The king is dead

  • Series: Gospel of Mark #5
  • Scripture: Mk 15:24-39
  • Location: St Paul's Cooma

Passion Sunday Yr B
Mark’s stark, concise way of writing packs a lot into few words, and especially so here in his account of Christ’s crucifixion. I make three observations today on this Palm / Passion Sunday. God’s people are killing their rightful king, God’s king. But in truth the King stayed on the cross, which was in fact his throne, to save millions of women and men, including me. Finally at the moment of his death a Roman gentile applies to a crucified Jew the unique and supreme title his loyalties would require him to apply only to Caesar: the Son of God. We who confess Jesus today are his successors.


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