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Jesus, the Beginning of His Crucifixion | Poster

Recorded On: 03/07/2021


March 7, 2021

“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and truth.”

Praise and Worship
SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 103:1 - 5
“God So Loved”​​
“Raise a Hallelujah”

Proclamation of the Word
Message by Pastor Joe
“The Earthly Life and Ministry of Jesus the Messiah”
“Jesus, the Beginning of His Crucifixion”

PRAYER TIME / Time of Reflection
“At the Cross (Love Ran Red)”

​Giving of Selves and Our Offerings
“Since Jesus Came Into My Heart”
SPECIAL MUSIC – By Pru Hungate

Continued Praise and Worship
“Love Came Down”

Benediction “Egypt”

Acknowledgements and Announcements

Sermon Notes
Mark 15:20 & 21 Simon carries Jesus’ cross to Golgotha
Luke 23:26 – 31 A large crowd follows Him, Jesus tells them to weep for themselves and their children
Luke 23:32 & 33 Jesus nailed to the cross with a criminal on each side of Him
John 19:19 -22 Pilate has an inscription put on the cross
Isaiah 53 The crucifixion from our perspective
Psalm 22 The crucifixion from Jesus’ perspective


Transcript of Service

We have been on a very long series of the life and Ministry of Jesus the Christ.

The interesting thing about Jesus is life.

Is that his life was his ministry?

And out now we're going to be looking.

At the final days of that earthly life.

At least as it is presently constituted.

An even more his ministry is more pronounced.

Where we left off in his.

Story was he was condemned by Pilate.

To be crucified.

Something that he had already told his disciples the way that he would.


and that he told them repeatedly, so that they would be aware that.

As we often say, God is in control.

After Pilate had condemned him, we now pick up.

His life.

And so looking at Mark Chapter 15. Sorry verse 20 it says this.

Now, after they had mocked him, they took the purple robe off of him and put his own garments on him.

And they let him out to crucify him.

And they pressed into service. A passerby coming from the country Simon of Sirene, the father of Alexander and Rufus to bear his cross. Now we're going to take a look at another passage is going to talk about this. But it's interesting that even this person who's come from Sirene that the city of the town of Sirene is come probably as a Jew to come and.

Present himself in Jerusalem for Passover.

And it tells us that he was the father of Alexander and Rufus, who are also two who will become influential in Jesus is.

After Ascension Ministry and the church, and so this is not just a casual meeting of a man condemned in a man pressed into service. Now Sirene was a town.

City that was established by the Greeks and later controlled by the Romans in what is now present day Libya. So we came from some distance to worship as men are required to come three times a year into Jerusalem.

And Passover is one of those.

And so we are told also. And Luke started with Chapter 23, starting with verse 26. This is this, and when they let him that being Jesus away, they seized a man Simon of Sirene coming from the country and placed him on the cross to carry behind Jesus.

Now, generally speaking, when it comes to the execution by crucifixion, the condemned was required to carry their own cross, and there's some debate on how that was. Some view, and probably a lot of our pictures of how that took place was that he would care the condemned would carry the entire cross.

Others said, no, they would simply carry the cross bar the beam to the cross, but Jesus.

Is unable to complete this task from Jerusalem to Golgotha.

And it is not because he is a weak person.

I want you to remember.

That he so agonized in prayer that it impacted him. Physiologically, he sweated as drops of blood. He's been without rest or sleep for at least 30 or more hours.

He has been beaten. He has been tried by Pilate, by Herod, by Pilate.

He's been scourge, he's been beaten, he's been mocked.

All of these things are causing blood loss.

So it is not unexpected that even though that he was probably very physically fit and capable because of all the things that he had to endure, it was now difficult to carry either the full cross or that crossbeam and so now Simon is required to do that. And they didn't. They didn't pull out a volunteer. the Romans don't ask who wants to volunteer, they pick somebody out. They say you do it.

One of the reasons Jesus said.

When somebody asked for you to go a mile.

You go with them too.

And so we see even in this that Simon seems to.

Agree either voluntarily.

Or by force?

First, continuing verse 27, it says.



And following him was a large crowd of people.

And a woman. Women who were morning Ann lamenting him now it's interesting. Even if you see.

Films of the Wild West.

How it seems that there's always this party when there's a hanging?

