Current Sermon Series

WWJF (WHAT WOULD JESUS FEEL?): THE ANGER AND TEARS OF JESUS

In Max Von Sydow’s portrayal of Jesus in the movie The Greatest Story Ever Told, frequently Jesus is seen as calm and stoic, a teacher who simply keeps teaching, unaffected emotionally by whatever comes his way. That is not the Jesus we see in the gospels: there he weeps and expresses anger. How are we to understand his anger and tears, and what might they say about the ways we express our own emotions? (This series is a biblical complement to a thoughtful book by Tim Harlow: What Made Jesus Mad?)

May 3 “Tears: When Approaching Lazarus” (John 11:28-44)

May 10 “When Rules and Power Get in the Way” (Mark 3:1-6; Matthew 18:1-7)

May 17 “When Judgment and Hypocrisy Get in the Way” (John 8; Matt. 23:27)

May 24 “When the Good News is Stifled” (Mark 11:15-18; Matt. 23:13-15)