GOOD FRIDAY

29 Outlines

Outlines include those events which took place between Palm Sunday and Good Friday

 

THE ESSENCE OF THE CROSS – The Seven Last Words

 

ISAIAH 53

THE STORY OF THE CROSS – GOOD FRIDAY

 

I want us to go back to the Old Testament and reflect on the prophecy of Isaiah 53, which tells the story of Jesus' atonement for our sins long before it happened. We will consider the Story of the Cross.

 

THE SIMPLICITY OF THE CROSS - Vs. 2

 

Vss. 1-2 - A tender plant is a shoot. Just a little wee thing.

               Jesus came simply. He was God, but was born to the

               home of a humble carpenter through the Virgin

               Mary. 

He was of the Kingly line of David, but did not have the benefits of living in a King's house.

 

He was as a root coming out of a dry ground.

Think of Israel at that the time.  The once proud nation was now a desert politically and spiritually.

 

Israel this time was under Roman domination.  Israel really did not control its own affairs. Rome ruled, and what Rome said was the law that superseded all other laws.  Their political system was a desert.

Israel at this time was also a desert spiritually. They worshipped in the temple, but many were entwined in a liberalism that didn't believe in the resurrection or in a conservatism that led to legalism.

 

Not only did the Israel have God's law, but it added many man-made writings that interpreted the law.  They took their man-made ideas and in many ways placed them on equal footing with God's Word.

 

It says here that Jesus had no form nor comeliness. That doesn't mean Jesus was ugly.  Although as the perfect man, I believe Jesus was good looking, but I don't feel that he looked much different than any other Jewish man.  Contrary to some of the classic art works, Jesus did not walk around with a glow or halo on His head.  He simply looked the part of a humble servant.

 

There is another way that Jesus had no form nor comeliness.

It goes along with the last phrase in Vs. 2 - and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

 

When he was on the cross, suffering for our sins, there was no beauty to be found in what people could see. Isaiah 52:14

The birth and life of Jesus were in many ways simple.

His appearance on the cross was also simple.

 

THE SHAME OF THE CROSS - Vs. 3

Why did Jesus go to the cross?

Yes, to die for our sins.

But Jesus was nailed to a cross, because He was despised by the very people he came to save, especially their leadership.

 

Going along with Jesus being despised, He was also rejected. John 1:11

 

We are told here that Jesus was a man of sorrows and aquatinted with grief.   Jesus took upon his shoulders the sins of the world. In order to die for sin he had to bear the sin.

 

…and we hid as it were, our faces from him.

The very people he came to save hid their faces from Jesus.

That's a shame! And yet today, people who Jesus came to save our still turning their backs on Him by failing to believe in him as their Savior.

 

It says, he was despised and we esteemed him not. Luke 23:35-37, Luke 23:39

 

THE SACRIFICE OF THE CROSS - Vss. 4-6

 

Vs. 4 - The Jews thought of Jesus as being judged by God, that is, stricken and smitten by God.

 

But that is not what was truly happening.

What was really happening was that Jesus was bearing on the cross the griefs and sorrows caused by our sin. The words griefs and sorrows mean pain and sickness.  He was taking the pain and sickness of our sins upon His own shoulders. 2 Corinthians 5:21

 

Vs. 5 - Jesus was wounded and bruised for our transgressions and iniquities.

 

Jesus was chastised so we could have peace with God.

Somebody had to appease God for our sins.

This is what Jesus did. Romans 5:9, 5:1

 

Vs. 6 - Like sheep every one of us have gone astray. Romans 3:23

 

Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

Everyone one of us has done our own sinful thing and gone our own sinful way.

 

In love God laid our sins on to His Son. It is with His stripes, His beatings, His wounds that we are healed.   

 

THE SILENCE OF THE CROSS - Vss. 7-9

 

I see two kinds of silence here.

·        Silence of Words - Vs. 7

 

When Jesus was asked concerning his identity, He answered.

