The one who speaks of the cross (Celui qui parle de la croix)
The cross of Christ has always been important to Christians. It is central to biblical faith, as the apostle Paul indicates when he declares: "Far from me the thought of glorifying myself in anything other than the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. "
Its importance lies in the One who is nailed to it and who suffers death there, as well as in what is accomplished there. The history of the world has seen many crosses or executions. But this one is entirely different from any other, mainly because of who's there and what he's doing there .
The words that came out of Jesus' mouth as he hung on the cross are of immense richness for understanding the message of salvation.
This is what Arthur Pink shows in pages of devotional warmth. In the face of the sufferings and victory of Christ, one is far from a clinical and cold exposition. These are all the sensitive cords of one who is touched by the grace of God that are activated to finally bring up a hymn to the glory of God for the sending of his Son in order to obtain salvation for his people.
Pink is renowned for her accuracy in the biblical text. Here he goes further and makes hearts vibrate. Neither does he leave out those who may not yet know the Lord as his Savior. He challenges his reader to trust in the all-powerful and sovereign grace that radiates from him who speaks of the cross.
Arthur Pink (1886-1952) was born in Nottingham, England. He held pastoral positions in Great Britain, then in the United States and Australia. He was for many years the editor of a magazine called Studies in the Scriptures, from which most of his writing is derived. He is the author of The Sovereignty of God, They Will Never Perish (the perseverance of the saints) and The Lord is my support (comfort for the Christian in trial). He died in the town of Stornoway, on an island in the north of Scotland.
Table of contents
1 The word of forgiveness
"Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:24)
2 The word of salvation
"He said to Jesus, Remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus answered him, Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise. " (Luke 23: 42,43)
3 The word of affection
"Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother ... Jesus, seeing his mother, and near her the disciple whom he loved, said to his mother: Woman , here is your son. Then he said to the disciple: Here is your mother. " (John 19: 25-27)
4 The word of anguish
"About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? " (Matthew 27:46)
5 The Word of Suffering
"After this Jesus, who knew that all was already consummated, said, that the scripture might be fulfilled, I am thirsty." (John 19:28)
6 The word of victory
"When Jesus had taken the vinegar, he said: It is finished. And, bowing his head, he gave up the spirit. " (John 19:30)
7 The word of contentment: "Jesus cried with a loud voice, Father, I commit my spirit into your hands. And, saying these words, he expired. " (Luke 23:46)
Author : Arthur Pink
Editor : Europresse
Pages : 176
Weight : 216 g
Release : November 2015
Dimensions : 13.7 x 21.6 cm
ISBN : 978-2-914562-31-7
Format : paperback
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