There’s a sense in which the Gospels are extended Passion stories. That’s certainly true of Mark and John’s Gospels. And yet for all the attention given to the cross, the Gospel writers do not make anything about the cross self-evident. There’s no neon footnotes shouting ‘This is what IT means.’
The confusion gets compounded by the fact that the Passion stories are layered with biblical allusions and imagery.
So it’s not surprising that the cross would provoke questions.
This weekend as part of my sermon I want to tackle some of questions people have about the cross, Jesus’ last week, Christ’s passion and the atonement.
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Just like we did at Christmas I’ll throw it in the bingo tumbler and give it a go.