Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43
Jeremiah’s promise of the execution of “justice and righteousness in the land” finds ironic fulfillment in the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. It appears utterly contradictory that a king should be crucified with a criminal. This victory appears for all the world as humiliating defeat. Yet through the gate of death Jesus opens the door to paradise.
Sermon: Pastor Kathryn Gulbranson