In Jesus Christ excerpts from "Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin

"Jesus is How and Where we meet God"

1Timothy 2:5 "For there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."

"Jesus served as our mediator when he willingly endured God's wrath against our sins at the cross, even though he himself was completely innocent.

Jesus served as our mediator when He became our substitute to receive the punishment we deserved, after which the Father raised Him from the dead, demonstrating the sufficiency of His sacrifice.

Jesus was our mediator when he embraced the torment of separation from God so we could live with God forever."

"This is the good news of the gospel. This is the means by which we can now worship God."

"I have never found a truth that more consistently, powerfully, or rightly calls forth the passionate praises of God's people that this: Christ died for our sins to bring us to God (1 Peter 3:18)."

Thank you for the cross,

Joe