The Three Crosses (Luke 23:32-49)

John Batty, Saturday, April 7, 2012
Part of the Easter series, preached at a Feast day service

He was despised and rejected - a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weakness he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all. [Isaiah 53:3-6]

In this quiet hour let us turn our thoughts and minds to the scene at Calvary - to the three crosses:

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