So they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew* is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, â€˜Jesus of Nazareth,* the King of the Jews.â€™Â Â — John 19:16b-19 (NRSV)
Join us at 12:15 as we retrace Jesus trek to Golgotha.Â Weather permitting this will take place outside in the parking lot, we probably will not venture down into the hollow since the ground is too wet.Â As Brian Zahnd stated so eloquently the other day in his blog, “The cross is about the revelation of a merciful God. At the cross we discover a God who would rather die than kill his enemies. The cross is where God in Christ absorbs sin and recycles it into forgiveness. … The cross is not what God inflicts upon Christ in order to forgive. The cross is what God endures in Christ as he forgives. Once we understand this, we know what we are seeing when we look at the cross: We are seeing the lengths to which a God of love will go in forgiving sin.”Â This is what today is about.Â Please join us.