Our sermon on Sunday looked at the arrest and trial of Jesus. The focus was on Jesus’ statement after Peter cut off Malchus’s ear, telling him to put away his sword because, “Shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me,” reference to the cup of divine wrath deserved by us but taken by Christ in His death on the cross. This is a difficult subject, but one that is so important for our understanding of God, ourselves, and the grace given through Christ.
R. C. Sproul wrote a wrote a wonderful children’s called The Prince’s Poison Cup, an allegory that explains why Christ died for us. If you have children, take some time to show them this video and talk about the story. This is the story as read by the author. Or buy the book and read it to your kids.