Ang ipiprisinta natin (in life, in preaching or any ministry) ay hindi kung ano ang gusto natin o ng ibang tao, kundi kung sino si Cristo at ano ang ginawa niya sa krus para sa atin. Hindi kung ano ang gusto, kundi kung ano ang kailangan. Si Cristo lang, walang kumpromiso.
The gospel is a past event with present benefits. Kailangan natin sa araw-araw na balik-balikan ang nakaraang ginawa ni Cristo sa krus to address our problems regarding unity sa church, and regarding our misplaced confidence or boasting.
“Jesus received no help or succor in his death. He suffered under the relentless, unrelieved terrors of divine wrath and fury against sin. God arrived in the blackness at Calvary to bring judgment, not on the ungodly, but on his Son. God brought the outer darkness of hell to Calvary that day as he unleashed the full extent of his wrath against the sins of all who would ever believe in Jesus Christ. Infinite wrath moved by infinite righteousness brought infinite punishment on the eternal Son.”