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Cross & Crown

John 18

The King is Buried

March 28, 2021 • Emilie McCormack • John 19:38–42

When Jesus is placed in the tomb, it seems like all hope is gone. But God does his best work in such times, and he uses minor characters to make major impact in the story of redemption.

The King is Looked Upon

March 21, 2021 • Brian McCormack • John 19:31–37

Everything changes when you look at Jesus on the cross, and instead of seeing something offensive, you see rescue and love.

The King Stands Between Sinners & Thunderclouds

March 14, 2021 • Rob Faucette • John 19:28–30

One of the last things Jesus says on the cross is “it is finished”. What does this mean? What was finished? Who was it for?

The King Chooses to Love

March 7, 2021 • Brian McCormack • John 19:25–27

[From our first in-person Sunday in a year] While in unimaginable pain, Jesus still uses the few words he has left to care for others. The takeaway? No matter who you are, there is a place for you at the foot of the cross.

The King is Lifted Up

February 28, 2021 • Brian McCormack • John 19:16–24

Jesus walked over 3,000 miles in his ministry — but it’s the final 2,000 feet that will be the most difficult, and the most important — for they will lead him to the cross.

The King is Condemned

February 21, 2021 • Brian McCormack • John 19:1–16

If Jesus endured abuse of all kinds, he is uniquely equipped to care for you in the wake of the harm you have experienced in your own life. As we wrap our minds around the public torture Christ endured many thoughts and emotions surely swirl. But chief among them is this life-changing truth — by his stripes we are healed.

The King (and truth) is Questioned

February 14, 2021 • Brian McCormack • John 18:28–40

When Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate, his exchange with the Roman governor is loaded with meaning. Like Pilate, when we find ourselves before the truth of Jesus, we have a choice to make -- the crowd or the cross.

The King is Denied

February 7, 2021 • Brian McCormack • John 18:12–27

As Jesus is arrested and subjected to a shady sequence of interrogations, Peter tries to follow him...but from a distance. The results are disastrous. Apparently distance leads to denial. We must follow him closely.

The King is Arrested

January 31, 2021 • Brian McCormack • John 18:1–12

If you've experienced betrayal, rest assured that Jesus knows what you're feeling. Still, even in the midst of betrayal, he shows us that his kingdom will come in ways completely contrary to the those of the world.