Who do you want Jesus to be? Of course, who you want Jesus to be, is quite different than who he really is. Yet it is a common temptation for us to want to tell Jesus who he is supposed to be. Or what he is supposed to do for us, or for our life. Mark, however, has been presenting us with the Biblical Jesus.
Throughout the book, Mark has been asking the question, “Who is Jesus?” And so as we look at this climactic passage in the book of Mark, I want to remind us of this question Mark has been asking. I want us to look again today at who Jesus is. I want us to look again at what it means for him to be the Christ and what it means for him to be the Son of God. It’s quite fitting that Mark drives home this message with the story of the cross.
Passage: Mark 15:33-41
Author: Rev. W. Reid Hankins, M.Div.
Sermon originally preached during the Morning Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church (OPC) on 03/22/2009 in Novato, CA.