Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, June 15, 2014

The fourth statement of our Lord on the cross which deals with His personal anguish and His desire to let us know what He and His Father were going through just for us, MAT 27:45-46.

TLJC was delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God the Father, and He was nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put to death.

JOH 3:16  “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

I don’t believe it is a matter of comparison but that it was a matter of our appreciation for both the Father and the Son and why they were both willing to do this “FOR US.”

1. Our Lord did what He did for us from His own     initiative.

HEB 10:7 “Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come (In the roll of the book it is written of Me) To do Thy will, O God.'”

JOH 4:34  “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.
2. It was the Father’s plan for the Son to be crucified.

1. Why did God develop a plan whereby He knew that mankind would fall and therefore need a Savior.

DEU 29:29  “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may observe all the words of these doctrines.

HEB 11:6  And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

2. Who demanded a payment for sin, Satan or God, and why?

DEU 29:29  “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may observe all the words of these doctrines.

HEB 11:6  And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

3. Why was God so please to bruise His Son, ISA 53:10  But the Lord was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,

DEU 29:29  “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may observe all the words of these doctrines.

HEB 11:6  And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

4. If TLJC was fulfilling the will of God by going to the cross and dying for the sins of the world, why did God forsake Him?

DEU 29:29  “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may observe all the words of these doctrines.

HEB 11:6  And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

5. The main question is where did sin come from and why did God even allow it to exist?

DEU 29:29  “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may observe all the words of these doctrines.

HEB 11:6  And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

The greatest gift we can give to our Father is the gift of trust and faith in Him and the fact that although we don’t know the answers to all these things, we trust in His character and nature that He is doing what is right.

Do not pass judgment on a man who lives And stumbles along the road Unless you have worn the shoes he wears Or struggled beneath his load.

There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt Though hidden away from view, And if the burden he bears was placed on your back It might cause you to stumble too.

So don’t judge my friend don’t be so blind Or the judgment will come back to you, And you’ll find out the worse of all sin… Is the judging that you do.

Don’t be to harsh to a man who sins Or strike him with words or stones Unless you are sure, yes doubly sure You have no sins of your own.

For you know perhaps if the tempter’s voice Should whisper as soft to you As it did to him when he went astray It would cause you to falter too.

So don’t judge my friend don’t be so blind Or the judgment will come back to you, And you’ll find out the worse of all sin… Is the judging that you do.

And as the sinner, by reason of his sin, deserves not to enjoy the favor of God, so Jesus Christ, standing in the place of the sinner, and enduring that which would vindicate the justice of God, had to come under the judgment, as the sinner would have come, if Christ had not taken his place.

HEB 13:5  “for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”

ROM 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

ROM 8:39  “shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

“Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” also points to His love for us.

When Christ stood and wept at the grave of Lazarus, the Jews said, “Behold how He loved Him!”

On the cross He did not weep, He bled; and He not merely bled, He died; He died spiritually being forsaken of God and then He die physically.

Was there ever any greater manifestation of love than this,– that the Prince of life and glory should condescend to this shame and death?

ACT 5:41 So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for {His} name.

PSA 23:4  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me;

Evil triumphs, as Jesus admits to the religious leaders: “But this is your hour” (Luke 22:53).

It is in defeat of his humanity that the Divine plan of His Father will be completed.

DEU 29:29  “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may observe all the words of these doctrines.

HEB 11:6  And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

There is also one mediator between God and the human race, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself as ransom for all” (1TI 2:5-6).

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