The reality that Jesus is alive both demands and empowers us to live our lives with hope and faith in Jesus. (1 Peter 1:3)
The resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of the Christians existence. It tells us that:
The Gospel is True
We Have a living Hope
Risk is Right
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On Good Friday three things were nailed to the cross (John 19:16-30; Colossians 2:13-14)
They crucified him. . . . This man was handed over to you by Gods set purpose and foreknowledge; and you with the help of wicked men put him to death by nailing him to the cross. (John 19:18; Acts 2:23)
THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF PILATE
Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. (John 19:19)
THE RECORD OF DEBT
He forgave us all our sins having cancelled the written code (ESV record of debt) with its regulations that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away nailing it to the cross. (Colossians 2:13-14)
There is a common theme running through the insults that were hurled at the Lord while h hung upon the cross. In this sermon you will become part of the crowd as I defend my Lord and turn the scoffing insults back around on you. You scoffers paid the Lord a far greater tribute than you could have ever realised.
Matthew 27:35-50; John 12:24
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The different participants in the story of Jesus on a donkey show how people experience and worship Jesus. We are challenged to focus on the One riding the donkey even when He is riding to His death on the cross. True worship is to continue to focus on Jesus despite our disappointments and challenges.
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Jesus was insulted at his trial; he was mocked as he was whipped; he was spat upon as he began to walk towards crucifixion. Since His crucifixion he has continued to be ridiculed and reviled by many. In this message however we are going to focus on the hours of agony that came to our Lord while He was actually hanging and bleeding upon the cross. We are not going to look at the physical pain of the cross. We will unpack the barbed insults that were hurled at him by various groups of people. We will look at the way these insults were hurled and heaped upon Him. We will look at the body language of wagging heads and snorting nostrils. We will then look at something more scandalous than all the insults put together. Then we will peer beneath His bleeding flesh to feel His pulse. We will listen for His heartbeat through some of the prophetic Psalms. As we do this Jesus is going to whisper a question that He would like you to answer.
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