Sermons tagged with ‘good friday’

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Good Friday: The God who makes peace


Our history is marked with hostility.  From brokenness in simple relationships to hostility on a global scale.  Some may ask where God is in the midst of this hostility; has He abandoned us?  Where is God when we are crying out for peace?  The story of Good Friday reveals something stunning about God and our […]

Good Friday: The Weakness of God


Images of Jesus in our minds are often images of strength, power, and leadership… He is the Son of God after all!  But the gospels actually present of very different image of Jesus… and the Easter weekend confronts us with an incredibly weak, dark, and broken image of Jesus. But it is precisely this image […]

Good Friday: The Promise of Paradise


We spend a lot of our lives striving to attain security, success and peace for ourselves but all too often that struggle only pulls us deeper and deeper into turmoil. This Good Friday we meet a man just like us who had spent his life striving to establish a kingdom in his own strength only […]

Good Friday: Mockery & Shame


On Good Friday it is pretty common knowledge that Jesus died on the cross, but I wonder how often we remember the manner in which He was punished.  Because Jesus did not just embrace death on Good Friday, but the culmination of everything that is wrong with human hearts.  This Good Friday Pastor Joe examines […]

Good Friday: They never told you He chose suffering


We all suffer… and when we go through the most intense times of trial and pain we can very easily feel alone.  We push people away, we dive into depression and we feel that there is no one who understands us and no one who can help us.  This feeling we are alone also extends […]

Jesus: Sufferer of Injustice (Good Friday)


In our society our sense of injustice is incredibly finely tuned.  When we are wronged, even in the smallest of ways, we are quick to respond with shock, anger and emotion.  We have seen just how radical Jesus’ life has been.  He has sought out the lost, welcomed in the sinners, healed the sick and […]