The whole story of our Lord’s passion is exceedingly rich in meaning. One is tempted to linger over every separate sentence of narratives given by the evangelists. It were possible to preach several series of sermons upon the whole story, and there is not a single incident, though it may seem to be but accidental, which might not furnish a wealth of holy thought to the careful student. (Sermon No. 722)
Be familiar with the passion of your Lord, Get right up to the cross. Do not be satisfied with that, but get the cross on your shoulders; get yourself bound to the cross in the spirit of the apostle when he said, ’’I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live.’’
Believe me, there is no fount that yields such sweet water as the fount that springs from Calvary just at the foot of the cross. Here is a sight to be seen more astounding and more ravishing than even from the top of Pisgah. Get into the side of Christ; it is a cleft of the rock in which you may hide until the tempest is overpassed. Live in Christ; live near to Christ; and then, let the conflict come, and you will overcome even as he overcame, and rising up from your sweat and from your agony you will go forth to meet even death itself with a calm expression on your brow, saying, ’’My Father, not as I will, but as thou wilt.’’ (Sermon No. 693)
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