Ep. 17 – Reviewing ‘The Cross Worked’ by Zach Maldonado

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Ep. 17 - Reviewing 'The Cross Worked' by Zach Maldonado

Discern Daily

Ep. 17 – Reviewing ‘The Cross Worked’ by Zach Maldonado

An important keyword we keep in mind on episodes of Discern Daily is abide. Learning to abide in Christ is a must for every Christian. The Cross Worked by Zach Maldonado is a great resource that encourages its readers to rest in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

On this episode, we are reviewing a portion of The Cross Worked and giving away a free copy! Let’s seek the truth together.


An Excerpt From Zach’s Book

“Instead of worrying about what we’re doing, we get to fix our eyes on Jesus. Instead of trying to do more or be better, we get to simply enjoy our Father. Our total forgiveness means we’re free to just be with Jesus without any pressure to do more for Him. The standard has been met. The expectations were fulfilled. Now Jesus is asking us to sit down, kick up our feet, and trust in what He has done. The goal of the Christian life is not to do more things for God. The goal is to simply know Jesus. God is not a task-master. And God is not your boss. He’s your friend, your Savior, and your Father. He’s not asking you to try harder, but to trust. After all, it’s our trust, not our effort, that pleases Him (Hebrews 11:6).”
Chapter 14, section 4, paragraph 1.

Episode Highlights

The format of The Cross Worked is simple and sweet while supporting its main objective. The book is broken down into three sections (reasons), detailing, “Why you can have confidence on the day of judgement.”

Zach Maldonado was kind enough to send me a copy of the book last year. I read it right away and took many notes.

Chapter 14 is titled “God Is Not An Accountant.” Here, Zach explains how we will give an account before God one day — we will be judged. Will our account before God reveal that we trusted in Christ, or ourselves? As children of God, we know God, not as an accountant, but a good Father.

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Selected Scriptures

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3).

“And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13).

“When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God” (Galatians 4:4-7).

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished” (Matthew 5:17-18).

Get Your Copy Of The Cross Worked 

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Let’s Seek The Truth

Connect with Zach Maldonado on Twitter and Facebook. He is a cool guy that would be happy to hear from you about his book, The Cross Worked. Leave a comment with your thoughts, share the episode, and enter to win the giveaway!



Payte is a husband and father from Kansas who hosts the Discern Daily podcast show. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Religion from Liberty University with experience in church planting and serving as a local church elder. In his free time he enjoys playing drums and disc golfing.

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