Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Follower of Christ, husband of Abby, member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church, and tutor/staff member at Sayers Classical Academy.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ransom

The following is from Walt Chantry's final sermon as pastor of Grace Baptist Church, June 9, 2002, as printed in Tom Chantry and David Dykstra's Holding Communion Together:

Walt Chantry
"I'll tell you what you will not find in any other religion of the world, and that's a ransom. That's a sacrifice, given to satisfy divine justice, and to lift the curse of God against sin. There is no other Lamb. There is no other blood that can save. What menial service this was for our Lord Jesus Christ, to come under the rod of God's curse for us.

"Do you thank him enough for that? Have you trembled enough about the curse that comes to you when you break the law, so that you will say to the Lord Jesus-and I hope you will say it tonight: 'If that curse came upon me I would perish-I would be destroyed forever. Thank you Lord Jesus for giving your life a ransom for many. Thank you for including me in that many.'

"He came intentionally to undertake that mission. And if you stay away from this Savior, your heart is hard. And you count yourself unworthy of salvation, because nowhere else will you find anything like the Lord Jesus Christ, who volunteered to give his life as a ransom."

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