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Sermon series: The Way of the Cross

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Dan Maton | Sunday April 23, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

Mary didn’t believe initially, and neither did the two on the Emmaus Road or the eleven apostles. But Jesus doesn’t start again with a new group of disciples, he gently rebukes them. When God rebukes us for our disbelief, this should lead to repentance not discouragement.

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The Burial of Jesus

Mark 15:40-47

Dan Maton | Sunday April 9, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

We are encouraged to be convinced that Jesus really did die on the cross, to be faithful like the women who stood by Jesus at the cross and to be bold like Joseph of Arimathea.

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The Death of Jesus

Mark 15:33-41

Tom Lee | Sunday April 2, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

We see the most awful and also the most awesome moment in history, as our sin is transferred to Jesus and he is forsaken by God. But when he dies the darkness disappears and the centurion recognises who Jesus really is.

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Jesus on the Cross

Mark 15:15-32

Dan Maton | Sunday March 19, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

When we think about Jesus on the cross, we can ask ourselves who he is. He is the suffering servant, the glorious king and our wonderful saviour.

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Jesus Before Pilate

Mark 15:1-15

Ben Gibbins | Sunday March 12, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

The religious leaders wanted Jesus killed out of self-interest, the crowds just followed the leaders without examining the facts, and Pilate chose to serve the crowd rather than his conscience or justice. They all deserved to die, and we can often be like them. But even those who deserve to die can be forgiven.

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Peter's Denial

Mark 14:53-54, 14:66-72

Richard Owen | Sunday March 5, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

Peter had given up everything to follow Jesus. He had witnessed his miracles and confessed Jesus to be Son of God. Yet he disowns Jesus after boldly declaring that he would never do this. This helps us to recognise our own weaknesses and it reminds us of the power of prayer and it helps us to be amazed by the grace of God.

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Jesus on Trial

Mark 14:41-65

Richard Owen | Sunday February 19, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

Jesus was not the freedom fighter that the Jewish leaders feared he was, though he does fight and he wins the victory over death. He was not a blasphemer, but really is the Son of God. He is not a helpless victim, but courageously submits to God’s will.

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Jesus in Gethsemane

Mark 14:26-42

Dan Maton | Sunday February 5, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

We can never know what Jesus suffered in his darkest hour as he looked into the cup of our iniquities, but we can only marvel, and find forgiveness for our greatest sins, comfort in our deepest sorrows and grace to fight our strongest temptations.

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The Last Supper

Mark 14:12-26

Grant Riley | Sunday January 29, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

The last meal Jesus had with his disciples is no longer about freedom from slavery in Egypt but freedom from slavery to sin. The Lord’s Supper brings us back to Jesus when we’ve drifted, it reminds us of all Jesus bought for us and that we are part of God’s people, and it helps us to look forward to the celebration meal in God’s Kingdom.

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Extravagant Worship

Mark 14:1-11

Richard Owen | Sunday January 22, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

We see in this passage a God who is control, a king who is worth worshipping and a challenge to guard our hearts. So let’s worship him freely without worrying about what others might think.

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Dan Maton | Sunday January 15, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

There will be difficult times until Christ returns, but through it all God is in still in control. We must be alert, neither trying to predict when he will return or being unprepared for it, and should continue to love God and one another.

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The Poor Widow

Mark 12:38-44

Dan Maton | Sunday January 8, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

The Teachers of the Law pressurised the poor into giving what they couldn’t afford, but Jesus wants us to take care of the poor and vulnerable, not insist that they give to the Church.

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Dan Maton | Sunday December 18, 2016 | The Way of the Cross

Jesus was the son of David, but he was much more than this. He is also David’s Lord. The religious leaders responded to Jesus with silence, the crowds responded with delight, but we can respond by bowing down and worshipping him.

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Richard Owen | Sunday December 11, 2016 | The Way of the Cross

Jesus refuses to get drawn into pointless debates trying to rank the commandments in order of importance, and neither does he write off the entire law. Instead, he gets to the very heart of the Law

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Life After Death

Mark 12:18-27

Dan Maton | Sunday December 4, 2016 | The Way of the Cross

The Sadducees did not believe there was life after death, but thought that if there was then it would have to be a continuation of this life. They didn’t know the power of God. We shouldn’t think of heaven in earthly terms.

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Richard Owen | Sunday November 13, 2016 | The Way of the Cross

Jesus tells a parable holding up a mirror of truth to the religious leaders of the time. When Jesus challenges us with the truth, will we respond, unlike them, by humbling ourselves before him and receive His mercy and freedom.

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The Withered Fig Tree

Mark 11:12-25

Richard Owen | Sunday October 23, 2016 | The Way of the Cross

What Jesus sees in the temple does not please Him. His actions there as well as the fate of the fig tree tells us of the judgement that was coming for the temple and the old covenant system, now that the King has come.

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The Way of the Cross

Mark 11:1-11

Ben Gibbins | Sunday October 9, 2016 | The Way of the Cross

Each disciple of Jesus is called to follow him and walk the way of the cross. This will involve hardship and will sometimes require the letting go of things to which we want to hold on.

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