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My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?

Mark 15:33-41, Owen Batstone, November 5, 2017


Sermon Notes:
  • Assume little understanding
  • The Trinity
    • The Father
    • The Son
    • The Holy Spirit
  • The Father loves the Son in the Holy Spirit
  • What is the point of being in Church this morning?
    • That you become like Jesus Christ
    • To worship and honour His name
  • God is the most splendid being in the whole universe
    • Knowing God brings us joy
  • If we don't recognise this - it is because we have a problem
    • The thing that makes me most happy in life is ...
    • The thing that occupies most of my time, thoughts and energy is ...
    • If the answer is not Jesus, then you are being blocked from seeing this
  • What is blocking your soul?
    • The Bible says we are broken by sin
    • Sin is when we live in God's world but live by our own rules
    • Jesus says love your neighbour as yourself - do we?
  • The most profound verse in the Bible - Mark 15:34
    • Sin is more than just being in the doghouse
      • Our sin makes us dead to God
    • Jesus knows how powerful sin is, that it spiritually and physically kills people
      • Jesus is not happy with sin and the problems it causes
      • Jesus is fighting sin to free people from sin
    • 155'000 die each time, many without their sin being dealt with
    • At this point it looks like Jesus is losing the fighting against sin
      • Explanation
  • "My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?"
    • Speaking from Psalm 22
    • A cry of anguish not of physical but spiritual torment and pain
      • No physical pain can match that of spiritual anguish
    • Personal Example of Fatherhood
    • God's Fatherhood
      • God loved [and loves] His Son
        • John 17
        • Ex 4
        • Deut 1, 8
        • Isaiah 63
      • God sent His Son at Christmas
      • The Son loves His Father and the Father loves the Son
    • Sin is trying to kill God's Son
      • Jesus is crying out to His Father
  • Why does Jesus say "why"?
    • 1. For the first time in eternal history Jesus has been rocked
      • Isaiah, 2 Cor
      • Jesus is our substitute
    • 2. God the Father wants to destroy the enemy (sin) that keeps us separated from Him
      • Jesus takes our curse and punishment
      • Luke 23 - Jesus entrusts His soul to His Father
      • He rises with His children (believers) to His Father
  • Closing Remarks



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