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“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” (Matt 16:13)

“But who do you say that I am?” (Matt. 16:15)

“From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” (Matt. 16:21)

 

Escape #1 – Luke 4:28-30

Escape #2 – John 8:59

Escape #3 – John 10:39

“Lord, are YOU going to free Israel now and restore OUR Kingdom?” (Acts 1:6)

“From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He MUST go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” (Matt 16:21)

 

1. Essentiality of the Crucifixion

A. Jesus Foretold His Death By Crucifixion

As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so MUST the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life. (John 3:14-15)

Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So, because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. (John 19:39-42)

For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in His day. But first He MUST suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. (Luke 17:24-25)

I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer  For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God. (Luke 22:15-16)

B. Scriptures Prophesied His Suffering and Death

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief… He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. (Isa. 53:3-6)

I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; it is melted within My breast; My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and My tongue sticks to My jaws; You lay Me in the dust of death. For dogs encompass Me; a company of evildoers encircles Me; they have pierced My hands and feet—I can count all My bones—they stare and gloat over Me; they divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots. (Psa. 22:14-18)

He keeps all His bones; not one of them is broken. (Psa. 34:20)

Let all the House of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified. (Acts 2:36)

When I came to you, brothers, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. (1 Cor. 2:1-2)

He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a High Priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since He did this once for all when He offered up Himself. (Heb 7:25-27)

 

2. Efficacy of the Resurrection

  • Indivisibility of Death & Life

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. (John 12:24)

A. Resurrection Brings Eternal Hope and Life

If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Cor. 15:19-22)

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that One died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again. (2 Cor. 5:14-15)

For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a MAN. (1 Cor. 15:21)

B. Resurrection Gives Power and Strength

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of His resurrection and participation in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death. (Phi. 3:10)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Pet. 1:3)

 

Challenge

… because I live, you also shall live. (John 14:19)

 

 

By: Rev. Peter Lui

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