Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Who is Jesus Christ?  Who is the One that is said to be raised from the dead?  Is there a God?  If there is what does He want from you?

The main purpose therefore is to inspire faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.

This gospel is designed for us to recognize the Celebrityship, Kingship and Lordship of our Lord.

2CO 8:9  For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

Who is this Son of God that we love and learn so much about?   ISA 9:6 tells us who He is.

ISA 9:6  For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”

He who is from everlasting to everlasting was born of a woman and died on a cross.

He whose name in ISA 9:6 is called Wonderful Counselor, was spit upon by men.

He who is the Almighty and the mighty God was crucified in weakness.

He who is the Eternal Father is a son who learned obedience by the things he suffered.

He who is the Prince of Peace must suffer himself the divine indignation and wrath of God.

He who created all things (COL 1:16, JOH 1:3) occupied an infants cradle.

COL 1:16  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities- all things have been created by Him and for Him.

He who is holy, harmless, undefiled and separate from sinners (HEB 7:26) was made to be sin on behalf of you and I.

2CO 5:21  He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Think of it with me for a moment, He who was the bread of life was Himself hungry.

He who was the giver of the “supernatural water of life” was Himself thirsty.

These phrases are held dearly by the followers of Christ because they offer a glimpse of the love and glory of God to the extreme of

His suffering to accomplish redemption.

Redemption is viewed from the standpoint of a ransom paid on the cross for our salvation.

Redemption views mankind as born into the slave market of sin through the imputation of Adam’s original sin at birth.

COL 1:12 says “Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.”
COL 1:13-14  For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Recorded in the Gospels between the time of His crucifixion and His death are the following.

1. Jesus was crucified between the two thieves (Luke 23:32, 33), followed by the first cry on the Cross, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34).

The thieves began to rail upon Him, but one of them believed (Luke 23:39-43).

2. The second cry was uttered, “Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43).

3. Seeing to the care of His family, the third cry, “Woman, behold thy son” (John 19:26-27).

JOH 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He *said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”

JOH 19:27 “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own {household.}

Then at exactly 12:00 noon, darkness covered the earth (MAT 27:45).

4. This was followed by the fourth cry, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani.” (MAT 27:46).

5. The fifth cry, “I thirst.” Christ thirsted that we might never thirst (John 19:28).

6. The sixth cry, “It is finished” (John 19:30).

7. And finally, the seventh cry, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46).

The Lord screamed and shouted again and then He screamed out again and then He dismissed His spirit (MAT 27:50).

Not only did He screamed once as MAT 27:46 says that He did but in MAT 27:50 we read that Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and then He yielded up {His} spirit.

Luke 23:33-34 we read LUK 23:33  And when they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.

Luke 23:34“>LUK 23:34  But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.

In the midst of His excruciating suffering, the heart of Jesus was focused on others rather than Himself when He said, “Father forgive they know not what they do.”
ISA 55:1 “Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

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