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Watching Jesus Die

TEXT:† Matt. 27:27-61

INTRODUCTION:

A.† A SCENE TOO HORRIBLE TO BELIEVE Ö MANY DONíT.

B. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE IN IT?† HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU?

C.† OUR FAITH SHOULD DEFINE WHAT WE DO, WHAT WE OUGHT TO DO.

D.† Matt. 27:36.† THERE WERE THOSE WHO WITNESSED HIS DEATH.

††††††††† HOW DID WHAT THEY SAW AFFECT THEM?† SOME MOCKED.

E.† Matt. 27:54.† BUT THE DISCIPLES AT FIRST DID NOT BELIEVE HE WAS RAISED.

F.† EARLY PREACHING FOCUSED ON HIS DEATH (Acts. 2:22-24;† 4:10;† 10:38-43).

G† WHAT DIFFERENCE DID SEEING MAKE?† WHAT DIFFERENCE HEARING?

I.††††† IT HELPS US TO UNDERSTAND LOVE (1 John 4:7-10;† 3:16).

A.† PAUL UNDERSTOOD LOVE THRU THE SACRIFICE OF JESUS (2 Cor. 5:14-15).

B.† HE ALSO UNDERSTOOD ITS OBLIGATIONS (vs. 15;† Rom. 1:14-15).

C.† AND HE LEARNED TO LOVE (1 John 3:16-18;† Phil. 1:1-5).

††††††††† 1.† Not just affection Ė DEEDS!

††††††††† 2.† Some otherís welfare is as important as your own.

II.†††† THE MEANING OF OBEDIENCE.

A.† OBEDIENCE BELITTLED BY DENOMINATIONS AND INFIDELS.

B.† JESUS LIFE EXEMPLIFIED SUBMISSION (John 4:34;† 12:27:† Matt. 26:39).

C.† SEE WHERE IT LED HIM (Phil. 2:5-8)† ULTIMATELY (9-11).

D.† KEY THOUGHT (Phil. 2:5;† 1 Pet. 2:23;† 4:19)

E.† OUR SALVATION (Heb. 5:7-9;† Matt. 7:21).

III.††† THE AWFULNESS OF SIN.

A.† OUR TEXT TELLS OF THE SUFFERING OF JESUS.

B.† IT WAS FOR OUR SINS (1 Cor. 15:3;† Gal. 1:4;† 1 Pet. 2:24).

††††††††† 1.† If sin is nothing, then why such a price?

††††††††† 2.† If sin is nothing, then grace is nothing?

C.† FOR THE CHRISTIAN WHO BACKSLIDES (Heb. 6:4-6;† 2 Pet. 2:20-22).

D.† SORROW FOR SIN (Jas. 4:8-9;† 2 Cor. 7:10).

E.† REPENTANCE (Rom. 6:1-3).

IV.†† INSTITUTIONS OF THE NEW COVENANT IN A NEW LIGHT.

A.† THE CHURCH (Matt. 16:18;† Acts 20:28).

B.† BAPTISM (Rom. 6:3-4).† We die with him, in a figure (vs. 7).

C.† THE LORDíS SUPPER (1 Cor. 11:23-28).

CONCLUSION:

A.† ALL WE DO AS CHRISTIANS MEANS MORE WHEN WE CONNECT IT WITH HIS

††††††††† SUFFERING AND DEATH.

B.† WHAT DOES HIS DEATH MEAN TO YOU?