Ugliness Into Beauty #1: Solidarity with the Crucified

I’ve decided to keep my podcast going over Lent (learn how to subscribe here). This is the first sermon “Solidarity with the Crucified” in my series “Ugliness into Beauty.” Sermon texts include Luke 9:22-27, 1 Corinthians 1:27-29, Luke 13:11-20. My sermon has three points: 1) Jesus was killed because he showed solidarity to outcasts, 2) Jesus’ death on the cross is itself solidarity with those who have been crucified throughout history, 3) Jesus invites us to share in his solidarity by taking up our crosses to join the company of the crucified.