A sermon by Rev. Cary Stockett 

50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.

51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

Good Friday
Hebrews 1:1-3
By C. Baxter Kruger, Ph.D.
Director, Perichoresis

The question confronting us in this hour is the question Why?  Why did Jesus Christ die?  Why was it necessary?  Why did it have to happen?  And with this question others follow. What happened in Jesus' death?  How do we understand the sufferings of Jesus?  How do we understand what happened in this, the darkest hour in the history of the cosmos?

by Cary Stockett

Luke 23:32-43

As I read this passage from Luke, I couldn’t help but think how often in recent years, driving on highways and interstates, I’ve seen here and there where a landowner has erected three crosses, in the middle of nowhere really, simply to be seen by those driving by.  I suppose what made me think of it is that here in our text we’re reminded of why there are three crosses in those impromptu displays:  that Jesus was crucified between two criminals.