THE COST OF FREEDOM

On May 24, 1861, Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth took troops into Alexandra, Virginia.  He saw a Confederate flag flying above the thee story Marshal House.  Ellsworth, with an aide, climbed to the roof where Ellsworth hauled down the flag.  As he was descending, a man on the second floor gave him a blast from a […]

CRY OF TRUST

Come to the Cross.  It is central to everything. Jesus lived His life in the shadow of the cross. He was eager to go to the cross because God’s mission of salvation could not be carried out without His sacrifice on Calvary.  He who knew no sin became sin for us.  John the baptizer told […]

“IT IS FINISHED”

I am so thankful that Jesus did not cry from the cross, “I Am Finished” but rather “IT IS FINISHED.”  He might have been saying, ‘I am done, I have gone my limit having attained nothing but shame, defeat and death.’  This could have been the saddest words of man ever spoken.  Jesus might have […]

“CRY OF NEED”

The shortest of all the sayings of Jesus from the cross is “I THIRST.” John 19:28-29       It is one word in the Greek.  It is a cry of need.  Understandably, Jesus had been on the cross for six agonizing hours.  His lost of blood, was exhausted, exposed to the weather, all created a raging thirst.  Early in […]

“CRY OF LONELINESS”

  The most gut wrenching cry of loneliness in history came not from a widow or an orphan or a prisoner.  It came from a hill, from a cross, from the Messiah.  Jesus cried out with a loud voice , “MY GOD, MY GOD WHY HAVE YOU ABANDONED ME?”   Mark 15: 33-34 Never have words carried so much […]