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!”
Mat. 17:10-13—“And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” Jesus answered & said to them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first & will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already, & they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.” Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.”
Lk. 1:16-17—““And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. He will also go before Him in the spirit & power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ & the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.””
Jesus’ trust of His Heavenly Father was so intense that He sensed the abandonment as He was being judged for the sin of mankind. He experienced a separation which He had never known/experienced before or after. A personal darkness from being alone & condemned.
Rom. 8:2-3—“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,”