Contributed on Apr 14, 2009
On the first Good Friday, all the barriers to fellowship with God were removed. We now have access to God’s throne of grace.
Hebrews 10:16-25 “Accessibility” INTRODUCTION Good Friday is a sober time, as we ponder the human condition, our sinfulness, and the sacrifice of Jesus the Christ. It seems incongruous to call this day “good.” The images of the day are certainly not “good.” Jesus is betrayed, tried, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 19, 2014
Jesus last words were those of love, forgiveness, pain, and victory
John 19:23-30 “Last Words” INTRODUCTION None of us like change. Sometimes even being introduced to something new is threatening. As we ponder the events of the first Good Friday, we are witnesses to the response of the world powers (at that time) to a message of love and ...read more
Contributed on Apr 7, 2015
Jesus cries out from the cross, "My God, why have you forsaken me?" He dies alone and forsaken so that we may never be.
Matthew 27:27-61 "The Question" INTRODUCTION We have come to the end of Holy Week. Since Palm Sunday, the tension between Jesus and both the religious and political authorities has built up. It came to a head on Thursday night when Judas betrayed Jesus, Jesus was arrested and after a ...read more