Search ResultsThe King of the Jews This article, from the Gospel of Mark volume of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series, includes commentary on Mark 14-15. It discusses especially the theme of mockery, the centurion's confession, and Jesus' identity as king. Christ the Fool The story of Christ's mockery and disgrace as seen in Matthew 27 is a poignant reminder that Jesus not only bore our sin and sorrow but also our shame. Cornelius Plantinga Jr. expands this narrative with... Beating and Mockery Jesus is beat, scourged, and mocked by the Roman soldiers Does Jesus Want Doormats for Disciples? “Turn the other cheek”: A puzzlement to most Christians, this saying has been an occasion of mockery on the part of the enemies of Christianity, as in “Why follow someone who teaches you to be a... Does Jesus Want Doormats for Disciples? “Turn the other cheek.” A puzzlement to most Christians, this saying has been an occasion of mockery on the part of the enemies of Christianity, as in “Why follow someone who teaches you to be a... Not Ashamed of the Good News This devotional on Romans 1:16 suggests that that the power of God emboldens us to share the Gospel with others, to risk their rejection and mockery for the sake of God’s glory and their salvation. Seabiscuit, An American Legend This excerpt from "Seabiscuit, An American Legend" describes the intimidation tactics of a champion racehorse as an example of competitive mockery and pride. Crucifixion, Silence, and Speaking In Luke 23:35-43 Christ is silent as others mock him. Yet the thief hanging next to him rebukes others, speaking out on behalf of God incarnate. Matthew Walks Through the Shadows, A Tenebrae Service This "Service of Shadows" follows Matthew after Jesus is arrested in the garden of Gethsemane. A drama by Bob Rienstra, it is appropriate for Good Friday and includes words from Isaiah, the psalms, and Jesus himself. Colorado Festival Mocks Death A sermon illustration about coping with death through mockery. Full Text Hymns on Mockery Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!PD
If God Himself Be for MePD
Give Thou Thy Youth To GodPD
See more hymns... Back to Wonder Explaining how faith that engages with mystery leads to a metanoia of what one will become, John Savant's article encourages readers to initiate the next phase of God's Kingdom through contemplative prayer that seeks ever-evolving revelation.