Or even if you see such films, one of my favourites Braveheart. When they come to execute William Wallace, there's this big crowd because it's a it's an event. It's something that you come an strange in for our times, but they would bring meals and they would be. It would just be something that the whole family would see and so you have all these people following Jesus because Jesus has been a a influential teacher rabbi. He's been popular and now.

How the mighty have fallen. He's now going to be crucified, so let's see this awesome event.

So there's this large crowd, and their women were mourning and lamenting him.


Because of our culture, we kind of think, well, these are people who are sad to see Jesus.


In their culture there were people who, if you had a relative die and there wasn't sufficient morning there would be people you could pay or people would just show up and they cry and they cry loud and cousin that away everybody thought well how bless it is the person who just passed. Oh, weren't they loved? Didn't everybody just care about him? And so there's this wailing and mourning. And so I kind of suspect some of it because of what Jesus is going to say. I suspect they're kind of saying.

They're not crying because Jesus is going to die. They're crying because that's the thing to do.

And so there morning and there, lamenting as as he carries the cross or a Simon does. And but Jesus turning to them, said daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for me.

Sweet Ness and she says shut up. He doesn't nicer way stop soft weeping for me.

You're weeping for the wrong reason.

For, as he's told his disciples, this is the very reason that I came.


weep for yourselves, and for your children.

This is true for them, and it's going to be a future for future generations. 'cause if we remember in our last message.

When they highly was seeking to release him, they cried out, let his blood be on us and our children.

Jesus says.

You need to wait for yourselves.

You need to weep for your children because there are consequences for that are going to take place because of this.

For behold, the days are coming, when they will say, bless. It are the Baron and the wounds that never bore, and the breast that never nurse Jesus is telling them that there's going to come a day, and there will be multiple days.

When it will be easier if you hadn't had no children.

'cause he's going to tell them as he told them.

About his second coming in about the destruction of the temple that when you see certain science happened, you need to get out of, and I say Dodge out of Jerusalem wherever you are.

And let's face it, if you've ever had children.

Taking one child someplace.


Difficult, taking multiple children is like going to Mars. It's just difficult.

And so he's saying, when you need to get out.

Those who don't have the responsibility of children.

Are going to be blessed because they can move quickly.

Then they will begin to say to the mountains, fall on us and on the Hills cover us.

For if they do these things when the tree is green.

What will happen when it is dry?

And so.

He's telling them in an we see we will see.

Which we don't have much discussion because one of the reasons why people will say, well, the Bible was written. You know, the New Testament was written many years after the events, and how can they be reliable? Well, one of the reasons that we know.

That all of the Gospels and all the writings were conducted before 70 AD because Jesus had predicted Anne was wrongly convicted of saying that he was going to tear down the temple.

But one of his prophecies was that the temple would be torn down and not a stone left it, and that prophecy was fulfilled in 7080.

If that prophecy had been fulfilled before all the Gospel writers wrote, and before Paul and other writers of the New Testament, they would have said, see, Jesus was right.

But they finished their writings before 7080.

Before you and me, when it says may the mountains fall on us and the Hills cover us, I'm sure that would apply back when Jerusalem was being surrounded by the Romans and eventually there would be Masada and the death of many Jews.

But in the Book of Revelation.

When God sends forth the various trumpets and all of that, and there is the devastation that takes place on the earth.

Rather than repenting.

Rather than another because they say in essence they know God is God.

But rather than repenting, they cry out. May the rocks fall on us. The mountains cover us and that is how hard hearted we are.

One thing, yes God, you're right and we're wrong. Forgive us. They say hiatus from the presence of God, much like Adam and Eve did.

Their response when they send will not say God forgive us. It was less hide.

Now let's continue on a loop.

First 32 and 33.

Two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with him, and when they came to the place called the Skull there they crucified, and the criminals, one on the right.

And the other on the left.

So we see.

The Jesus.

Rightfully so is the center.

He is the one condemned that is placed in the middle.

And they crucify him.

They nail him.

To what we call a tree.

Now there is arguments of whether the nails went into the palms of the hand or the nails went into the risk because they say, well, because of the weight had to be the wrist, not the arm whatever.

You see, the Romans were very good at what they did and they didn't want you. Kind of half hanging on the cross.

'cause they wanted you to die.

