Jesus Poured Out on the Cross

When Jesus hung on the cross he did so willingly.  In fact he chose to come to earth, to put aside His privileges as diety, be born and raised as a baby, child, teen and adult.  It was further His choice to be sacrificed for our sin.    A year or so ago I heard a communion homily about the blood that Jesus lost on the cross.  In a real sense he poured out his life blood for us when he was nailed and pierced on the cross.  This pouring out of His life is our game plan for knowing real satisfaction and fulfilment.  Jesus said we must deny our selves to find ourselves.  We must give up our life to find life. 

Once when Jesus had not eaten, his disciples enjoined him to have some food.  His response was that his food was to do the Father’s will. 

When you find a ministry that is in the center of what God is doing, you will find yourself engaged in the most fulfilling and satisfying activity you have never known.  You may become tired physically but you will be rejuvenated spiritually.   

During this season of nine months involvement with the High Point Burmese, I can testify to the excitement, joy, fulfilment, meaning and breadth given to my life through regular ministry with these new friends.   I want to encourage you to find a place where you can be poured out like Jesus, yet find a spiritual sustanance beyond compare.

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on September 3, 2008, in Not for the Faint of Heart!, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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