Good Friday

John 19:16-30


Death by crucifixion was excruciating. After six minutes, the victim can barely breath and for the next few hours their limbs dislocate and their lungs suffer through plural effusion. Not only that, but crucifixion was so despised that when a hgh ranking Roman actor mimed the action of the cross in a play, he received threats of death by crucifixion for even portraying such an embarrassment and despicable thing. Yet, Jesus, knowing the law and prophets, saw that his crucifixion was necessary to save the world.

Today, you can choose how you view the crucifixion of Christ: you can be repulsed by it like the Pharisees and Romans, indifferent to it like Pilate who also used the crucifixion as a means to execute a power play, you can cast lots and sell Jesus for profit, or you can choose to surrender your sins at the cross and rejoice in that true love was displayed by Jesus on the cross as the propitiation for our sins.


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7 Apr 2021

Nick Coombs

Nick is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He loves Jesus, is passionate about connecting deep theology with everyday life, and eager to make a difference in the time he has by helping plant as many churches as possible. After Jesus, Nick loves his wife Jules, and his two kids, Axel and Aria. He holds an MDiv from Ridley College, is a member of Acts 29, an ordained Anglican minister and gives too much of his time to fantasy sports.

2 Apr 2021

Nick Coombs

Nick is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He loves Jesus, is passionate about connecting deep theology with everyday life, and eager to make a difference in the time he has by helping plant as many churches as possible. After Jesus, Nick loves his wife Jules, and his two kids, Axel and Aria. He holds an MDiv from Ridley College, is a member of Acts 29, an ordained Anglican minister and gives too much of his time to fantasy sports.

2 Apr 2021

Peter Adam

Peter is vicar emeritus at St. Jude’s Carlton, formerly principal of Ridley College Melbourne, and vicar of St. Jude’s. His publications include Speaking God’s Words: A Practical Theology of Preaching, Hearing God’s Words: Exploring Biblical Spirituality, Written for Us: Receiving God’s Words in the Bible, The Message of Malachi, The Majestic Son: The Letter to the Hebrews, Walking in God’s Words: Ezra and Nehemiah and For such a time as this: Esther. He speaks at training conferences for preachers. Peter Adam was a founding member of the Council of The Gospel Coalition Australia.

2 Apr 2021

Louis Glazebrook

Married to Esther and father of three girls (Evelyn, Audrey and Winifred) Louis is the Planting Pastor at City on a Hill Surf Coast. The story that God has written for his life has thus far seen him enjoy a country upbringing, service in the army, working as physiotherapist and now most recently completing an MDiv at Ridley College. A few of his many weaknesses include caramel slice, boys toys, and not putting away his shoes.

2 Apr 2021

Dave Miers

Dave Miers is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill: Brisbane. He is the husband to Rowena, and they have three children: Sam, Tom, and Beth. He loves Jesus and is passionate about using new mediums to communicate the timeless message of Christ crucified and risen. Dave is a member of Acts 29 and also an ordained Anglican Minister. In his downtime, he enjoys soccer, sushi, and sunsets.

2 Apr 2021

Luke Nelson

Luke is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne West. He joined City on a Hill in its early days, serving as the Community Pastor in Melbourne, before being asked to lead his own church plant. Having grown up in Melbourne's western suburbs, he has a deep knowledge of and passion for the area, and a great desire to see the gospel bring transformation. A gifted communicator, he loves the work of pastoring a church, opening God's word each week and seeing the Spirit work. Luke graduated with a BA (Hons) from Melbourne University, has a Grad Dip in Divinity from Ridley College, and is close to completing a Masters of Ministry. He is an ordained Anglican minister in the Diocese of Melbourne and an active member of the Acts 29.

2 Apr 2021

Brendan Wright

Brendan is one of the pastors at City on a Hill Geelong. He is passionate about making Jesus known to this city after making the move from Melbourne in 2013. Just before that move he got married and became the husband to Neema and the two of them are now well and truly settled in Geelong. Despite constant appeals and pleas from those within the church, he has stayed true to his roots and resisted the temptation to jump on the success of the new town team and still supports the Essendon Football Club.