August 15, 2022     7:11 am
84. Week of Sexagesima Sunday - Saturday
Christ is crucified for ME
          When Jesus finished saying all this, He told His disciples,"You know that in two days the Passover will be celebrated, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.   Mathew 26:1,2
          Tuesday's sun was setting, and, according to Jewish reckoning, Wednesday began. And Jesus arose from the place on Olivet where He sat with His disciples, and went with them to Bethany. And there, as they went, He said to them: "You know that after two days it is the feast of the Passover, and the Son of Man is betrayed to be crucified."
          Christian, this is the faith which must always be within your heart: Christ is crucified; Christ is crucified for me; Christ is crucified to atone for my sin; Christ is crucified to reconcile me to God, to make me righteous before God. In this faith you cannot fear nor faint: not when the power of death overtakes you; not when the last trumpet shall sound; not when heaven and earth shall pass away - not when the Judge of all the earth, appearing in dreadful splendour, shall assemble all the nations before Him. This faith holds out always and against everything. This is the one true Christian faith. There is none other. There has never been any other, there never will be any other. Keep this faith. Deep within your heart let the name and cross of Christ glow ever and always. Not with hands merely, but through the Holy Spirit, in faith, make the sign of Christ's cross, as it were, upon yourself. This will keep you eternally.
          PRAYER: - Lord Jesus, write, draw, engrave, Your cross whereby I am saved, deep within my heart. Do it O Lord through Your Gospel and through Your Holy Spirit, who works effectually upon sinful hearts through the Gospel. Through Your cross You have overcome all things that can terrify me. Grant that through faith in Your cross I may overcome all adversity, and whatever causes me to take fright, and enter heaven. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 15, 2022     7:11 am