Summary: 1 of 1. Luke wrote a true account of some events that surrounded Jesus’ crucifixion, & in so doing recorded some of the ironies present in Jesus’ death. *What are some of those ironies? Ironies surrounding Jesus’ crucifixion are hidden/revealed in...
IRONIES SURROUNDING JESUS’ CRUCIFIXION—Lk. 23:26-46
Irony—An “incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events & the normal or expected result.”—Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Luke wrote a true account of some events that surrounded Jesus’ crucifixion, & in so doing recorded some of the ironies present in Jesus’ death.
There are teachable moments of irony present in Jesus’ crucifixion.
*What are some of the ironies surrounding Jesus’ crucifixion?
1—Ironies surrounding Jesus’ crucifixion are hidden/revealed in...
JESUS’ PHYSICAL WEAKNESS(:26)
:26—“Now as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, & on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.”
The Son Of Almighty God was shrouded in physical weakness.
Jn. 14:3-11—“And if I go & prepare a place for you, I will come again & receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, & the way you know.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, & how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, & the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; & from now on you know Him & have seen Him.” Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, & it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, & yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, & the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father & the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.”
Jn. 12:44-46—Then Jesus cried out & said, “He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.”
1Sam. 16:6-7—“Now the LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, & go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.” And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” And the LORD said, “Take a heifer with you, & say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’ “Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, & I will show you what you shall do; you shall anoint for Me the one I name to you.” So Samuel did what the LORD said, & went to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, & said, “Do you come peaceably?” And he said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Sanctify yourselves, & come with me to the sacrifice.” Then he consecrated Jesse & his sons, & invited them to the sacrifice.....
6- So it was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab & said, “Surely the LORD’S anointed is before Him.” 7- But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.””
Php. 2:5-11—“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, & coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself & became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him & given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, & of those on earth, & of those under the earth, & that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Mat. 16:13-16—“When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, & others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered & said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.””