Jesus Christ

Christ and Him Crucified – David Brainerd

Christ and Him Crucified – David Brainerd

I never got away from Jesus and him crucified. When my people were gripped by this great evangelical doctrine of Christ and him crucified, I had no need to give them instructions about morality. I found that one followed as the sure and inevitable fruit of the other.

– David Brainerd –

Release your grasp on the temporal – Jim Elliot

Release your grasp on the temporal – Jim Elliot

Father, let me loose my clutch on everything temporal. My life, my reputation, my possessions, Lord, let me loose the tension of the grasping hand. Open my hand to receive the nail of Calvary, as Christ’s was opened. He thought Heaven, yea, equality with God, not a thing to be clutched at. So let me release my grasp.

– Jim Elliot –

Our Lord’s Obedience – Charles Spurgeon

Our Lord’s Obedience – Charles Spurgeon

Our Lord’s obedience was as deep as it was broad, for his zeal to do the will of him that sent him consumed him. He says himself, “I delight to do thy will, O my God, yea thy law is within my heart.” Such righteousness he puts upon all believers.

– Charles Spurgeon –
from Christ’s Glorious Achievements

He Became a Curse For Us – Richard Sibbes

He Became a Curse For Us – Richard Sibbes

He became not only a man but a curse, a man of sorrows, for us. He was broken that we should not be broken; he was troubled, that we should not be desperately troubled; he became a curse, that we should not be accursed.

– Richard Sibbes –
from The Bruised Reed, 1630

The great desire of the converted – Joseph Alleine

The great desire of the converted – Joseph Alleine

Before conversion, the man made light of Christ, minded his farm, friends, merchandise, more than Christ; now, Christ is to him as his necessary food, his daily bread, the life of his heart, the staff of his life. His great desire is, that Christ may be magnified in him.

– Joseph Alleine –
from A Sure Guide to Heaven, 1671