The Journey with Ron Moore

Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” He proceeded to the cross as proof of his great love for us. In today’s broadcast, Ron Moore explores that evidence and encourages you to offer the same kind of proof for your… Continue Reading…

Here’s the question. What is it costing you to serve Jesus? I mean, really? What sacrifices are you making for the One who gave it all for you?

When does the phrase: “I give up” signal victory instead of defeat? When does “my sacrifice” mean getting everything I truly want? Ron Moore shares those paradoxes through the story of Abraham and Isaac. It’s there that you’ll find triumph and plenty.

There is only one “monument” that can stand – a life transformed by Jesus. It is erected by grace through faith, “decorated” by the atoning blood of the Perfect Sacrifice. And there in its deep solid foundation is chiseled the name of its Maker. This life will stand forever.

Although he was the king’s son, Jonathan acknowledged David as the next king and made the sacrifices necessary for that to happen.

Doubting God is a disease that continues to infect the human heart. God provides sin’s sacrifice; we proclaim self-sufficiency. God provides forgiveness; we carry our sin. God promises never to leave us; we feel alone.

Like Isaac, obediently waiting for death on a makeshift altar, we are to offer our own lives to God, not for death but as living sacrifices. What that truly means, how it’s done and what it produces, is Ron Moore’s topic in this half-hour.

“God made him who knew no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus is the only one who can make atonement for our sins.

Christian martyrdom was never the lot of the wavering. Neither is Christian growth. Today Ron Moore prepares us for both with a tutorial on building a strong altar for our living sacrifice.

Only God can make us holy. Maybe that has been one of your struggles. You have been trying to make yourself good enough for God. Good luck with that. But here’s the good news – Jesus came to do for us what we could not do for ourselves.

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