AfterThoughts

October 11, 2020  

Sermon Title: Jesus: The Crucified Lord

Scripture: Mark 15:16–39

This week, Pastor David shared the importance of the cross and Jesus’ crucifixion. 

  • The Mockery Of The Cross – verses 16–32 
  • The Message Of The Cross – verses 33–39  

Going Deeper:              

1. We rarely recognize the value of the cross of Jesus. In what ways have you found this to be true in the time in which we live?

2. Pastor David shared that Jesus, even after he had been mocked, beaten, spit on, and tortured, refused to take the primitive narcotic offered to deaden his senses. What stands out the most to you about this scene(s)? Explain. 

3. The crucifixion process was intended to humiliate the criminal and entertain the spectators. Humanity’s worst was taken out on God’s Son. How does that mirror the nature of sin that lives inside all of us?

4. What is your response to Christ taking your place on the cross? If you have never accepted His gift, what is stopping you from doing it today? 

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Additional Discovery:

Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well. ~ Romans 16:13

I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting. ~ Isaiah 50:6

“Bearing shame and scoffing rude, In my place condemned He stood; Sealed my pardon with His blood. Hallelujah! What a Savior!” ~ Philip Bliss

Psalm 22

For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21

That God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting their sins against them. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:19

 

Christ you experienced all anguish that we might be receive all joy,

cast off that we might be brought in,

trodden down as an enemy that we might be welcomed as friends,

surrendered to hell’s worst that we might attain heaven’s best,

stripped that we might be clothed,

wounded that we might be healed,

athirst that we might drink,

tormented that we might be comforted,

made a shame that we might inherit glory,

entered darkness that we might have eternal light.

Wept that all tears might be wiped from our eyes,

Groaned that we might have endless song,

endured all pain that we might have unfading health,

bore a thorny crown that we might have a glory-diadem,

experienced reproach that we might receive welcome,

closed his eyes in death that we might gaze on unclouded brightness,

expired that we might forever live.

 ~ The Valley Of Vision, pp. 76–77

Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. ~ Jude 24–25

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