Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church

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The Grace of Christ be with you!

Christians, understandably, like to be in control of the narrative of Jesus’ death. Matthew, though, is careful to give voice to the perspective of Jesus’ cross from the point of view of his accusers and the passersby. What does the world make of the cross of Jesus? What do we make of it?

  • Pilate cannot sway crowd from demanding cross.

  • Soldiers mock Jesus as do bandits on cross.

  • Passersby tempt him (like Satan) to come down.

  • Priests scoff, ‘He saved others, but not himself.’

The only outcome the world saw in the cross of Christ was confirmation of their doubts. Pilate was powerless to resist the crowd’s demand for Jesus crucifixion & Jesus was mocked by Jew and gentile alike. Passersby unknowingly echoed Satan’s temptation and priests mocked his ability to ‘save.’

Blessings, Will

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P.O. Box 782

West Jefferson, NC 28694

Phone: (336) 846-7481

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