On The Way To The Execution

This spoken word poem unpacks the sad humour and irony in Jesus’ execution.

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A funny thing happened on the way to the execution

In this poem, Glen Scrivener unpacks the sad humour and irony in Jesus' execution:

  • The Judge is put in the dock 
  • The King is convicted of treason
  • The Truth is held in contempt of court
  • God is declared a heretic

How amazing that despite this, God doesn't respond with a thunderbolt, but with arms unfurled in forgiveness!

Possible Discussion Questions

  • What do you find funny or strange about Jesus' execution?
  • How does it make you feel, that despite how he was treated Jesus was offering forgiveness at the cross rather than retaliating?



Produced by Speak Life

Speak Life prayerfully preach the gospel, train Christians in evangelism and resource the church for its mission to the world. Speak Life produce video resources, and a regular podcast that help Christians to engage on key topics.

Written and performed by Glen Scrivener
Videographer Alan Witchalls

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