good Friday

“On the cross of Christ there are all these places to go: You could go endlessly on all that is taking place in this moment, but the thing that strikes my heart the most is not just the death of Jesus Christ in the cross but also the death of the sinful man, {Jen Mott} in the cross of Jesus Christ…

That every offense

Every thought,

Every wickedness,

Every bit of shame,

Every lie,

Every stumble,

Every foolish fantasy,

Every petty fear,


Every sin that was an offense to Christ, to God, to the triune God…All that separated me from Him was crucified on that cross with him.


In the Cross of Christ all that made {Jen Mott} an enemy of God was poured out on him, absorbed completely by him, so that I am no longer under wrath, but under mercy.

Today I am celebrating my own funeral.

I am celebrating that I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and delivered himself up for me (Gal. 2:20).

All that could be accused of me before the living God, Jesus paid it all.”

Amen.

(From Matt Chandler’s Good Friday sermon, 2009)

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