A Dying Man’s Last Words: The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross

The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by Arthur W. Pink

“The Death of Christ was unique, miraculous, supernatural …Hearken to the words which fell from His lips while He hung upon the cross—words which inform us of the purpose, the meaning, the sufferings, and the sufficiency of the Death Divine.”


Have you ever been in the presence of someone who is on their death bed, at the side of someone who knows he or she will very soon leave this life? Particularly someone with whom you’ve had a long-lasting relationship or care deeply about? The closest I’ve come to experiencing this is in 2008 when my father-in-law, Joe, was gravely ill in the hospital. It was actually Easter weekend when our family decided we should drive to Phoenix to see him (9 years ago now!). My husband and I and our three children (ages 14-18 at the time) each wrote a personal letter that we read to him. Joe wasn’t able to talk with us, but we know that he was aware and could understand all that we shared with him. After having attended a local church on Easter Sunday, we learned that the Lord, in His perfect timing, had taken Joe to be with Him. Continue reading “A Dying Man’s Last Words: The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross”

He Died on Purpose, for a Purpose, and Accomplished His Mission: 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die

This time last year I posted this review, and it seems fitting to share it again. John Piper’s book, Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, is an appropriate recommendation for the Easter season. Christ did not die to make salvation a possibility. He came to die in order to redeem a particular people that His Father gave to Him, and He accomplished what God the Father sent Him to do. It is amazing when we look closely at what this one death achieved!

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calvaryFifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die by John Piper

“The passion of Jesus was absolutely unique, and his resurrection from the dead three days later was an act of God to vindicate what his death achieved…The controversy about who killed Jesus is marginal. He chose to die. His Father ordained it. He embraced it.”


 The death of Christ was simultaneously the worst thing that ever happened and the best thing that ever happened. You may have seen (or even have) the bumper sticker that says, “Try Jesus – He died for the opportunity.” Personally, I find that offensive and here’s why: Christ’s death did more than merely make forgiveness from sin POSSIBLE. He accomplished what He came to earth to do, fulfilling the covenant made with His Father before the foundations of the world.

Originally entitled The Passion of Jesus Christ, in this book John Piper lists 50…

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He Died on Purpose, for a Purpose, and Accomplished His Mission: 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die

calvaryFifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die by John Piper

“The passion of Jesus was absolutely unique, and his resurrection from the dead three days later was an act of God to vindicate what his death achieved…The controversy about who killed Jesus is marginal. He chose to die. His Father ordained it. He embraced it.”


 The death of Christ was simultaneously the worst thing that ever happened and the best thing that ever happened. You may have seen (or even have) the bumper sticker that says, “Try Jesus – He died for the opportunity.” Personally, I find that offensive and here’s why: Christ’s death did more than merely make forgiveness from sin POSSIBLE. He accomplished what He came to earth to do, fulfilling the covenant made with His Father before the foundations of the world.

Originally entitled The Passion of Jesus Christ, in this book John Piper lists 50 things that Jesus accomplished by His death. This book makes for great daily devotional reading as each chapter is just two pages long and includes several scripture verses. Piper brings out the amazing truth and meaning of Christ’s death, all founded on God’s Word. Continue reading “He Died on Purpose, for a Purpose, and Accomplished His Mission: 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die”