When Jesus was falsely accused, mocked, and beaten, he remained silent.

He took it quietly.

It is often hard for us to take abuse quietly.

Jesus took the most abuse of all, and took it quietly.

 

·        Silence of Death - Vss. 8-9

 

Jesus was cut off from the land of the living. His voice was now silent.

God allowed Jesus to be buried in a rich man's tomb.

He had earned it.

 

THE SATISFACTION OF THE CROSS - Vss. 10-12

 

There is not just sorrow in Isaiah 53.

Isaiah 53 ends on a high note.

For all the grief found in Isaiah 53, there is much satisfaction.

I see satisfaction here in three ways:

·        Satisfaction of Resurrection - Vs. 10

 

God was certainly satisfied with the work of Jesus on the cross.

Notice, that because God was satisfied, "he shall prolong his days."

Jesus' Days were prolonged by His resurrection from the dead. Revelation 1:18

 

Also notice it says that Jesus shall see his seed.

That would be his descendents.

Jesus had no physical descendents.

But Jesus has plenty of descendents.

Every person who places their faith and trust in Christ is a descendant of Jesus who has the same hope of eternal life. John 14:1-3, 19

 

And the neat thing is that there is still room for more descendents. Revelation 22:17 says, And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

 

Notice also in verse 10 that the pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand.   

I am sure that there are many ways to interpret this phrase, but I want to suggest one specific idea.

 

Where is Jesus right now?

He's in Heaven sitting at the right hand of God.

He is prospering at the right hand of God. Romans 8:34, Psalm 110:1  

 

·        Satisfaction of Justification - Vs. 11

 

Vs. 11 - May I remind you again of Romans 5:1- Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

 

Because of what Jesus did on the cross, whoever has placed their faith in Christ has eternal life.  

Jesus has justified millions of people, including most, if not all in this room.

 

Jesus has every reason to be satisfied with the wonderful redemption He has wrought for so many.

 

·        Satisfaction of Glory - Vs. 12, Philippians 2:9-11

 

Jesus has a portion with the great.

He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

 

Isaiah 53

BENEATH THE CROSS OF JESUS

(A Complete Message)

 

V     Due to the movie, The Passion of the Christ, there has been much talk about the sufferings of Christ.

V     What has impressed you most about the sufferings of our Lord?

V     Imagine yourself in the crowd below the cross. What do you see?

 

Probably the best known prophetic picture of the sufferings of Christ is found in Isaiah 53.  Tonight we venture “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” to see some very sobering and yet beautiful truths about the sufferings of our Lord.

 

CHRIST, THE SERVANT – Vss. 1-2

V     This chapter is a continuation of Isaiah 52:13-15. God calls Christ “His servant”.

V     What is the job of a servant?  In what ways did Christ prove himself to be a servant?

V     What does Philippians 2:6-8 tells us about Jesus as a servant?

 

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: [7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

V     What is a tender plant?  How did Jesus show Himself to be that?

V     How was Jesus a root out of a dry ground?

V     What does verse 2 tell us about the humanity of Jesus?

 

CHRIST, THE SORROWFUL – Vs. 3

V     What made Jesus a man of sorrows?

V     In what ways was Jesus despised and rejected of men?

V     How did Jesus become acquainted with grief?

V     How did Jesus’ enemies hide from Him?

V     How did Jesus’ disciples hide from Him?

 

CHRIST, THE SUBSTITUTE – Vss. 4-6

V     According to verse 4, how were Jesus’ enemies confused?

V     Was Jesus smitten of God?

V     According to verse 5, why did Jesus suffer?

V     How does His “substitutionary atonement” bring us peace?

V     Are all our physical sicknesses healed at the cross?

V     What does verse 6 tell us about the nature of sin?

V     What does verse 6 tells us about the work of Christ?

 

CHRIST, THE SUFFERER – Vss. 7-9

V     How did Christ go about suffering according to verse 7?

V     Why was Christ’s suffering so amazing?

