Don’t Worry He’s Sovereign: Death (Mark 15:20-39)

It seems fairly challenging for us to grasp the depth of Christ’s death on the cross.  The reality is that we are people who probably do not fully grasp the Sanhedrin having to redefine their understanding of the messiah, the disciples wondering if they have been deceived, and Pilate never encountering a person like Christ.  Why is it so hard for people to grasp Christ?  Why is it that we think we grasp who He is without seeing the blind spots in our Christian life?  Why is Christ’s death on the cross such a difficult thing for us to understand?

Don’t Worry He’s Sovereign: Sentence (Mark 15:1-20)

Christ is the one who does not deserve to die because He is the only one who can claim that He does not fall under the sentence of Adam.  He is unjustly condemned so that we can be mercifully reconciled to the living God.  We read in Hebrews that we have a high priest who can sympathize with us.  How can the God-Man sympathize with mere humans?  How can He really know our struggle if He Himself has not sinned, done any wrong, or struggled with sin?  How do we know that Christ really does know the pain of this world?