July 17, 2022 9am Service (Audio & Video)
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Delivered By
Pastor Lynn Spoon
Delivered On
July 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Central Passage
John 19
Subject
The Day in the Life of Jesus!
Description

“The man who saw it has given testimony and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth and he testifies so that you also may believe.” John 19:35

The Person writing is John.
The Purpose for which it was written.
John testified so that you may Believe.

“Then Pilate took Jesus and had Him flogged.” 19:1

Jesus endured both a flogging and the cross. Why? One word: Politics.

“The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and they put it on His head. They clothed Him in a purple robe and went up to Him again and again saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they struck Him in the face.” John 19:2-3

“Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.” When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.” The Jews insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.” When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer. “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.” From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jews kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.” John 19:4-12

“Here’s the man. What’s there to be afraid of in this man?”
Pilate pronounced Jesus Guiltless seven different times.

No one has power in this world except as it is Given to them by God.

There is never a situation where God is not in Control.

“When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). It was the day of Preparation of Passover Week, about the sixth hour. “Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews. But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!” “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered. Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus.” Vs. 13-16

If I make this very Personal, the closer I get to the cross, the more I see who I really am.

The more I see myself, I realize how Jesus Power can make a difference and needs to make a difference in my life.

“…There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed or hidden that will not be made known.” Matthew 10:26
“Carrying His own cross, He went out to the place of the skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.)” John 19:17
Verse 18 “Here they crucified Him and with Him two others, one on each side and Jesus in the middle.”

Jesus said: “Except I be lifted up I can’t draw all men to Myself.”

“…anyone who is hung on a tree is under God’s curse...” Deut. 21:23

As a Christian, when we think of the cross it’s the Glory of God.

“All of heaven was interested in the cross of Christ. All of hell was terribly afraid of it. While men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning.” (Oswald Chambers)

“Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: ‘Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.’”
Not Traitor or Treason. Not charged with Blasphemy.
“Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic and Latin and Greek. The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, ‘Do not write, “The King of the Jews” but that this man claimed to be the king of the Jews.” Pilate answered, ‘What I have written I have written.’ Verses 19-22

Three things we can learn from this sign.

A. There’s no circumstance that can diminish the power of who Jesus is.

B. God has, been writing the truth about who Jesus is into every language so that everyone will know who Jesus is.

C. people will try but will always fail to change the truth about who Jesus is.

“When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. “Let’s not tear it” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.” This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled which said, “They divided My garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.” So this is what the soldiers did.” Vs. 23-24

“Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, ‘Dear woman, here is your son.’ And to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.” Vs. 25-27,

Jesus Christ loves the world; He cares about individual’s needs. He cares for others

“… knowing that all was now completed, and so that the scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.” Vs. 28-29

“When He had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, He bowed His head and gave up His Spirit.” Vs. 30

“It is Finished” points not to the end of something but to:
the Completion of something.

The greatest need of mankind is met.
The death of Jesus on the cross defeated the enemies of evil, sin, and Satan.
They didn’t take Jesus Christ’s life from Him. He gave up His Spirit.

“Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.” Vs. 31-33

“Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe. These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,” and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.” Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jews. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.” Vs. 34-42

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1st Corinthians 1:18

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

“God forbid that I should boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The Living Bible says it this way “Because of that cross, my interest in the attractive things of this world was killed long ago and the world’s interest in me is long dead.” Galatians 6:14

“In this way God took away Satan’s power to accuse you of sin. And God openly displayed to the whole world Christ’s triumph at the cross where your sins were all taken away.” Colossians 2:14-15

 
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