Attitude And Approach

The passers-by jeered at him; they shook their heads and said, 'Aha! ... Then save yourself; come down from the Cross!

Mark 15:29-30
Isaiah 50:47-; Psalms 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1-15:47

Sermon Week/Year

Passion Sunday, B

Some years ago it was a fairly common practice for couples divorcing to post certain notices in the legal section of their local newspaper. One such classified was followed a week later by this startling notice. It read: “I would like to announce that the ad I put in this newspaper last Saturday was in error. I WILL be responsible for any debts incurred by my wife, and I will start paying as soon as I get out of the HOSPITAL.”

Now there was a man who changed, but only under great pressure. Many of us are like that. It is only when the pressure is great enough that we let go.

When Jesus comes into our lives offering us wholeness of life, we have to be willing to let go. We have to be willing to change. We have to be willing to give up some of our security. We have to be willing to take risks. And this is the point…

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