Jesus lived in a nation that was convinced it was doing what was right. And yet, they eventually put the only righteous man in all of history to death as a criminal. Because of Jesus' beliefs and teaching, they viewed him as someone who was corrupting their society and harming others. He was rejected by his family and neighbours, betrayed by his friends, and outlawed by the governing class.

 

Although Jesus knew this was his fate, he also taught that the same would fall upon his followers. As Christians, we are called to follow Jesus above all else. We should expect suffering and rejection, yet still, be able to stand strong in the Lord. Just like Jesus and his followers throughout history, we must love our neighbours by pointing them to the gospel no matter the cost.

 

In anticipation of the years to come in Canada, we will look at the life and death of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark as we commit ourselves to follow him no matter the cost.

Because of our Beliefs

January 31st, 2021

A Battle for Good

February 14th, 2021

Beliefs Worth Fighting For

February 28th, 2021

Politics and Religion

March 14th, 2021

Rejected by His Family

February 7th, 2021

A Call to Suffer

February 21st, 2021

Paying the Cost

March 7th, 2021

Expect Suffering

March 21st, 2021

Betrayed and Alone

March 28th, 2021

Suffering No More

April 4th, 2021