An Old Wooden Cross

The Radical Rabbi Who Was Very Demanding

Scripture: Mark 8:34-38 (NRSV)

The words of Christ we’re about to hear today go to the heart and soul—the very center of Christianity. Jesus never watered down his words or buttered up his audience to increase approval ratings. He never said it would be easy following him. The Radical Rabbi is challenging us today to greatness—to be bold and courageous in tenuous times. And he never asks us to do what he himself has not done. Our Radical Rabbi is very, very demanding…because he believes in us and he lives in us.


August 9, 2020 Service Bulletin and Bible Study

All Sermons by Dr. John C. Tittle are available in our Library of Sermons.

Image credits

An Old Wooden Cross (source unknown)
Telemachus – “The Last Gladiator Fight” by Joseph Stallaert (Wikimedia Commons)
Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard” by Clare Carlisle (book cover)
Church of Our Lady” Cathedral of Copenhagen (Copenhagen Architecture 2017)
Interior view-Københavns Domkirke” Copenhagen (Wikimedia Commons)
Thorvaldsen’s “Christus” Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen (Wikimedia Commons)
“Soren Kierkegaard” watercolor portrait by LAUTIR (artist permission)



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