Rev. Joseph, in his Easter message said that while the object of focus is often on the rugged Cross at Easter, we must focus on the characters before, during and after the Cross.
Some of the characters are that of Peter, Judas, King Harod, Pilate, Simon of Cyrene and Joseph of Arimathea and the crowd.
Rev. Joseph said these characters contributed one way or the other to the Cross.
He explained that the Cross is where we see the love of Christ fully demonstrated, though without sin, giving up his life to save the world.