God Of Our Universe

“The God of the universe – the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and e-minor, loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing, love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.”

Francis Chan

Let’s not be nonchalant, but rejoice, what hope we have because of Jesus Christ.

Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Psalm 150:2

Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.
Psalm 148:3

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
Psalm 73:25

I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”
Psalm 16:2

How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.
Psalm 31:19

The Cross of Christ

Christ made His way to the Cross with unstoppable determination like He walked on the waves of the sea. He strode on the waves of hate and the foaming anger of men as merely a means to achieve His purposes and reach His goal. Rome, Israel, kings, rulers and scheming priests – the wisdom of God in Christ made fools of them all like a father playing hide and seek with his 2 year old son. The special glory of Jesus Christ was the Cross. The only way to reveal His glory in its true character and substance was in the crimson drops of His own precious blood. Those blood drops are the alphabet from which God writes salvation and glory. O glory, hallelujah! Aren’t you glad? REINHARD BONNKE

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Galatians 6:14

And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death–even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Philippians 2:8-10

If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine.
Matthew 10:38 (NLT)