The King’s Darkest Day

Is Jesus really the king, the hero of God’s epic story? Matthew 27:32-56 32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after[…]

What follows the darkest hour?

In the darkest hour, Jesus looked like a failed hero. But the final chapter provides a very different picture. Matthew 27:27-31 27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and[…]

Yet not as I will, but as you will

Today we read of the agony and sense of abandonment that Jesus experienced in the Garden of Gethsemane. Matthew 26:36-56 36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and[…]