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Samuel Zwemer

Bold Lines: By His Scars

 

It is remarkable that His scars were the only thing Jesus showed His disciples after His resurrection. By His scars they knew Him in the breaking of the bread at Emmaus even when they failed to recognize His form and face and speech. By His scars He convinced the ten disciples of His identity and His resurrection life. By His scars Thomas was convicted of his unbelief a week later and cried, "My Lord and my God." His scarred hands and side are the token and seal of our peace with God and an irresistible call to service and sacrifice.

Samuel Zwemer, The Glory of the Cross

 
 

Bold Lines is a regular feature at JOURNEY, where I share quotes from some of my Gospel heroes, as well as other lines that catch my attention.

TK

 

Bold Lines: Behold the Lamb of God

 

The Cross of Christ is the only hope of the world. Our constant danger is that we cry, Behold this new opportunity. Behold our new methods. Behold our human-brotherhood, and forget to cry, Behold the Lamb of God!

Samuel Zwemer, The Glory of The Cross

 
 

Bold Lines is a weekly feature at JOURNEY, where I share quotes from some of my Gospel heroes, as well as other lines that catch my attention.

TK

 

Bold Lines: The Great Ellipse

 

This is indeed our missionary message, the everlasting Gospel of One who came, who died on the Cross, who arose from the dead, ascended to heaven, and who is coming again. From Bethlehem and Calvary, from the empty tomb and from the clouds that hide Him from view, there streams the light of eternity. The great ellipse that includes the content of our faith and of our message to the world may be drawn as widely as possible, but it always has and always will have two foci--the Death and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and their relation to man's sin and his eternal destiny. This is the gospel of the Resurrection.

Samuel Zwemer, The Glory of The Cross

 
 

Bold Lines is a weekly feature at JOURNEY, where I share quotes from some of my Gospel heroes, as well as other lines that catch my attention.

TK