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sermons tagged 'crucifixion'

The Cross

John 19:1-16
Nov 17th 2019

Why is the cross so central to our faith? Well, it all comes down to this ... How do we get reconciled to God? Many think it depends upon us. For example, we save ourselves through good works, prayers, giving, effort, and self-salvation projects. This is called...read >>

Cleansing Blood, Crucifixion, Mediator, Perfect High Priest, True King
Jesus Christ, Pontius Pilate, Salvation

Make It As Secure As You Can

Matthew 27.57-66
Aug 4th 2019

In God's divine wisdom, today we see how He sovereignly used the wicked purposes and plans of His enemies to make sure Jesus' body wasn't stolen from the grave. They did everything they could to secure Jesus' tomb, disabling any would-be excuses, arguments or other...read >>

burial, crucifixion, death, Good Friday, Jesus, Lamb of God, Sabbath, secure
Crucifixion, Matthew, Passion

Justice or Mercy? YES!

Matthew 27.45-56
Jul 28th 2019

God is just. He does things right.

Humanity is sinful. We do things wrong.

God shows mercy to a sinful humanity. So, how is that just? How is that right? How is His character of justice, righteousness and holiness upheld, despite giving life to sinners.

That's a...read >>

atonement, compassion, crucifixion, death, Eli, Elijah, Good Friday, hope, Jesus, justice, mercy, Passion, propitiation, sin
atonement, Matthew, Passion

Mocked & Crucified For Us

Matthew 27.27-44
Jul 21st 2019

"Good Friday". When you think about it, doesn't "good" seem like a really odd description for the day of our Savior's brutal, bloody crucifixion? What in the world could've possibly been 'good' about that? Well, I'm glad you asked!

Indeed it was a horrific day. The...read >>

atonement, beaten, crucifixion, death, grace, Lamb of God, mercy, sacrifice, scourged
crucifixion, Matthew, Passion

Applying Matthew 27.1-26

Matthew 27.1-26
Jul 7th 2019

"Down. Set. Hut!" That's the way the quarterback gets the play going: "Down. Set. Hut!" Not "Hut! Set. Down." Right? Doing it backwards just wouldn't work. None of the line would be in position to block, none of the backs in position to run, etc. etc. In other...read >>

application, Bible study, Christ, crucifixion, hermeneutics, Jews, Judas, Pilate, the Passion, trial
Bible study, Matthew, obedience

Seeking False Testimony

Matthew 26.57-68
Jun 9th 2019

In our last passage, Jesus was arrested in the garden. Today we find Him on trial before the Sanhedrin: 70 plus one Jewish governing authorities. They're seeking false testimony against Jesus among false witnesses against Him. But here's the thing: the only "false...read >>

Caiaphas, cross, crucifixion, desperation, false, guilty, high priest, Jewish leaders, lies, testimony, trial, witness
crucifixion, Matthew, Passion

Thinkest Thou That I Cannot?

Matthew 26.47-56
May 26th 2019

Have you ever felt like you needed to come to God's defense? Perhaps it was a conversation you overheard, someone questioning the validity of Scripture, a particular doctrine perhaps. Clearly there was a misunderstanding of sorts that you just felt compelled to...read >>

arrest, ear, garden, healing, Jesus, Passion, Peter, sword, trial
crucifixion, Matthew, Omnipotence

The Lord’s Passover

Matthew 26.14-25
May 5th 2019

What would you give for the price of a dead slave, gored through by an ox? According to Old Testament law: about 30 pieces of silver.... exactly how much it took for Judas to sell out Jesus.

How much would it take for you to deny the Lord & Savior? It's a painful...read >>

betrayal, crucifixion, disciples, Judas, Lord's Supper, silver
Judas, Matthew, sovereignty

The Passion Begins at Bethany

Matthew 26.1-13
Apr 28th 2019

The Lord Jesus has set His face like flint for Jerusalem. He's headed to the cross and He knows it. He's spent the last two chapters preparing His men for His departure, telling them of things yet to come: the destruction of the Temple, the trials and tribulations...read >>

adoration, anoint, humility, Jesus, Mary, ointment, perfume, poor, Simon, worship
crucifixion, Matthew, worship

The Father’s Plan In Full

Matthew 17.22-23
Apr 29th 2018

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cross, crucifixion, death, despair, disciples, faith, faithfulness, hope, Jesus, resurrection, sovereignty
hope, Matthew, redemption

From Son to Satan

Matthew 16.21-23
Mar 18th 2018

On the heels of Peter's great confession, comes evidence of great confusion still. He may have been persuaded of Jesus' identity as the Messiah, but he still had a long way to go in his understanding of God's plans to redeem the world from sin through the suffering...read >>

admonish, cross, crucifixion, faith, hope, instruction, Jesus, love, love, Peter, rebuke, Satan, teaching, transformation, truth
Jesus, Matthew, Peter

Power of Fear and the Denial of the King

John 19.12-16
Apr 29th 2012

Fear will drive Pilate to fold, the Jews to deny their God, and King Jesus to be crucified.read >>

Caesar, crucifixion, denial, denounce, High Priest, John 19.12-16, judgement, king, Pilate, sentence
John 19, the Gospel of John

Pilate, Your god Is Too Small

John 19.7-11
Apr 22nd 2012

No matter how big Pilate thinks his role, he cannot steal center stage from the sovereign Savior.read >>

crucifixion, hope, John 19.7-11, passion, Pilate, responsibility, silence, sovereignty, superstition
Gospel of John, John 19

Behold the Man

John 19.1-6
Apr 15th 2012

In an effort to just make all of this go away, the pondering Pilate flogs, mocks, robes, and presents the bruised Christ to His children who yet command His crucifixion.read >>

behold, crucifixion, Crucify, flog, Jesus, John19.1-6, Man, mockery, Pilate, scourge
Gospel of John, John 19

The Good Shepherd Prepares His Sheep

John 12.27-30
Mar 20th 2011

What a difference knowledge and understanding make. Without it, where would be in this battle against sin? With it, however, we know that Jesus has already won the war, though the faith-filled battle wages on.

Our Shepherd & Savior strengthens knees that are weak...read >>

cross, crucifixion, death, Father, glory, purpose, Son, trials, voice
Gospel of John, John 12