“He is no Christian who lives not much in the meditation of the mediation of Christ, and the especial acts of it. Nay; if our minds are not fill with these things–if Christ does not dwell plentifully in our hearts by faith–if our souls are not possessed with them . . . we are strangers to the life of faith.”
“When men begin to satisfy themselves with general hopes of mercy in God, without a continual respect for the interposition and mediation of Christ . . . there is a decay in their faith and proportionally in all other evangelic graces also.”
The danger of a less than human Christ is equal to the danger of a less than divine Christ.
“As therefore our true passover, which is the Lord Jesus, hath been sacrificed for us, let us daily celebrate the memory of it in a manner worthy of so great a grace.”
“We should see no charms in sin that may not be overcome by that ravishing love which bubbles up in every drop of the Redeemer’s blood.”
“The most violent expression of God’s wrath and justice is seen in the Cross. If ever a person had room to complain for injustice, it was Jesus. He was the only innocent man ever to be punished by God. If we stagger at the wrath of God, let us stagger at the Cross. Here is where our astonishment should be focused.”
“Never was sin seen to be more abominably sinful that when the punishment of it fell upon the Son of God. When God made his Son to be sin for us, he showed how utterly impossible it was for him to let the least sin go unpunished.”