V     In what situations might we be called upon to suffer in the same way?

V     What impresses you about verse 8?

V     In what ways was verse 9 fulfilled?

 

CHRIST, THE SATISFIED – Vss. 10-12

V     Why was God satisfied with His righteous servant according verse 11?

V     Why was God “pleased” to pour out His wrath on the Lord Jesus? According to verse 10.

V     According to verses 10-12, what results of the death of Christ will

 

 

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Matthew 26-27

THE GREATEST CRIME IN HISTORY

 

THERE WAS INTRIGUE – 26:3-5, 14-16, 47-50

The Jewish leadership wanted Jesus disposed of.  Judas, one of Jesus’ closest associates, betrayed Him.

 

THERE WAS INJUSTICE – 26:59-66

This was a farce of a trial.

 

THERE WAS INDIGNITY (or INHUMANITY) – 26:65-67, 27:26-34

 

THERE WERE INSULTS – 26:38-46

The greatest insult of all was the needed separation between God the Father and God the Son as Jesus bore the price of the world’s sin. Vs.46

 

THERE WAS INTERVENTION – Vs. 51

The veil of the temple was rent in two, showing that the way was now open to the “holy of holies” through the death of Christ for our sins. He intervened for us! Isaiah 55:5-6

 

 

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Matthew 27:1-10

JUDAS

 

CONDEMNATION TO DIE - Vss. 1-2

Jesus was condemned by the Jews and taken to Pontius Pilate. Under Roman rule they could not put Jesus to death.  He was taken to Pilate so Pilate could finish Jesus' condemnation. 

 

CONVICTION OF JUDAS - Vs. 3

This was not Biblical conviction unto true repentance. It was the sorrow of the world, not Godly sorrow (2 Corinthians 7:10).

 

CONFRONTATION WITH THE PRIESTS - Vss. 3-4

They gave him no comfort.

 

CONCLUSION OF JUDAS' LIFE - Vs. 5

 

COMPLETION OF PROPHECY - Vss. 6-10

Zechariah 11:12-13

 

 

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Matthew 27:1-26  

GOOD FRIDAY CHARACTERS

 

JESUS - COMMITTED - Vss. 1-3

The Jewish leaders committed him to Pilate, hoping that he would condemn Him.

 

JUDAS - CONVICTED - Vss. 4-5

 

PRIESTS - CALLOUSED - Vs. 4, 6-10

 

PILATE - CONFRONTED - Vss. 11-14

He had to make a decision about Jesus.  Would he condemn Him to death or release Him?

 

THE CROWD CORRUPTED - Vss. 15-23

The priests swayed the crowd against Jesus.

 

JESUS - CONDEMNED - Vss. 24-26

 

 

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Matthew 27

IGNORED VOICES

(A possible evangelistic message)

 

Introduction – Vs. 24 – Although Pontius Pilate washed his hands of the murder of Jesus, he still gave his permission.  He did this because he ignored “voices” that were speaking to him.

 

THE VOICE OF REASON – Pilate knew within himself that Jesus was innocent. Vss. 18, 23

THE VOICE OF REAFFIRMATION – Pilate’s wife reaffirmed what Pilate knew. Vs. 19

THE VOICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – Vss. 11-14, John 18:33-38, John 19:10-12

 

THE VOICE OF REASON says we are sinners in need of a Savior.

THE VOICES OF REAFFIRMATION are those who have heard the Gospel, have believed it, and are now sharing it.

THE VOICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS is the Lord Jesus calling us to faith in Him. Matthew 11:28-30

 

DON’T IGNORE THE VOICES! John 3:36

 

 

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Matthew 27:11-26

JUSTICE?

 

Down through the years there have been many travesties of justice.  Many innocent people have made to pay for crimes that hadn't committed due to a faulty justice system.

In the case of our Lord Jesus, justice was certainly not carried out.  However Jesus took this travesty of justice and turned into victory over sin on the cross. See Isaiah 53:3-6.

