Tuesday, April 03, 2007

In Other Words



“At the heart of the story stands the cross of Christ
where evil did its worst and met its match.”
When I read this quote my first thought was "without the cross, there is no story." In John 19:30, Jesus spoke the words, "It is finished". The cross is the finished work. Nothing can stand up against it.
In our ladies bible study on Tuesday morning, we have been writing down three scriptures every week which show "who I am in Christ". As I prepared the three to bring this morning, I found these three verses so fitting for today and this week:
  • Healed by the stripes of JESUS He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24
  • Kept by God and the evil one does not touch me We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him. 1 John 5:18
  • Delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God's kingdom For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves Colossians 1:13

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10 comments:

The Preacher's Wife said...

Love that idea for Bible study..What a great way to come prepared...Love your post!

Susanne said...

I love that idea for Bible Study too! This was so good Chris.

Cyndi said...

Oh, I wish I could come to your Bible study! :) I agree... there is no "story" without the cross. The cross IS the story. Praise His name that we are "kept by God and the evil one does not touch me." I loved this post today!

Heather Smith said...

You said it all! "Without the cross there is no story" Without the cross there is no life! I'm so glad that He came and gave me life!

e-Mom said...

I'm here from Tammy's to congratulate you on your Thinking Blogger award. I love this verse: We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him. 1 John 5:18 . Just the encouragement I needed to hear today. Blessings, e-Mom

Denise said...

Amen, without the cross, there is no story. Sweet blessings to you.

Linda said...

It is sometimes so easy to just rush by the familiar story. After all, we've heard it a million times. Yet, when we read verses like you've written down the enormity of it just takes our breath away. He has done for us amazing, miraculous things. We are so blessed.
Thank you so much for this wonderful post Chris.

Natalie Joy said...

Beautiful words. I was so disappointed to miss Bible study today. But, now I know what scriptures to write in the back of my book. Thanks for always encouraging me.

janiswrites said...

That is a great thing that you are doing at Bible study! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. You are right-without the cross, there is NO story! Blessings to you!

eph2810 said...

What beautiful Scripture passages. You are right, the fit perfectly with this week's IOW quote. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings on your Holy week.