A three-part series preached on Good Friday 2018.
Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford reminds us that day-by-day the liturgies of this Holy Week take us ultimately to Calvary and to the foot of the Cross. He writes: “On that first Good Friday, only a few people could do it. Those who promised most were first to flee. But let us be those who stand there today, not understanding but standing under in order to understand. Standing with empty hands and hopeful hearts. For it is only under the cross that we will begin to comprehend its … [Read more...]
Jesus stands before Pilate, and they look at one another: one with fear, and one with love. Jesus could fight for his life. Pilate is seriously unsure of the guilt of this man, and if Jesus were to just say a few key words, he might be able to convince Pilate of his innocence. All he needs to do is acknowledge Pilate’s authority, maybe plead a bit, and give Pilate a good reason to convince the chief priests he’s innocent, to let him go. But those are precisely three things that Jesus … [Read more...]