It is Finished - Sermon

It is Finished - Sermon

March 24, 2024

John 19:16-30


When Jesus had received the wine,
he said, “It is finished.”

from John 19:30


On our way to Easter, we must go by way of the cross.

For obvious reasons, we spend more time celebrating Jesus' birth and resurrection than we do his death. Joyful Christmas carols and triumphant Easter hymns fill our worship for weeks before Christmas and after Easter. And yet, scripture repeatedly points to the cross as evidence of God's great love.

It would be hard to stand at the foot of the cross and watch someone suffer, let alone God's only son. But it is here that we see how much God so loved the world, as well as you and me.