Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hold That Thought!

“For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” 1Corinthians 2:2

I have to ask the question... what else is there to think of? Seriously! Is there anyone else of greater worth than Christ, or another act of greater importance? Is there anything else worth pursuing on earth or in heaven?

I wish that every pulpit across this country would return soundly to this point! For in Christ and him crucified we see all things!
- We see God's fierce anger towards sin and unrepentant sinners
- We see His Holiness, His Righteousness, His Justice
- We see our wretched and fearful state
- We see our helplessness and utter dependency
- We see the necessity for repentance
- We see His Wisdom, His longsuffering, His Goodness
- We see His Love, His Mercy, His Grace
- We see His Sovereignty and his Power

We have contained therein, the full counsel of God. A clear presentation of the truth! A sound foundation on which to build!

"That this should be the resolution of every minister of the gospel. This is his business. It is not to be a politician; not to engage in the strifes and controversies of people; it is not to be a good farmer, or scholar merely; not to mingle with his people in festive circles and enjoyments; not to be a man of taste and philosophy, and distinguished mainly for refinement of manners; not to be a profound philosopher or metaphysician, but to make Christ crucified the grand object of his attention, and seek always and everywhere to make him known." - Albert Barnes

Folks, this is not just for ministers... this applies to us all. Hold that thought!