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Wheaton | Apr 02, 2017

Denying the Passion - Wheaton

Passage: Luke 22:47-62

Speaker: Mitch Kim

Series: Lent 2017 - True Passion

Summary:

We too quickly deny the necessity of suffering. We want cake without calories, dentists without pain, and a crown without a cross. Yet we cannot follow Jesus unless his suffering (= Passion) shapes everything. In the past few weeks, we have explored how his Passion shapes preparations for the Passover (Luke 22:1–23 [esp. v. 15]), teachings about greatness (22:24–30), discipleship (22:31–38), and prayer (22:39–46). If we deny suffering, then we deny the Christian life. And that is what we so often do! Luke 22:47–62 shows how we can deny Jesus with a kiss (22:47–48), a sword (22:49–53), and a word (22:54–60). More important, we also see how we return to Jesus by his kindness and his word (22:61–62). .