“Wait, I see Him. He looks terrible!”

“I don’t want to look, how can all these people be cheering? Don’t they know who He is?”

“Oh no, He’s stumbled. All that blood must be causing Him to slip.”

“Why are they doing this? What’s He done wrong!?”

“You heard Pilate, He’s done nothing wrong. But these people wanted Him dead anyway.”

“You’d better look away and cover your ears. They’re about to nail Him to the cross. They always scream in pain when that happens.”
“PAH! Look at that sign: Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. What a joke”

Read: Mark 15:21-32(



Detective Pikachu

In Detective Pikachu, Tim is looking for his father. He leaves no stone unturned, and (spoilers) coincidently helps save the whole city from a plot which would stop the peaceful coexistence of Pokemon and humans. Eventually, he finds his father, and it’s a happy ending.

Luke 15:8-10 talks about a woman who looks for a lost coin: she does everything to find it and then rejoices when she does. In the same way, God looks for people who are lost and celebrates when they follow Him.

Pray for people you know that don’t have a relationship with Jesus, that they would come to know Him.



God invites and welcomes sacrifice.

One of the hardest things that Jesus said to those following Him was, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Luke 9.23 (

We don’t hear this spoken of enough, but basically the call of Jesus on our lives is to die. The assumption is that whatever God has to offer us looks better when God is offered control of our lives and when we humble ourselves and genuinely and actively follow Him.

There is a sacrifice, but it is countered with a life best lived the way it was intended to be.



We live in a world where you rarely get something for nothing. People only sacrifice for personal gain. In Endgame we see Iron Man making the ultimate sacrifice in the end, giving his life to save the world.

In real life, Jesus made the same sacrifice for us and has asked us to be living sacrificesfor Him. (Romans 12:1 – Jesus desires us to live lives full of sacrifice to honour and glorify Him. Sometimes this might mean giving up a dream job, moving away from home or becoming friends with someone who is hard to be friends with.

How will you sacrifice in a way that worships and honours Jesus?