And they wanted you to die long an agonizing and suffering so not only would they nail you to make sure you didn't get off the cross, they took ropes and bound your arms.


is not an easy way to die.

Oh, when we have our executions whenever we do have them, we try to make sure that they are Humane then matter what the criminal did to the person who they are. Therefore no we can't. Even if the needles dirty, we can't even use a dirty needle. 'cause that's inhumane. Well, the Romans.


This death

so they would nail you to the cross. They would nail your hands that would stretch out.

And then they would put 1 foot over the other.

Making sure that your knees were bent and then nail your feet to the cross.

You did not die by crucifixion.

By blood loss.

You did not die by crucifixion by exposure.

You died by suffocation.

You see what would happen is this is that the condemned would hang on the cross.

They can't breathe when you're hanging, So what the Romans did was they they? They nailed your feet together so that you could use both legs and push up.

And while you pushed up, you could breathe.

But then when your legs would weary, you would sing down.

And then you could embrace.

And that would last for as long.

As the person had strength.

Turn out with me to John Chapter 19.

Looking at 19 through 22.

Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews.

Therefore, many of the Jews read this inscription for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew.


in Greek.

It was written in Hebrew so that those who dwell.

In Israel.

Could read it.

It was written in Latin because that was the language of Rome.

And it was written in Greek because that was the international language at the time.

The reason that the New Testament was written in Greek because was meant to be read by everyone.

So the chief Reese.

Of the Jews were saying to buy there do not write the King of the Jews, but that he said, I am King of the Jews. Now what they objected to it? But Can you imagine now their scription is really long?

In three languages, and is not just King of Jews as he claimed to be. Jean, King of the Jews.

Pilots had enough.

And Pilate answered what I have written, I've written.

You got your condemnation. You got your crucifixion. I'm going to put on it what I say. I'm going to put on it and I talked to Jesus and Jesus said he was King.

In the next.

2 messages.

We are going to.

Discuss jesuses.


we're going to spend the 1st and talk about.

What commonly called the seven last words I'm going to say the seven last statements.

Because our society so whatever they go was more than 7 words. And so by saying statement you'll kind of figure out the first week next week we're going to talk about the 1st three statements and then the following week won't talk about the last four statements.

But I want you to kind of understand what's going on.

So if you turn to Isaiah Chapter 53, we're going to see the crucifixion from our perspective.

Isaiah 53 says this.

Who has believed our message?

To whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed, for he grew up before him like a tender shoot.

And like a route out of the parts ground.

He has no stately form or Majesty that we should lookup on him.

Nor appearance that we should be attracted to him. I want to stop there.

When Jesus is hanging on the cross, I don't care what he looked like before that he could look like Brad Pitt.

He was a bloody mess.

So we had no stately form them, but when you see all these pictures of supposes, how Jesus looked?

They took those Pete Pictures.

From Zeus.

Jesus didn't look like that.

He wasn't.

There because he was handsome.

Is there because he was the son of God?

He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

And like one from whom men hide their face.

He was despised and we did not esteem him. We did not honor. We did not.

Compliment we did not.

View him.

As he was.

Surely our griefs?

He himself bore.

And our sorrows he carried.

Yet we ourselves a streamed into steamed, him stricken, smitten of God, an afflicted.

Not just afflicted by man, but afflicted by God.

But he was pierced through for our transgressions.

You see, this is our perspective. This is what he's doing for us.

He was crushed.

For our iniquity.

The chastising for our well being felip on him, and by his scourging we are healed. That is why I told you when I saw that movie in in the actor played where he got back up and took the full measure because he took every stripe that we might be healed of every disease and sent.

All of us, like sheep, have gone astray. Notice there's no not one.

But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all. That's why I say the Jews didn't condemn and murder Jesus. the Romans didn't condemn in murder Jesus.

Highly didn't condemn murder. Jesus, we all did because we all sinned.

He's caused the iniquity of us all to fall on him. He was a press and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth like a lamb does. Led to slaughter and like a sheep that is silent before it. Cheers.

So he did not open his mouth.

By oppression and judgment, he was taken away. And As for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living.

You were cursed if you hung on a tree.

For the transgression of my people to whom the stroke was due.

His grave was a sign with a wicked man.

Yet he was with a rich man in his death.

Because he had done no violence, nor was there any deceit in his mouth. But the Lord was pleased to crush him. Now I want to stop there.

