“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)

22/03/2015 – Morning Service: A cry of dereliction

Bible Readings:

Psalm 22:1-22, Mark 15:21-41

Sermon Outline:

Mark 15:33–34 (NKJV)

33 Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

I  What did our Lord suffer on the cross?

II  Why did Jesus suffer like that on the cross?

  1. The anomaly of the cross.
  2. the logic of the cross.
    • A penal substitution.
    • The enormous load of human guilt.
    • Was n my Saviour laid.

III  Its relevance to us, the cross and me

  1. The consistent justice of God.
  2. The enormity of human sinfulness.
  3. the extravagance of the love of God.

Isaiah 53:10 (NKJV)

10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.

John 10:17 (NKJV)

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

The logic of the cross

Mark 10:45 (NKJV)

45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

John 10:11 (NKJV)

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV)

24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree,

1 John 4:8-10 (NKJV)

8 … God is love …10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Galatians 3:13 (NKJV)

13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),