 

THE STATEMENT OF IDENTITY - Vs. 11

Jesus was simply asked if he was the King of the Jews. He told the truth, stating that He was. This was certainly not a crime worthy of death.

 

THE SILENCE OF JESUS - Vss. 12-14

Jesus quietly took the accusations of His enemies. Isaiah 53:7

 

THE SELECTION OF BARABBAS - Vss. 15-21

Pilate tried to get Jesus released. The high priests politicked to get Barabbas released. They won.

 

THE SENTENCING BY PILATE - Vss. 22-26

Pilate washed his hands of the proceedings, but still sentenced Jesus to die.

 

 

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Matthew 27:11-28

PILATE ON TRIAL

 

We generally think of Jesus appearing before Pontius Pilate as Jesus being

on trial.

 

In reality, it was Pilate who was on trial. What would he do to a man who he

knew to be innocent?

 

AFFIRMATION OF CHRIST'S IDENTITY Vs. 11

 

Jesus was asked if He was the king of the Jews. He answered in the

affirmative.

 

ACCUSATION BY CHRIST'S ENEMIES Vss. 12-14

 

ATTEMPT AT CHRIST'S RELEASE Vss. 15-23

 

Pilate sought a political solution that would allow him to "save face."

 

AGREEMENT TO CHRIST'S DEATH Vss. 24-28

 

Washing his hands concerning the matter did not make Pilate innocent.

 

He still consented to a death that he could have, humanly speaking,

prevented.

 

 

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Matthew 27:34-51

PARTED!

 

In this passage there are 3 things which are "parted", torn, or separated.

 

THE PARTED GARMENTS - Vss. 34-35 - THE SHAME OF THE CROSS

 

It was terrible that they publicly humiliated Jesus with the lowest possible

form of execution, crucifixion. But to add insult the soldiers parted his

garments, or divided them among themselves.

 

THE PARTED FELLOWSHIP - Vss. 45-49 - THE SORROW OF THE CROSS

 

This was the only time Jesus was "forsaken" by God the Father.

 

The punishment for our sins, He had to bear on His own.

 

THE PARTED VEIL - Vss. 50-51 - THE SUCCESS OF THE CROSS

 

The "Holy of Holies" was surrounded by a thick veil. Inside represented the

place where God dwelled. The veil separated between God and man, and only

the high priest entered. That entrance was only once a year. When the veil

was torn it was torn from top to bottom. God tore the veil! Christ's death

symbolized open access to the presence of God for all that come through His

Son.

 

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Mark 14

FORSAKEN

 

During a great trial, there is probably nothing sadder than being forsaken, or left alone by friends and loved ones.  Jesus was forsaken by his closest friends as He began to face the cross.

 

JESUS FORSAKEN EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY - Vss. 33-42 - Instead of watching in prayer with Jesus, Peter, James, and John fell asleep.

 

JESUS FORSAKEN PHYSICALLY - Vss. 43-50 - The disciples all forsook Him and fled.

 

JESUS FORSAKEN VERBALLY - Vss. 66-72 - Peter denied his Lord three times.

 

Do we, as Christians, ever forsake Jesus emotionally, spiritually, physically, or verbally?

 

 

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Mark 14:12-31

THE LAST SUPPER

 

PREPARATION FOR THE LAST SUPPER - Vss. 12-16

PRONOUNCEMENT OF BETRAYAL - Vss. 17-21

PARTICIPATION IN A MEMORIAL - Vss. 22-26

PROCLAMATION OF WARNING - Vss. 27-31

 

 

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Mark 14:32-50

IN THE GARDEN (Gethsemane)

 

GREAT TRIAL - Vss. 32-40

Jesus agonized over His persecution and death, even asking God if He could be excused. However, his prayer was always in submission to God.

