Thursday, September 25, 2008

Were You There?

So I was in chapel 2 weeks ago and Eric Thoennes shared this video before he spoke, but I completely forgot to post it. It is very powerful. You have to watch the whole thing though, because the last 30 seconds is a sermon by John Piper (I think?) and he gives a powerful way to look at the cross. He says that "before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, leading us to faith and worship, we have to see it as something done by us, leading us to repentence. Only the many or woman who is prepared to own his share in the guilt of the cross, may claim his share in its grace."

Needless to say Eric followed that with a powerful message on our true identity and what that means in terms of the cross. The song in this video says, "sometimes it causes me to tremble" and I wonder if it really makes us tremble often enough when we think about this. Does the power of Christ's death on the cross and the realization that we were in the crowd yelling "crucify," does that make us tremble?!?


Arms said...

i loved that chapel. powerful stuff!

annie.marie.dimond. said...

I wasn't there (quite obviously), but Eric comes to Taylor and he spoke during Spiritual Renewal week last year. What a joy to have both experienced the power of the gospel as given through him.

Margaret said...

That was awesome:) Thank you for sharing. I miss and love you.