Summary: 2 of 2. As Jesus hung on the cross, He voiced concerns of great significance. At the juncture of life & death, our greatest concerns are prioritized. What are significant concerns for Jesus? 6 Significant Concerns of Jesus from the Cross.
CONCERNS From The CROSS-II
Mat. 27:33-54; Mk. 15:21-39; Lk. 23:33-49; Jn. 19:17-30
MATTERS of GREATEST SIGNIFICANCE
Significant Concerns of Jesus
As Jesus hung on the cross, He voiced particularly important concerns.
At the juncture of life & death, matters of greatest significance become our greatest concern.
At the juncture of life & death, matters of greatest significance are prioritized.
What matters are of greatest significance as evidenced from the Cross?
What are significant concerns of Jesus?
6 matters are of greatest significance as evidenced from the Cross.
6 Significant Concerns of Jesus.
3 Significant Concerns of Jesus are...
1. One’s FORGIVENESS(Lk. 23:34)
2. One’s DESTINY/FUTURE(Lk. 23:43)
3. One’s CARE(Jn. 19:26-27)
4— A Significant Concern of Jesus is...
One’s SEPARATION(Mat. 27:46; Mk. 15:34)
Explanation:(Mat. 27:46; Mk. 15:34)Separation
Mat. 27:45—“Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
“Eli, Eli”—Hebrew—“My God, My God.”
Mk. 15:33-34—“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?”
“Eloi, Eloi”—Aramaic—“My God, My God.”
Jesus quotes from & calls us to examine Psalm 22:1 & possibly Psalm 22:1-31. A call from David for deliverance from his enemies, yet it is also a Messianic prophecy emitted roughly 1000yrs.(~1010-970 BC) before Messiah’s arrival.
Every good Jew knows that Elijah must come before Messiah.
Mal. 4:5-6—“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great & dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come & strike the earth with a curse.””
Jesus’ cry could very easily be misunderstood as a cry to Elijah.
Mat. 27:47-49—Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, “This Man is calling for Elijah!” Immediately one of them ran & took a sponge, filled it with sour wine & put it on a reed, & offered it to Him to drink. The rest said, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.”
Mk. 15:35-36— Some of those who stood by, when they heard that, said, “Look, He is calling for Elijah!” Then someone ran & filled a sponge full of sour wine, put it on a reed, & offered it to Him to drink, saying, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down.”
Unfortunately many did & do not recognize John the Baptist as Elijah.
Mat. 11:11-15—““Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, & the violent take it by force. “For all the prophets & the law prophesied until John. “And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come. “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”