 

GREAT TRIUMPH - Vss. 41-42

Jesus was totally yielded to God's Plan

 

GREAT TREACHERY - Vss. 43-46

 

GREAT TRAVESTY - Vss. 47-49

 

GREAT TRAGEDY - Vs. 50

 

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Mark 14:34-36

THE BEAUTY OF GETHSEMANE

 

A SORROWFUL SAVIOR – Vs. 34

A SEEKING SAVIOR – Vs. 35

A SUBMISSIVE SAVIOR – Vs. 36

 

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MARK 15:1-15

PILATE'S PREDICAMENT

 

PILATE'S SURPRISE - Vss. 1-5

PILATE'S SUGGESTION - Vss. 6-13

PILATE'S SURRENDER - Vss. 14-15

 

 

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Mark 15:1-38

FOR ME!

 

In Galatians 2:20 Paul states that Jesus loved him and gave Himself for him.  Jesus loved and gave Himself for us as well. Mark shows us what terrible trouble Jesus faced for me!

 

ACCUSATION - Vss. 1-3 - He was falsely accused before Pilate by the chief priests, who should have received Him as their Messiah.

 

REJECTION - Vss. 6-14 - His own people rejected Him in favor of a convicted criminal, Barabbas.

 

HUMILIATION - Vss. 15-28

1. From the soldiers - Vss. 15-23

2. On the cross - Vss. 24-33

 

SEPARATION - Vss. 34-36 - Because He was bearing the sin of the world, even God the Father separated Himself from His Son during this time.

 

VINDICATION - Vss. 37-38 - When the veil was torn in two it indicated that God had accepted the sacrifice of Jesus for sin.  The way was open to the "holy of holies" through Christ.

 

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Mark 15:1-38

THE FINAL HOURS

 

Mark tells us of the last hours of Jesus by telling us about:

 

PILATE'S RELUCTANT CONSENT - Vss. 1-15

 

Pilate gave in to the demands of the Jewish leaders.

 

He tired to find a way to not crucify Jesus, but in the end yielded to their

demands.

 

THE SOLDIERS' REPULSIVE CONDUCT - Vss. 16-28

 

They mocked and beat Him. Vss. 15-18

 

They crucified Him. Vss.19-28

 

THE PEOPLE'S REBELLIOUS CHALLENGE - Vss. 29-32

 

Those who didn't believe on Him challenged Him to come off the cross.

 

Staying on the cross secured forgiveness for all that trust Him as Savior.

 

THE SAVIOR'S RIGHTEOUS CONQUEST - Vss. 33-38

 

Our Lord died for our sins and secured forgiveness.

 

The torn veil showed that God had accepted Jesus' sacrifice, and that there

was now, through Jesus, access into the Father's presence.

 

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Luke 22:1-23

THE UPPER ROOM

 

PERVERSITY OF JUDAS - Vss. 1-6

PREPARATION FOR THE PASSOVER - Vss. 7-14

PRESENTATION OF THE LORD'S TABLE - Vss. 15-20

PRONOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE TRAITOR - Vss. 21-23

 

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Luke 22:1-23

A THURSDAY TO REMEMBER

 

THE PLOT - Vss. 1-7

Judas conspired to betray the Lord Jesus.

 

THE PREPARATIONS - Vss. 8-13

Preparations were made for the final Passover before Jesus was crucified.

 

THE PASSOVER - Vss. 14-20

At this Passover the Lord's Supper is instituted.

 

THE PITY - Vss. 21-23

It's a pity that someone would betray Jesus.

It's a pity that all the disciples seemed to consider themselves capable of such a thing. Vs. 23

 

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Luke 22:1-22

THE NIGHT BEFORE

 

These things happened the night before Jesus died.

 

JUDAS BETRAYED JESUS – Vss. 1-5

 

PETER AND JOHN SERVED JESUS – Vss. 6-13

 

JESUS MEMORIALIZED JESUS – Vss. 14-20

 

JUDAS WAS CENSORED BY JESUS – Vss. 21-22

 

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Luke 23

INNOCENT!

