For 2000 years, Christians have said that Jesus was crucified, yet rose again, is now ruling, and will return. This is a dangerous truth as it means our life has meaning and will be called to account. This is a dangerous truth because it gives hope and meaning in Christ. Outline Crucified (Acts 3:13-15, 1 Peter 3:18) Risen (Acts 3:15) Ruling (Ephesians 1:19-23; Philippians 2:6-11; Acts 3:16-19) Returning (Acts 3:20-23) A dangerous truth? Read more
Where is God when life is dark? This Good Friday we see how the darkness at the crucifixion shows that in the death of Jesus creation is undone as God’s judgment against sin is revealed. Outline Facing the Void (Genesis 1:1-5) The Darkness of… Evil (Luke 22:53) Uncreation (vv44-45a) Temple (vv45b-46) Conclusion/Application
As Jesus is crucified, the sign of the charge against him read ‘This is the King of the Jews’. In this message, as Jesus is crucified, we’ll consider how we respond to the momentous event of the cross. N.b. this sermon was recorded during an ‘online service’ due to restrictions in place in response to COVID-19. Outline Responses to the cross: Carrying (v26) Mourning (vv27-34) Mocking (vv35-38) Seeing (vv39-47) Watching (vv48-49) Honouring (vv50-56) How do you respond to the crucified king? Read more
In partnership with Gympie Baptist, we recently hosted a team of students from Queensland Theological College for a week of mission and ministry training. As part of the week one of the QTC lecturers, Dr Wes Regen, spoke on the nature and purpose of crucifixion in the Roman Empire. During the lecture, he explained why, out of the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people crucified under Rome, is Jesus' crucifixion considered significant by Christians 2000 years later. Read more
The death of a righteous man (vv44-47) The sun turns dark The temple curtain splits Jesus cries his last words Why this unjust death is ‘good’ (1 Peter 3:18) Three responses to Jesus (vv48-56) Recognise Respect Repent How will you respond to Jesus?
Good Friday Sermon, 2016 The unforgiving mockers (vv34-38) The unforgivable men (vv32-33; 39-43) Finding forgiveness