Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

The Heart of Christ

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.      (Heb 4:15)

[This passage] doth, as it were, take our hands, and lay them upon Christ's breast, and let us feel how his heart beats and his bowels year towards us, even now he is in glory--the very scope of these words being manifestly to encourage believers against all that may discourage them, from the consideration of Christ's heart towards them now in heaven.
....indeed, your very sins move him to pity more than to anger...yea, his pity is increased the more towards you, even as the heart of a father is to a child that hath some loathsome disease...his hatred shall all fall, and that only upon the sin, to free you of it by its ruin and destruction, but his bowels shall be the more drawn out to you; and this as much when you lie under sin as under any other affliction. Therefore fear not, 'What shall separate us from Christ's love?'

(from The Heart of Christ in Heaven Towards Sinners on Earth, by Thomas Goodwin)

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You Have Been Freed

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