Sermons on John 18:33-19:37

Good Friday – Why Sacrifice?

God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. [Galatians 6:14] Today is the most solemn day of the Christian year. We have prepared ourselves for it with an almost forty day fast.  We have intensified our focus on the Cross by veiling it for the past two weeks in church services.  Last night we have stripped away all other furnishings in the church except this Cross, that we…

Good Friday – “I crucified thee”

“I crucified thee” “Then Jesus took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things written by the Prophets concerning the Son of Man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked and spitefully entreated and spitted on: and they shall scourge him, and put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again.  And they understood none…

Good Friday – The Cross Remains

Therefore… we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us… Hebrews 10:19-20 Today we take time to rest in silence and to meditate on our Lord who on this day was nailed to the Cross. Here, before the Cross, we know love, and are moved by what is beyond our understanding, it is more than we can comprehend [Aquinas] – so…