EPISODE #14: Ted asks Rod about the idea that Jesus Christ did all the work necessary for sinners to be saved. Rod talks about Jesus’ words from the cross, “It is finished.”, and what that means for sinners after the fact and how it relates to justification before a holy God.
When we try to create meaning for our lives or transform Jesus into a mere example, the Holy Spirit comes to us, with a preacher in hand, ready to unleash a sermon like Louis Armstrong blasting out "When The Saints Go Marching In" on his trumpet.
We look for Jesus in all the wrong places because we are looking to glorify ourselves, to reinforce what we already believe to be true, to validate ourselves. But the glorification of Jesus is found in the last place we would ever look, the cross.