Tag Archives: Centrality of Christ

Without Jesus…

Without Jesus everything unravels… Without Jesus, we have no hope (1Pet 1:3) Without Jesus, we have no resurrection (1Cor 15) Without Jesus, we have no salvation (John 3:16-17) Without Jesus, we cannot be called children of God (John 1:12); Without Jesus, God is not a Father (John 1:49); Without Jesus, God does not love (John […]

Part III: The Ascended Son (Psalm 24)

The Psalm of the Ascension Today we celebrate Jesus’ Ascension! What a joyous occasion it must have been for the disciples who witnessed it first hand. After the Crucifixion and Resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples. It was then that he said to them: “This is what I told you while I was still with […]

Part II: The Glorified Son (Psalm 23)

The Psalm of the Resurrection On the first day Jesus was crucified on the Cross, revealing the self-sacrificial nature of the Triune God. As we saw in Psalm 22, Jesus took great comfort in the ‘joy set before him’ – that joy that was set before him is what we celebrate today – the third […]

Part I: The Forsaken Son (Psalm 22)

The Psalm of the Cross Today is Good Friday and on this day, 2000-odd years ago, the most famous event to ever break in to human history took place – and we can, of course, read the Gospel accounts of the crucifixion of Jesus to marvel at the sacrifice that Jesus made on the Cross for us. There […]

Where is Jesus in the Old Testament? – Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll, Pastor of Mars Hill Church, gives his thoughts on Jesus in the Old Testament here. “Some reading the Bible falsely think that the first three quarters of the Bible isn’t really about Jesus, and then he’s born and we start the New Testament. The truth is that the whole Bible is about Jesus, […]

Delighted by God – Heartfelt Christianity

Earlier in the month I attended a brilliant conference in London – ‘Delighted by God – Hearfelt Christianity’ – The talks are now available on the Cor Deo website – I would especially recommend Mike Reeves’ superb talk: Ron Frost | A Description of Christ Peter Sanlon | The Transformative Power of the Bible Mike Reeves | The […]

A Sermon Without Jesus?

“Leave Christ out? O my brethren, better leave the pulpit out altogether. If a man can preach one sermon without mentioning Christ’s name in it, it ought to be his last, certainly the last that any Christian ought to go to hear him preach” (Charles Spurgeon. Sermon: ‘A Prayer for the Church, 1904). Those are […]