The Cup of Wrath

I recently preached a sermon about the trial of Jesus in Gethsemane.  What was it about the cup of wrath that so terrified Him?  I don’t ask lightly, nor do I ask cavalierly.  My question comes from wanting to know and appreciate more what it was that He accomplished for me.  I’ll take a look at one of the passages I used to reference the OT use of ‘the cup of wrath.’  Let’s look at Isa 51:17-18- Read more

Then You Aren’t a Christian

Faith.  Grace.  Confession.  Sinner’s prayer.  Baptism.  There are so many things that we say one has to do in order to be a Christian.  I am not knocking any of them (except maybe the Sinner’s prayer!) but they aren’t really the issue.  Again, don’t get me wrong here, faith and grace are center pieces in God’s dealings with humanity.  But there is one thing that Jesus mentions and Paul goes to great length to describe as the litmus for Christianity . . . Read more