Just finished a book this Tuesday! Yay! How about you? What are you reading today? What do you do when you finish reading one? Are you almost done reading it or are you just starting a book? Please let me know.
Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book, The Cross in Four Words by Kevin DeYoung Richard Coekin, and Yannick Christos-Wahab published by The Good Book Company. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.
“This is what makes the gospel such good, good news. God does not primarily save us from the brokenness of the world; he primarily saves us from himself. He is angry and he cannot abide sin, and yet in his grace he provides a substitute.”
“Good Friday happened because God already loved those whom he had chosen in Christ.”
“…most Christians and churches look very unimpressive and feel very weak, and yet God is constantly using such ordinary, weary congregations to save people who were once drowning in sin.”
“We’re far more used to the idea of a loving God than an angry one, but the God who is angry at sin is also the same God who is our loving heavenly Father. So in order to understand the cross, which joins the dots between those two aspects of God’s character, we need to start by understanding and accepting God’s anger at sin. That anger is driven by his love of goodness and justice.”
“What we understand as Christians is that while we may have all sorts of identities, the one that matters most and that is most fundamental is whether or not we are in Christ—whether or not we have put our faith in his sacrifice and have been freed by him.”
“It is not that the world has bad guys and good guys, the oppressors and the oppressed, and only the bad oppressors deserve judgment. No: everyone, every single person, is guilty of sin and enslaved to death.”
“Jesus has died on the cross to save us from our sins. And so, as Christians, we understand what the world does not: that you can start over. We are the people of God set free from sin, and our past does not define us.”
“…the Scriptures reveal that true freedom begins with liberation from sin in order to serve God—through the sacrificial death of Jesus. This is called “redemption”