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Archive for March 9, 2012


Mar 9

Clarus ’12 is Now!

2012 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 12

Today begins our three day conference on “The Cross-Shaped Christian Life.” Across seven sessions, we will explore the myriad of ways in which the glorious work of Jesus Christ gives shape to our lives as those who are saved by and transformed by the cross.

Here are some Scriptures to read as a primer for the weekend ahead:

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which1 the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
–Galatians 6:14

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. . .
–1 Corinthians 15:3-4

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
–Luke 9:23-24

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

–Romans 8:32

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
–Hebrews 12:1-3

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
–1 Corinthians 1:8

But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
–Philippians 3:7-11

The Books and Resources Room opens at 4:30 PM and the first session begins at 6:00 PM. Registration is available online and at the door.