Evangelicals, rightly called “people of the cross,” look to Jesus’s death and resurrection as the central points of his earthly mission. However, many Christians have questions about these pivotal events and what followed—Why did Jesus rise from the dead? Why did he ascend into heaven? What is he doing now?
In Man of Sorrows, King of Glory, Jonty Rhodes uses the traditional roles of Jesus as prophet, priest, and king (often referred to as his “threefold office”) and his humiliation at the cross and exaltation at the resurrection (often referred to as his “two states”) to address these questions. As believers explore Jesus’s life, death, resurrection, and ascension, they will develop a deeper appreciation for God’s plan to reclaim sinners.