September 18, 2022

A Saving Death

Text: Luke 23:32-49
Dr. Peter Green

Jesus’ death presented a problem within the Jewish context of his day: he was not the conquering Messiah they expected but rather a crucified one. What might be foolishness or a stumbling block for some is a saving death for anyone who acknowledges Jesus as king and savior. As Jesus’ crucifixion deals a mortal head wound to Satan, he calls us to live a cruciform life of humility, not mockery and derision.