 

2 Corinthians 5:21 - "For he hath made him  to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."

 

Luke 23 verifies the innocence of  the sinless Son of God.

 

HEROD FOUND HIM INNOCENT - Vss. 4, 15 - RELEASE PURSUED

THE THIEF FOUND HIM INNOCENT - Vss. 41-42 - REQUEST FOR HELP

THE CENTURION FOUND HIM INNOCENT - Vs. 47 - REMARK ON RIGHTEOUSNESS

GOD FOUND HIM INNOCENT - Vs. 45 - RENDING OF THE VEIL

 

 

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Luke 23 etc.

THANK GOD FOR CALVARY!

 

The Easter season is a time to be thankful for what Jesus did on the cross. Here are six things to be thankful for concerning Christ's work on Calvary:

 

1. JESUS CHRIST SUBMITTED TO GOD'S PLAN Luke 22:39-46

2. JESUS CHRIST STAYED ON THE CROSS Luke 23:35-38

    He was challenged to come off the cross if He was the Son of God.

    He didn't so that He might pay for our sins.

3. JESUS CHRIST SPOKE IN LOVE

    Concerning His persecutors. Luke 23:33-34

    To His mother John 19:25-27

    To The Thief On The Cross

    To The Father Luke 23:46

4. JESUS CHRIST WAS SEPARATED FROM THE FATHER  

   Matthew 27:45-46

5. JESUS CHRIST SATISFIED SIN'S DEBT John 19:28-30, 2

   Corinthians 5:21

6. JESUS CHRIST SAVES THOSE WHO BELIEVE Romans 5:1

 

 

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Luke 23:32-56

AT THE CROSS

 

THE SAVIOR'S FORGIVENESS - Vss. 34-38

 

THE SAVIOR'S FORECAST - Vss. 39-45

 

THE SAVIOR'S FINISH - Vss. 46-56

 

 

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Luke 23: 33-47

OBSERVATIONS AT CALVARY

 

THE LORD SAW THE IGNORANCE OF THE PEOPLE - Vss. 33-34

THE CROWD SAW THE INABILITY OF JESUS - Vss. 35-38

THE THIEF SAW THE IMPORTANCE OF JESUS - Vss. 39-44

THE SOLDIER SAW THE IDENTITY OF JESUS - Vs. 47

 

 

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WORDS FROM THE CROSS

Luke 23:33-49

 

The "Seven Last Words" from the cross are great words.

Consider a message on the 3 "words" found in Luke.

 

A WORD OF COMPASSION Vs. 34

   "Father, forgive them..."

 

A WORD OF COMFORT Vss. 39-43

   "Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise."

 

A WORD OF CONFIDENCE Vs. 46

   "...Father, into thy hands I commend my Spirit..."

 

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John 13:1-17

THE UPPER ROOM

 

THE CONFIDENCE OF JESUS - Vss. 1-3

 

THE CONDESCENSION OF JESUS - Vss. 4-5

 

THE CONVERSATION WITH PETER - Vss. 6-11

 

THE COMMAND TO FOLLOW - Vss. 12-17

 

 

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John 13:18-30 (1)

BETRAYED!

 

THE BETRAYER ANNOUNCED Vss. 18-21

THE BETRAYER IDENTIFIED Vss.22-26

THE BETRAYER DISPATCHED Vss. 27-30

 

 

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John 13:18-30

BETRAYED! (2)

 

We have all been hurt by our friends from time to time. I venture to say that most of those hurts were not given to us intentionally.  Being hurt by a friend is bad, but being betrayed by a friend is far worse.  When someone we have trusted, breaks that trust, turns on us and does us harm, we are betrayed.

 

Of course the greatest betrayal in all of history was Judas' betrayal of Jesus. 

