Summary: Tonight, I want to take you back to where, for all the reasons that really matter, over 2,000 years ago. a This is a message that before its over . . . will engage your senses ...sight, smell, touch, taste, hear what Jesus experienced in the 14 hours leading up to the Cross.
Were You There? Yes you were.
Good Friday Service 2015
April 3, 2015 CFBC Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker
A The Crucifixion narrative in the four gospels take place over about a 14 hour period of time.
PIX: BLOOD MOON
1 Tonight, I want to take you back to where, for all the reasons that really matter, over 2,000 years ago.
a This is a message that before its over . . . will engage your senses ...sight, smell, touch, taste, hear what Jesus experienced in the 14 hours leading up to the Cross.
b This message is designed to help you place yourself in Jerusalem at the time of Passover.
aa Jesus had shared His last supper with His disciples and the hour of His crucifixion and our salvation were hours away.
bb He would have six different trials, . . . endure immense humiliation, . . . severe scourging. . .acquire physical/emotional/spiritual exhaustion . . .allow Himself the excruciating pain of the Crucifixion.
2 We find our Savior praying in the Garden of Gethsemane with Peter, James and John sleeping near where He pleaded with Father to remove this cup of suffering from Him . . .
a Jesus’ conversation with the Father was interrupted by the approaching sound of soldiers and Judas.
b Put yourself there. . .
B Matthew 26:48-50 (NASB) 48 Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him." 49 Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed Him. 50 And Jesus said to him, "Friend, do what you have come for." Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.
PIX: BLOOD MOON
1 “They” were a Roman cohort (600 soldiers), their commander and the Officers of the Jews (Temple Police), and the Pharisees (John 18.3,12, ) carrying torches, lanterns, and weapons.
a The small army led Yeshua to Annas house, the son-in-law of The High Priest, Caiaphas.
aa Arriving at Anna house, a group of onlookers had gathered by a charcoal fire to keep themselves warm and their curiosities satisfied about the Galilean called Yeshua.
bb It was at Annas house that we see the first punch thrown at Jesus.
John 18:19-22 (NASB) 19 The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching. 20 Jesus answered him, "I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret. 21 "Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard what I spoke to them; they know what I said." 22 When He had said this, one of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, "Is that the way You answer the high priest?"
PIX: BLOOD MOON
b Jesus words sounded triggered the next step toward Calvary, it was time to wake up Caiaphas, The High Priest (v.24) “Annas, therefore sent Him bound to Caiaphas. . .”
2 Caiaphas house held for further interrogation, punishment, ridicule, and shame.
a Are you going to destroy the Temple that took 46 years of back breaking work to build? Did you say you would rebuilt it in 3 days without hands?“
aa Are you the Ha’Mashiah? Christ? The Son of the Blessed One? (Mark 14.60) “I AM.”
PIX: CAIAPHAS RIPPED GARMENTS - SOUND: SMALL RIP
bb At these words from Yeshua’s lips, Caiaphas tore his outer garment in rage and found Yeshua contemptible, deserving to die for His claim as Messiah.
PIX: JESUS SPAT ON - SOUND: SPIT/LOOGIE
b Some of the men in the room began to spit on him (face & eyes . . . globules of spittle dripped from his beard into his mouth, from his “payos”, long curls of hair, droplets of sputum found their way into his ears).
aa Spurgeon said, “See how patient Jesus Stands, Insulted in His lowest case! Sinners have bound the Almighty hands, and spit in the Creators face.”
bb The face of grace that angels desired to see was now covered in the spit, phylum of people like you and me.
PIX: BLOOD MOON
cc Isaiah 50:6 (NASB) I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.
SOUND: ANGRY CROWD
c Luke 22:63-65 (NASB) 63 Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking Him and beating Him, 64 and they blindfolded Him and were asking Him, saying, "Prophesy, who is the one who hit You?"65 And they were saying many other things against Him, blaspheming.
aa Strong men, hard hitting fists, open slaps to beautiful face of grace, gouges to the eyes that saw the birth of eternity, first nanosecond of creation now blackened, swollen, throbbing with pain.