Join us this Sunday, March 19, 2017, as Rev. Dr. Robert W. Bohl brings us God’s word from Mark 10: 32-45.
Some weeks ago, someone here asked me a blunt question: “What do we have as a right to expect from God?” It was not meant as an offensive question; I believe it was asked in great sincerity. It is, in my mind, a very valid searching type of question. Needless to say, it has been spinning in my mind for several weeks.
But the longer I have pondered the question, it seems that the first question that needs to be asked is: “What does God have as a right to expect from us?” If we start with that question, the second one follows. Namely, what can we expect from God? In Mark’s gospel, Mark 10: 32-45, the disciples are with Jesus walking toward Jerusalem. This was the final trip of Jesus to the Holy City and Jesus tells them that He is going to be crucified.
It seems clear that none of the disciples understood what Jesus was saying. What seems so strange about this scene is that two of the disciples ask Jesus for special seating arrangements in heaven, one on His right side and one on His left side. Perhaps they should have asked Jesus, as a result of Your death, what do You now expect from us?
Rev. Dr. Robert W. Bohl
Temporary Supply Pastor