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  • "They Watched Him There"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Apr 1, 2004
    based on 48 ratings

    This message centers around the different individuals and groups of people who surrounded the cross at the crucifixion, and, "They Watched Him There".

    “They Watched Him There” INTRODUCTION: Matthew 27:35-39 – all turn, read. There was a great crowd who saw the scene at Mt. Calvary that day. On Friday, we celebrate an EXECUTION. There were 3 crosses. Over the middle cross as a sign: “This is Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews”. It ...read more

  • The Three Crosses

    Contributed by Gino Cascieri on Apr 6, 2001
    based on 600 ratings

    This message takes a look at the three crosses at Calvary, The Cross of Rejection, The Cross of Reception & The Cross of Redemption.

    "The Three Crosses" Text: Luke 23:39-43 Introduction: We want to notice this morning the three crosses that were represented at the crucifixion of Christ. In John 19:18, we are told - "They crucified him and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the ...read more

  • Last Minute Pardon Series

    Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Mar 22, 2005
    based on 21 ratings

    Last minute pardon and everyday service.

    35The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.” 36The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.” ...read more

  • The Crisis Of The Cross

    Contributed by John White on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    A look at the implications of the actions of some of those who participated in the crucifixion drama.

    THE CRISIS OF THE CROSS Matthew Chapter Twenty-Seven The life and ministry of Jesus Christ might be summed up with one simple statement, "He set His face toward Calvary." He was truly born to die. Not as men die, but to die a complete and vicarious death; physically, mentally, ...read more

  • Are You Moved?

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 43 ratings

    The cross is the powerful event of all time and it is meant to move us. (Good Friday 2005)

    Unmoved By The Cross Good Friday - 2005 It was only a few days before His death. Jesus was in Jerusalem. Philip comes up to Jesus and tells Him that there are a group of Greeks who have come to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast who want to see Him. AND - this simple request to see Him, ...read more

  • "Which Side Of The Cross Are You On?”

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Mar 28, 2005
    based on 51 ratings

    This morning we are going to talk about the two men who were crucified along side of Jesus.

    “Which Side of the Cross Are You On?” Luke 23:32-33 OPENING JOKE: Can’t Take That Chance During a holiday to Israel, a man’s mother-in-law died. She was in Israel with the family, so there was the difficulty of making funeral arrangements for her in a foreign country. The Israeli morgue ...read more

  • The Cry Of Loneliness

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Mar 29, 2005
    based on 67 ratings

    Jesus cry, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me!” is a desperate cry of loneliness. I believe this was the worst and the most horrible moment of the crucifixion of Jesus. When sin invaded His life and the Father walked away!

    The Cry of Loneliness Thesis: Jesus cry, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me!” is a desperate cry of loneliness. I believe this was the worst and the most horrible moment of the crucifixion of Jesus. When sin invaded His life and the Father walked away! Scripture Text: Mark ...read more

  • Snatching Victory From The Jaws Of Defeat

    Contributed by Stephen Todd on Aug 9, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    This Good Friday message looks at the triumph of the Cross.

    Good Friday, April 21, 2000 Sports writers are not known for their sparkling way with the English language, but there has always been one phrase that catches my attention each time it is used. It is the expression "snatching victory from the jaws of defeat." Used when a team is down, the ...read more

  • In The Nick Of Time

    Contributed by La Juana Morris on Mar 17, 2005
    based on 23 ratings

    The gift of Salvation!

    Looking at this story, there were many things that came to mind. The first thing that I did was thanked God that it was Jesus who hung on the cross. When I think of the torment and torture He endured without mumbling or whining, I have to chuckle. Because if it were one of us, we would have ...read more

  • Journey Toward Easter

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Mar 10, 2008
    based on 17 ratings

    This message focuses on the words of Jesus from the Cross. As we think about the final words of Jesus as he hung on the cross we begin to understand the pain, passion and love Jesus had for you and for me.

    Journey Toward Easter Matthew 21:1-11 Today we begin our journey toward Easter. Passion week starts with the march of Jesus into Jerusalem. We celebrate the Triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday next Sunday. The last week of Christ’s public ministry was jam packed and ...read more

  • Jesus' Pain Became Our Gain

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Mar 21, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    A Good Friday Word. This was done by our community with four pastor’s involved. This chapter was broken down into four parts. this was the third out of Four lessons from Matthew

    Jesus’ Pain Became Our Gain Text: Matthew 27:32-44 32And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. 33And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34They gave him vinegar to ...read more

  • Good Friday 2007

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Apr 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Good Friday 2007

    Good Friday 2007 The Unanswered Prayer of Jesus Pastor Bruce A. Shields House of Faith – www.PS127.org WELCOME † Sunday Morning Resurrection Day Service at 11:00AM † Open House on Saturday April 14th from 1:00PM – 6:00PM INTRODUCTION Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the Triumphal ...read more

  • "Abel's Lamb"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Feb 25, 2006
    based on 20 ratings

    An acceptible sacrifice to God is faith that issues in obedience.

    1 Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, “I have gotten a manchild with the help of the LORD.” 2 Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 So it came about in the ...read more

  • You Nailed Jesus To The Cross

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Nov 12, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    A sermon that ends the service of the nails, that highlights it was our sins that nailed Jesus to the cross, and why this happened.

    Prior to the sermon we looked at the following bible passages as part of the service of nails...(for more details contact me), to highlight some sins: ISAIAH 52:13-15 MARK 12:38-40 MATTHEW 26:47-56 MATTHEW 27:20-24 MATTHEW 20:20-28 MATTHEW 27:27-31, 39-42 LUKE 6:22,32-36 Act of ...read more

  • Is It I? - A Good Friday Meditation Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Mar 20, 2007
    based on 42 ratings

    This is a meditation for a Good Friday Service. It is a short meditative reading for reflection.

    Is It I? – A Good Friday Meditation "When evening had come, He sat down with the twelve. Now as they were eating, He said, "Assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me." And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and each of them began to say to Him, "Lord, is it I?" Matthew 26:20-22 ...read more