In the Cup and the Glory, Greg Harris takes his readers on a profound journey through the Scriptures as they explore the way to suffer for Christ, with Christ
Endorsement 1: God beckons, “place your life in My hands.” It is only when we reach the point of absolute surrender that we embrace the absolute sovereignty of God. God then allows entrance into the pathway of His will and wonder of His glory. In The Cup and the Glory, Greg Harris unlocks the Scripture and opens the doorway into his personal experience so we see more clearly that we can trust God with our lives.––Larry A. Mercer, President Washington Bible College, Capital Bible Seminary
Endorsement 2: Authentically expresses the bright hope of God’s eternal glory that places even the darkest cup of earthly pain in perspective. Whether you now suffer or comfort those who do, this is a must read.––John MacArthur, President, The Master’s College and Seminary
Endorsement 3: A careful and penetrating study born from the heart of a pastor/theologian. This book will challenge, convict and comfort those who enter in.––Danny Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Endorsement 4: Holds the reader throughout its pages by its adherence to Scripture, its captivating style, and its genuine application to life…deeply life-changing in bringing the open heart ever closer to Jesus.––Dr. Imad Shehadeh, President and Professor of Theology, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary
Paul was living in obedience to God when God twice told him “no” to what he attempted. Paul was not like Jonah; he was walking with God, not running away from Him. We begin at the same place before going any farther. The first element before crying out to God “Why?” or “Help!” is to examine your own life. Are you currently living in obedience to God? Most of us know whether we are obediently walking with the Lord or not. If there is any confusion when really there should not be, the Holy Spirit by no means has lost His ability to convict of sin––simply ask God to show you if you are living in obedience to His will. But you had better mean business because God most assuredly does. As long as we live there will always be items in our lives God continually refines as He conforms us to the image of Christ. However, a stark division exists between being in the process of sanctification versus being in direct and rebellious disobedience before God and most of us know the difference with very little searching. Making sure we are in obedience to God involves a related feature that we often overlook. A vital aspect for the test for obedience is to see whether God is the center of every realm of your life (dating, finances, direction, etc.). Obedience to God, however, does not merely mean the avoidance of sin; it involves the active incorporation of God in all areas of our lives. For some people this may be more difficult to resolve than some active sin with which they struggle, but we have to establish this groundwork before moving on the road to Troas. The road before us is difficult enough without bringing along our extra baggage to slow us down and impede our progress.
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Greg Harris (M.Div., Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of Bible exposition at The Master’s Seminary and international faculty at Jordan Evangelical T