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Say What?! The Hard Saying of Jesus

Oct 11, 2020 | Brad Sumner

Abandoned by God?!

Matthew 27:45-54
What does Jesus mean when He says "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" (Matthew 27:46). Did God forsake Jesus on the cross? And what might be the theological importance and meaning for us of this kind of bleak statement?

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Like some of his original listeners, people today find Jesus’ sayings hard.  Some sayings are “hard” because they are difficult to understand. Others are “hard” because the demands they make on our lives are only too clear. 

Join the people of Jericho Ridge this fall as we clear away cultural and historical difficulties which keep us from grappling with the real challenge of Jesus’ message.