September 24, 2023

The Way of Death

Text: Mark 15:16-41
Rev. John Downs

It’s embedded deep within sinful human nature to want to run away from pain and embarrassment.  In today’s account of the crucifixion of Jesus, the focus is less on the physical suffering and pain he underwent, and more on the profound mocking, derision and degradation he endured.  The sobering truth is this: the only perfect man, the incarnate son of God, willingly walked to the cross in obedience to his Father’s purposes, enduring its shame to deliver us from the judgment we rightly deserved.