Scripture text: Matthew 27:32-38 Preacher: Rev. David Sutherland Date: 3 May 2015
This sermon was delivered on the occasion of the congregation’s pre-Communion service. In his Gospel account of the Crucifixion, Matthew records not only the brutal horror of Christ’s death, but also the additional suffering caused to Christ by the deliberate insults inflicted on him by his Roman executioners. Reflecting on those insults prompts us to remember the suffering we ourselves cause to Christ, demonstrates to us the ability of God to bring good out of evil, and above all, points us to the love Christ has for us.