David Alves, one of our members, will be presenting a series of reflections on sermons given at Grace Church to aid us in considering and obeying God’s Word. Following is a reflection on the message recently preached by Erik Johansen, Sunday morning, September 20, 2015.
The center and apex of the entire storyline of Scripture is the cross. Everything before it leads up to it, and everything after it flows from it. While the goal of human history is the reunification of heaven with earth first in the millennium and then in the fullness of the new earth, the pathway to that goal is the cross. And certainly, the goodness, glory, and greatness of the incarnate God was most spectacularly displayed at the cross. For even in His return He will come as the glorified God-man, not the God-man who was still in the days of His humbling. Yes, the cross was the apex of the glory of God in His incarnation, and the focal point of history as it purchase full redemption for sinners and matchlessly demonstrated the character of God as nowhere else. Read more