The cross of Christ is breathtaking in its paradoxes: holy justice meets immeasurable grace, a Savior with both a divine nature and a human nature, and an instrument of death that becomes a symbol of life. The following resources, curated by the Ligonier editorial team, explore the saving work of Jesus Christ as manifest in both His life and death, thus leading us to more fervent worship and love for the One who has shed His blood for us.
Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray
John Murray was one of the most acclaimed Reformed theologians of the twentieth century, and in this classic work, he provides a brief but thorough overview of the work of redemption. Focusing on the meaning of the atonement and the order of salvation, Murray shows from Scripture what the cross actually accomplished and how the Holy Spirit applies Christ’s saving work to the people of God. This work should be considered essential reading for all Christians who want to understand the gospel and its benefits.
The Death of Death in the Death of Christ by John Owen
Did Christ die to make salvation possible for all or to make salvation actual for those God has chosen for salvation? This classic work answers this question, exploring God’s definitive purpose in the atonement.
The Work of Christ by Robert Letham
Considering Christ and what He did to save His people from the perspective of biblical and systematic theology, this work helps us understand all that Jesus did to redeem His people. It is an intermediate-level work to help readers dig deeper into the glories of our Savior.
Christ’s redeeming work did not occur only on the cross but encompassed His entire life of obedience to the Father. Dr. R.C. Sproul considers how Jesus obeyed the Father every moment of His earthly life for the sake of our salvation.
This article is part of the Recommended Resources collection.