To the Cross: Proclaiming the Gospel From the Upper Room to Calvary
Through the lens of the Old Testament, Christopher Wright navigates the Gospel accounts of Jesus' journey from the Last Supper to the cross, offering a fresh vision of the good news! The chapters are adapted from Wright's sermons, and come...
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Through the lens of the Old Testament, Christopher Wright navigates the Gospel accounts of Jesus' journey from the Last Supper to the cross, offering a fresh vision of the good news! The chapters are adapted from Wright's sermons, and come with an appendix with teaching helps for pastors.
:The cross is good news for us today.With the expertise of a veteran biblical scholar and the wisdom of a seasoned pastor, Christopher Wright skillfully guides us on Jesus' journey from the Last Supper to the cross. Through the lens of the Old Testament, Wright navigates the Gospel accounts of events that include the meal in the upper room, Peter's denials, the taunts and jeers of soldiers and bystanders, and the anguish of crucifixion, inviting us to meditate on their significance for us.Jesus' death on the cross offers us the forgiveness that Jesus prayed for, and through his resurrection we can know redemption. This is good news!Adapted from sermons Wright preached at All Souls Church in London, these chapters are perfect for personal study and reflection. The book includes an appendix for pastors preparing to teach and preach on these passages, offering insight on sermon preparation as well as helpful commentary.
Christopher J. H. Wright (Ph.D., Cambridge) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His doctorate is in Old Testament ethics. He taught Old Testament in India for five years (1983-88) at Union Biblical Seminary, and then returned to the faculty of All Nations Christian College, a missionary training school in England, where he was principal from 1993-2001. Wright is now the international director of the Langham Partnership International (known in the United States as John Stott Ministries), providing literature, scholarships and preaching training for pastors in Majority World churches and seminaries.
He has written a number of informative books for thinking Christians including commentaries on Deuteronomy (New International Bible Commentary) and Ezekiel (The Bible Speaks Today), Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, The Mission of God, the Trilogy Knowing God the Father through the Old Testament, Knowing the Holy Spirit through the Old Testament, and Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament and The Uniqueness of Jesus. An ordained Anglican, he serves on the staff of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, England. His most recent publications are The God I Don't Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith and Salvation Belongs To Our God.
- :preface1. The Last Supper: Matthew 26:17-302. Peter's Denial: Matthew 26:69-75 3. Insults And Paradise: Luke 23:26-434. From Darkness To Light: Mark 15:33-395. It Is Finished: John 19:28-37appendix: Preparing To Proclaim