09-23-2018 Sermon - By Way of the Cross

 Photo by  Mahir Uysal  on  Unsplash

Photo by Mahir Uysal on Unsplash

We like our heroes standing tall, riding high in the saddle, with guns drawn and blazing, and overpowering and defeating the enemy. And we like to imagine ourselves performing like our heroes. The first disciples were no different. And they were looking to Jesus as their hero. Okay, so maybe they would have used the word "Messiah". But nonetheless, when Jesus began to tell them that he was headed to Jerusalem where he would be betrayed, rejected by the religious leaders, tortured, and then put to death, our present lesson tells us they did not understand what Jesus was teaching them. It also adds, "and they were afraid to ask him." ...