The Baptism of His Suffering, Death, and Resurrection

by Andrew Forrest

In the liturgy for Holy Communion we pray:

“By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection
you gave birth to your church,
delivered us from slavery to sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant
by water and the Spirit.”

In today’s reading when Jesus asks James and John, “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?” he is talking about his coming suffering. He will be glorified, but he’ll have to be crucified first.

Cross before Crown.

Today’s Scripture:

Mark 10:13-31

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1 comment

Ben Wright June 6, 2019 - 11:28 am

This slow, careful reading of Mark is enlightening. In this passage, Jesus directs his followers to be a slave to all. This continues Mark’s theme that we must be humble, avoiding ego and self-importance.


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