I was able to be with one of my friend's, Joy, over Easter break and go to her house. I had a blast and was actually able to help out with the Sonrise service! :) Some sermon notes from Joy's dad:
Most people didn't value Jesus, even if they were really close to Him. In the same way, people today often don't value the cross. The climax of Easter was when Jesus cried out "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Jesus was utterly rejected. Rejected by the Roman soldiers. By the people He had come to save. By His disciples. By His own Father. Jesus endured rejection for us! He was mocked for not being able to save Himself, but as Robert Coleman says, "He didn't come to the world to save Himself, He came to save the world." And this rejected King became the Savior of the world. Have you praised Him for His willingness to be rejected?!