Summary: Part 2 of a 2-part sermon. Mark related/described the chain of events surrounding Jesus’ death. Certain events transpired in bringing about the death of our Deliverance. But when does Deliverance die? 5 assumptions ensuring the death of Deliverance.
The DEATH of DELIVERANCE-II—Mark 15:1-47
To grasp the significance of Jesus’ death on the cross & thus to wrest the Easter season from the confines of secular thinking.
Mk. 9:30-32—“Then they departed from there & passed through Galilee, & He did not want anyone to know it. For He taught His disciples & said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, & they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.” But they did not understand this saying, & were afraid to ask Him.”
Mark related/described the chain of events surrounding Jesus’ death.
Certain events transpired in bringing about the death of Salvation/Deliverance/Emancipation/Liberation.
When does Deliverance die?
5 assumptions ensuring the death of Deliverance.
With the death of Deliverance come Assumptions of...
Previously we found that...
With the death of Deliverance, come Assumptions of...
5. ASSIGNMENT / Category(:26-28)
6— With the death of Deliverance, come Assumptions of...
Explanation:(:29-32) What I can do vs. What I do.
It is never IMPOTENCE when God acts contrary to our choosing, OR if a godly person acts contrary to popular opinion or even common sense.
:29—“And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads & saying, “Aha! You who destroy the temple & build it in three days,”
:30—““save Yourself, & come down from the cross!””
:31—“Likewise the chief priests also, mocking among themselves with the scribes, said, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save.”
Their Assumption—“He cannot save.” It rightly follows that He cannot save others either. But their Assumption is false!
:32—““Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see & believe.” Even those who were crucified with Him reviled Him.””
Jn. 10:14-15—““I am the good shepherd; & I know My sheep, & am known by My own. “As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; & I lay down My life for the sheep.”
Jn. 12:23-25—“But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground & dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. “He who loves his life will lose it, & he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”
Mk. 14:32-36—“Then they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; & He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And He took Peter, James, & John with Him, & He began to be troubled & deeply distressed. Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here & watch.” He went a little farther, & fell on the ground, & prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.””