 

THE TRAITOR DECLARED - Vss. 18-21

Jesus announces to all that one of the twelve would betray him (Vs. 18). He told them in advance, so they would believe in Him as the omniscient Son of God (Vs. 19)

Judas was allowed to be present with the twelve so that Scripture would be fulfilled (Vs. 18, Psalm 41:9)

 

THE TRAITOR DEFINED - Vss. 22-26 (Compare Matthew 26:20-25)

 

It is interesting that all the disciples thought themselves capable of betraying Jesus.

Perhaps, when Judas asked if he was the traitor, it was done in such low tones, nobody but he and Judas could hear.

 

Jesus took a choice morsel (sop) of food and offered it to Judas. This indicated that he was the traitor. Usually this act was used for giving honor to a guest.  Even as Jesus identified Judas, he was also reaching out to him in love.

 

THE TRAITOR DISMISSED - Vss. 27-30

 

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John 19:30

 

IT IS FINISHED!

 

There is always a sense of satisfaction when a job is done. When we can add

the word "finished" to a task at work, at home or church, it is a real

relief! I am glad to say that Dottie and I sent our children to Christian

Schools. But I am also glad to say that there was a day when I was finished

paying the bills. When our anything productive is completed, it is nice to

say "Finished!" When an unpleasant chapter in life is over, it is also good

when we can say, "Finished!"

 

"It is finished!" were words uttered by our Lord Jesus on the cross. His

task was completed.

 

He had done all that His Father had sent Him to do. There was nothing

overlooked. Every detail was attended to.

 

Of course, the words "It is finished" certainly refer to the atoning work of

Christ on the cross. Everything that needed to be done was done to secure

salvation. But the words "It is finished" can be placed over every part of

Jesus' life.

 

IT IS FINISHED MEANS:

 

1. EVERY APPOINTMENT KEPT

 

Before Christ ever set foot on this earth, I believe he had appointments

scheduled for Him. He was better than any doctor, any pastor, and any

salesman, at keeping every appointment. Here are some of the appointments

that he kept:

 

Bethlehem- Micah 5:2

Nicodemus - John 3

The Woman at the Well - John 4

The Rich Young Ruler Mark 10:17-22

Zachaeus - Luke 19:1-10

Jerusalem - Luke 19:28-40, Zechariah 9:9

Calvary - Isaiah 53

 

2. EVERY MIRACLE PERFORMED

 

The Water Was Turned Into Wine - John 2

Many Blind Men Saw. Examples - Luke 18:35-43, John 9

Five Thousand Were Fed - John 6

The Sea Was Calmed During the Storm. - Luke 8

Lazarus Was Raised From The Dead. - John 11

Jesus Was Transfigured. Matthew 17

 

3. EVERY LESSON TAUGHT

 

The Sermon on the Mount - Matthew 5-7

The "Bread of Life" - John 6

The "Light of the World" - John 9

The "Good Shepherd" - John 10

The Olivet Discourse - Matthew 24-25

The Upper Room Discourse - John 13-16

 

 

4. EVERY PROPHECY FULFILLED

 

Concerning His Birth - Micah 5:2, Isaiah 7&9:6

Concerning His Life - Isaiah 61:1-2a, Luke 4:16-21

Concerning His Death - Psalm 22: 1,14,18, Isaiah 53

 

5. EVERY SIN PAID FOR.

 

Not one sin was missed.

Not one offense overlooked.

Nothing was left out!

 

The work of Christ is complete. Romans 6:19, Hebrews 9:27-28, Hebrews 10:14

 

 

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Romans 5:6-11 – GOOD FRIDAY

CALVARY'S LOOK OF LOVE

 

It is at Calvary, perhaps more than anywhere else that we hear God saying, "I love you."

 

THE MEANING OF CALVARY Vs. 6-8

The righteous Son of God died for the ungodly (That's us folks.) See Isaiah 64:6 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.

 

THE MAGNITUDE OF CALVARY Vss. 9-10

God has justified us through the blood of His Son!

We have been reconciled to God.

 

THE MERCY OF CALVARY Vs. 11

We have joy because we have experienced God's mercy through the atonement.

 

 

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