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My Heart is Ready

Good Friday 2019

Sermon Title: My Heart is Ready
Scripture Reading: Psalm 57:1-7 (VOICE); Luke 22:39-44; 1 Peter 2:21-25


After Jesus leaves the upper room with his disciples, he goes out from the city in order to pray on the Mount of Olives, just before he is arrested. It is there that our Lord reveals his own personal struggle with what the Father has called him to do, as he knows that he will soon die on the cross. Yet, Jesus shows resolve to do God's will, despite the suffering he must endure. In My Heart is Ready, Pastor David reflects on Jesus' free choice to embrace his cross in order to be obedient to the Father, and how we must be willing to do the same.

Experiencing God-Forsakenness

Good Friday Service 2018

Sermon Title: Experiencing God-Forsakenness
Scripture Reading: Mark 15:34; Psalm 22

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If we look at what all of the Gospels tell us about Jesus' crucifixion, they reveal that Jesus spoke seven separate times from the cross. But in the Gospel of Mark, he only records Jesus saying one thing, and one thing only. Jesus cries out, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" What is happening at that moment? What does it mean for us? What does it say about God? In this year's Good Friday service, Pastor David invites us to reflect on what Christ experienced on the cross, and what it has to do with us today.

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The Horror & Beauty of the Cross

Good Friday 2017
Sermon Title: The Horror & Beauty of the Cross
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:21

Far too many Christians pass by Good Friday and don't think about what it must have felt like for the disciples to experience such loss, without any expectation of resurrection. Why did Jesus have to die? What does it say about God? What does it say about us? In The Horror & Beauty of the Cross, Pastor David tells the story of the crucifixion and invites us to watch Jesus die for our sins before celebrating Easter.

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