In our passage for today, we have three specific events all of which are very similar to things that have already happened in Mark. I mean, yes, they are new and distinct events in the history of Jesus’ ministry, but what’s going on and the general lessons that are being taught are some of the very same specific points that have just been taught in the last few chapters. And so our temptation today might be to zone out. We could say, yes, yes, I’ve heard these lessons before. And yet the fact that Jesus is reteaching even the disciples here some of the same lessons, shows that we sometimes need these lessons repeated. And so let’s look at what this passage has to say about Jesus’ mission of suffering, and even how we relate to that mission.
Passage: Mark 10:32-52
Author: Rev. W. Reid Hankins, M.Div.
Sermon originally preached during the Morning Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church (OPC) on 10/12/2008 in Novato, CA.