Easter must be seen in light of the cross. It must never overshadow Good Friday. They are a packaged deal!
A Confessional Church or a Confessing Church?
We do not live in the greatness of our own deeds. We boast in the greatness of one deed that God himself has done through Jesus Christ on the cross.
Why Have You Forsaken Me?
And because Jesus on the cross was sin in its entirety, God cannot look at him. He turns his face away, causing Jesus to cry out in utmost agony, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”