“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

10/04/2020 – Good Friday Service: A life laid down

Bible Reading:

John 19

Sermon Outline:

John 10:17–18 (NKJV)

17“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.

18No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

I  The face of Jesus’ laying down His life

John 1:29 (NKJV)

29The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Appointed Time

John 12:23 (NKJV)

23But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.

Zechariah 9:9 (NKJV)

9“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.

Cleansing the Temple

Matt. 21:12–13; Mark 11:15–16; Luke 19:45–46

Sour Wine on The Cross

Psalm 69:21 (NKJV)

21They also gave me gall for my food, And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Matt. 27:48; Luke 23:36; John 19:29; [Mark 15:23]

End of the Six Hour

Matthew 27:46 (NKJV)

46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

Luke 23:46 (NKJV)

46And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ ” Having said this, He breathed His last.

1 John 3:16 (NKJV)

16By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

II  The significance of Jesus’ laying down His life

“The Covenant of Redemption” –  This is also called “the counsel of peace,” a covenant between the Father, representing the Trinity, and the Son as the representative of the elect.

Hebrews 9:11 (NKJV)

11But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.

Hebrews 9:14 (NKJV)

14how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)

2looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.