What would it have been like to have heard these words in person? To have been standing in the crowd startled by the accusation?
There have been many wasted hours, months years dedicated to affixing blame on a group or sect of persons for the death of Jesus. Hundreds of learned Biblical scholars have poured through historical records and original texts of scripture in an attempt to ferret out the guilty party.
Was it the Romans, the Jews, Judas (the betraying disciple) or perhaps it was the innocent bystanders who out numbered those who incarcerated Jesus, yet they did nothing. Where was the multitude of followers who loved to watch His miracles who celebrated His arrival in their villages and cities?
Affixing blame in a more general sense we need look no further than the mirror. Our sin brought Him to the cross.
There is mercy in the murder! Because He did not stay a victim of death, He conquered death!
Our Hope is in a risen savior. Not only did He pay the price for our sin, He conquered death the penalty of our sin so He could offer us eternal life.
The Easter message is message of HOPE. We want to invite you to join us this Easter at the Grace Place Austin, 1500 Royston Lane, Round Rock, Texas for a celebration of HOPE. We offer two services Sat. 6pm and Sunday at 10:30am. Join us Good Friday April 3rd for a Worship Encounter gathering: All worship led by our worship band.
If you would like more information on the Grace Place or need someone to pray with you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org