Jesus predicts his death three times. And the disciples get it wrong three times. They don’t get what Jesus is going to do, and they miss the core of Jesus’ teaching – the first shall be last, and the last shall be first. Then Jesus challenges them – and us – with a question. “Are you able to drink the cup that I will drink?” As we share the Lord’s Supper, we’re answering Jesus’ question “yes!”

Listen to the sermon preached by the Revd Bryce Amner on Sunday 21 October 2018.

The scripture readings are Mark 8:27–33; 9:30–37; 10:32–45.


20 min, 09 sec

Sermon: The cup and the challenge