Series: The Servant King
The King and His Cross
November 15, 2020 | Sam Shaw
The cross, is the most recognized symbol in the world. It is roughly analogous to an electric chair. How strange is it that a cross became the symbol of Christianity? Join us as Co-Pastor Sam Shaw walks us through Mark 15:1-32, and sheds light on the King and His cross.
Here are some questions that we hope you'll take a few minutes to think through and answer.
Mark’s first readers were experiencing persecution and facing trials at the hands of the Roman authorities. How could Mark’s account of Jesus’ trial, mockery and death be a source of encouragement to them? How does it help you face opposition for your faith?
What makes people do things in a crowd that they might never agree to do in the cold light of day? Have you ever found yourself carried away by the views of others around you?
How does the silence of Jesus (v. 5) actually speak volumes?
How do you understand Jesus’ cry of abandonment (Mark 15:34)?
Which situations in your life right now are addressed by this passage, either directly or indirectly?
What truth from this passage do you need to share with someone this week? Who is the person, what is the truth, and when/how will you share it? Pray for this step of obedience?