The narration of Jesus’ agonizing journey towards crucifixion has it’s own lessons for the modern church. This good Friday lets analyze these in detail and see what we can learn so that we can take another step in our Christian walk with Jesus.
Text: Matthew 27:32-54
Click here to read the rest of, Good Friday sermon: Watching Jesus die – Part 1
In part 1 of this sermon we covered verses 1-23 of Matthew’s narrative on Jesus’ crucifixion. Lets pick up from where we left.
1. The benefits of Christianity – Dividing Jesus’ clothes, (Matthew 27:35b)
A. The custom of the soldiers
I. The Romans always crucified convicted criminals naked. The clothes of the victim customarily became the perquisite of the executioners.
II. They gambled for the seamless robe.
Click here to read the rest of, Good Friday sermon: Watching Jesus die – Part 2
We have come to final part of the series of “Watching Jesus die”. Today we are paying our attention to verses 45-54. Lets allow the Holy Spirit to speak to our hearts.
1. The darkness – God’s judgment, (Matthew 27:45-46)
A. Jesus forsaken by the heavenly Father
I. A heaven sent darkness that lasted for 3 hours. A sign of divine judgment.
II. There were three days of darkness in Egypt before the Passover (Exodus 20:21-23)
III. Jesus: silent for these three hours while He became the sin offering for the world (John 1:29) and was forsaken by the father.
Click here to read the rest of, Good Friday sermon: Watching Jesus die – Part 3 (Final)