Join us to remember Good Friday on April 14. We will have two services at 9AM and 1030AM.
The religious leaders derided Him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God” (Luke 23:35).
The Roman soldiers joined in with the taunt, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself” (Luke 23:36).
One of the criminals hanging beside Him pressed the message upon Him, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us” (Luke 23:39).
Everything about the cross event was bent to the task of pressuring Jesus toward self-preservation. The core essence of God’s character was under siege. The pivotal question of the ages hung before men and angels, Who is the Ruler of the universe? What is He really made of at heart? Will His love prove itself a sham under pressure, or will He plunge to the deepest depths of total self-sacrifice for others?
He could have saved Himself and abandoned us to our selfishness and hate. But He simply, profoundly, chose not to.