In the spirit of the Easter holiday, we have been 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 our previous posts—The Last Supper & Gethsemane, Reflections for Good Friday, and In the Tomb—for sneak peeks into this intellectual and moving book. Enjoy this last blog post and also don’t forget to visit our website to get more information about Philip’s beautiful and brief meditations on Christ’s life-changing sacrifice.
“In 2 Corinthians 5 we see the love of Christ in the death that he died; the reconciliation achieved in that death; and how we become new creations when we hear and receive the great invitation. Then comes our wonderful commission by God himself to preach the reconciling word.
The word ‘reconciliation’ is used five times in 2 Corinthians 5: twice of God’s reconciling work in Christ, twice of the ministry he has committed to us, and once in the exhortation made in the gospel, ‘Be reconciled to God.’ Reconciliation is central to our message.
If we are gripped by the truth of the gospel, we find ourselves compelled to tell others. What a privilege beyond imagination that we should be Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us (2 Corinthians 5:20).”
The 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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