Presentation on theme: "Forsaken for Our Sake Luke 23:44-45 Mark 15:33-34 33 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34."— Presentation transcript:
Mark 15:33-34 33 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
What is this darkness? Darkness is indicative of judgment. Day of the Lord (judgment) – Isaiah 13:9-11 Final Judgment – Matthew 25:30
What does Jesus cry mean ? “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Psalm 22 Isaiah 53 Crucial Questions: 1.Why must Jesus be forsaken? 2.Why does his being forsaken matter today?
The Design Be in the light John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
The Problem Man loves darkness. John 3:19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
The Solution Come into the light. 1 John 1:5–8 5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
The Solution Come into the light. 1 John 1:9-2:2 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
“The essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices himself for man and puts himself where only man deserves to be. Man claims prerogatives that belong to God alone; God accepts penalties that belong to man alone.” John Stott - The Cross of Christ
Mark 15:35-39 35 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” 36 And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” 37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. 38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”