Tonight we recognize the very essence of why we are members of a Christian church. The cornerstone of our belief is that Jesus Christ was born, he lived a human life on earth, and was crucified in order to save the world. Those who believe that he is our Savior have been promised eternal life in the kingdom of God. We are reminded of the pain and suffering Jesus experienced in order that you and I could be saved. Return to the Good Friday story, that leads us to the cross.