Readings on the Cross

I am posting devotional readings during Lent on Mondays. 

“Here is a question put to every believer. . .does discipleship mean deploying God’s missiles against the enemy in righteous indignation?  Or does discipleship mean following him on the Calvary road which leads to suffering and death?  The answer of the whole New Testament is this: the surprise about Jesus the Messiah is that he came to live a life of sacrificial, dying service before he comes a second time to reign in glory.  And the surprise about discipleship is that it demands a life of sacrificial, dying service before we can reign with Christ in glory.”

John Piper from “He Set His Face to Go to Jerusalem” sermon.

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