Preached Good Friday, A+D 2009 (11 April 2009) at St George’s Anglican Church (CANA/ACNA), Colorado Springs, for a “Pan-Anglican” service of Good Friday meditations on Jesus’ words from the Cross.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
“It is finished.”
For a minute, let’s look at earlier words from our Lord. “Who do you say that I am?” That’s the question that Jesus asked the disciples. He asked them this while they were in the middle of Gentile territory – surrounded by pagans and worshippers of idols – the very idols that St Paul tells us are really demons in disguise. And our Lord asked “who do you say that I am?” That may be the most important question every Christian – every soul – has to answer.
How we answer that question may be affected by the picture we have of Jesus. How do we see Jesus? Which Jesus do we see? Which picture of Jesus do we carry around in our minds and our hearts?