The Glory of the Cross – The Last Supper & Gethsemane

gloryofthecross-easterblogsIn the spirit of the Easter holiday, we’ll be sharing quotes from our new release The Glory of the Cross by James Philip that reflect on the major stages of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Visit Hendrickson’s blog every day this weekend for more sneak peeks into this intellectual and moving book, as well as thoughtful passages to prepare our hearts for Christ’s resurrection!

“Judas had had his feet washed in the upper room by the eternal Son of God. Imagine Christ’s eyes looking up at him, as he looked down in shame. John tells us that Jesus handed Judas a piece of bread, dipped in wine, before he left. This was a sign of honour, of love. How Christ yearned for this man. A love of money have overtaken him, and for all Jesus’s teaching on money and possessions, his heart had remained hard, and now his avarice had gone to an unimaginable extreme. John tells us that as soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered him (John 13:27). And then we read the fateful words: ‘he went out. And it was night.’”

“As we know from Genesis 3, Adam sinned when he was tempted in the Garden of Eden. Christ is the ‘second Adam,’ and he triumphed in the Garden of Gethsemane. He did not draw back from the suffering which awaited him, but like a King serving on the front line, he advanced to face the enemy.”


9781619707580The Glory of the Cross takes us through a series of meditations on the last hours of Jesus’ life, from the Last Supper to Calvary. James Philip, Scottish theologian and pastor, brings unusually perceptive insight into Christ’s “fierce, costly love.” This book is intended to be read in both personal devotion and together with others.

A blend of doctrinal instruction and pastoral application, poetically and intelligently written. A foreword by Sinclair Ferguson emphasizes Philip’s depth of feeling and clarity of expression. A study guide in the back of the book makes this book useful for Bible studies, Sunday schools, and church small group settings.

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