Jesus is King. Jesus rules. But that does not mean that he will step into each of our troubles and remove them with an immediate wave of his glorious sceptre. On Ascension Day, it is helpful for us to understand that.
In recent studies, focused on the Lord’s Passion Week, we have looked at the Lord’s Supper (his betrayal) and the Lord’s sufferings (in which he was burdened, battered, and buried). As we conclude this brief series, we look now at our Lord’s salvation (blessing). Jesus
Previously, we contemplated the betrayal of Jesus and how he responded. He did so by faithfully implementing a meal of celebration. For those with ears to hear, this meal serves as a great encouragement that what Jesus succeeded in what he came to do. And
Betrayal—is there anything more painful? A husband cheats on his wife; a citizen plays the traitor; a friend stabs you in the back; your neighbour turns against you; a confidante exposes your story. At some level, I suppose all of us have experienced the pain