I want you to understand that.

When we say God so love the world.

That he gave his only begotten Son wants you to see this.

The God was pleased to crush him.

That we might be made whole.

The son of God.

Every single person alive then before then now and until he comes.

Altogether, they were all believers.

Still weren't worth.

But Jesus gave.

The infinite man gave.

If he would render himself as a guilt offering, which he did.

He will see his offering.

He will prolong his days.

And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in his hand, as result of the anguish of his soul. He will see it and be satisfied.

God will be satisfied by his knowledge, the righteous one my servant will justify the many.

As he will bear their iniquities, therefore I will allow him a portion with the great, and he will divide the booty with a strong, because he poured out himself to death.

And he was numbered with the transgressors, yet he himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors.

This is what he has done for you and me.

This is the crucifixion from our perspective, and yet from our perspective we can see as he will hang on to cross the things that were identified as this person.

Shows it to be Jesus.

Now I want you to take a look at it from Jesus's perspective.

Which I also often think we don't do.

So we will turn to Psalm 22.

A Psalm that Jesus himself will quote. The first 2 verses from.

Release the first fruits.

My God.

My God.

Why have you forsaken me?

Far from my deliverance are the words of my groanings. Oh my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night. But I have no rest.

Can you imagine the one who communed with God, the one who did all the God?

Spoke up when he saw God do something. He did it.

And now they're cut off.

Yet you are holy.

Oh you who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel and you our fathers, trusted they trusted and you delivered them to you. They cried out and were delivered. If you, if they trusted and were, and they were not disappointed.

But I am not, but I am a worm and not a man.

A reproach of men, and despised by the people.

All who see me steer it sneer at me. They separate their lips they wag their heads saying.

Commit yourself to the Lord. Let him deliver him.

Let him rescue him because he delights in him.

Yet you are he who brought me forth from the womb. You made me trust when upon my mother's breast.

Upon you I was cast from birth.

You have been my God from my mother's womb.

Be not far from me, for trouble is near.

For there is none to help. Many bulls have surrounded me strong bulls of Bastion have encircled me. They open wide their mouths at me as a ravening an A roaring lion.

I am poured out like water.

And all of my bones.

Are out of joint.

My heart is like wax.

Is melted within me.

My strength is right up like a password and my tongue cleaves to my jaws.

And you lay me in the dust of the earth.

For dogs have surrounded me a band of evil doers have encompassed me. They pierced my hands and my feet.

I can count all of my bones.

They look, they stare at me, they divide my garments among them for my clothing. They cast lots.

But you Lord, be not far off.

Or you might help hasten to my assistance, deliver my soul from the sword made my only life from the power of the dog. Say me from the lion's mouth from the horns of the wild oxen. You answer me. I will tell of your name to my brother and in the midst of the assembly. I will praise you.

You who fear the Lord, praise him all you descendants of Jacob glorify him. Stand in all of him. All you descendants of Israel while Jesus is being crucified, he saying praise. God and I want you to praise God.

For he has not despised Nora, poured the afflicted.

The reflection of the afflicted norasia hidden his face from him, but when he cried to him for help, he heard from you comes my praise and the great assembly. I shall pay my vows before those who fear him the affected will, the afflicted will eat and be satisfied. Those who seek him will praise the Lord that your heart live forever. All the ends of the Earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations.

Will worship you.

For the Kingdom is the Lord's, and he rules over the nations. All the process of the earth will eat and worship all those who go down to the dust will bow before him, even those who cannot keep his soul alive. Posterity will serve him. It will be told of the Lord to the coming generations. They will come and will declare his righteousness to the people who will be born, and they, and that he has performed it. That is what you and I are to do.

We are to declare the glory of the Lord and this event.

Several centuries before this.

God told a man who had his only son.

This man's name was Abraham.

And God told Abraham to take his son his only son named Isaac.

And go to a mountain that he would show him.

And to sacrifice his son.

So Abraham.

Dutifully did what God told him to do.

Took the wood for the burnt offering.

Took his son.

And went.

Two amount and.

The God showed him.

And he placed the wood for the burnt offering on eizik.

And Isaac carried that would up.

To help.

And I zic as they were, caring, understood what a burnt offering was and asked his father. Oh father, where?

Is the lamp.

And Abraham said something that was prophetic.

He said God himself.

Will provide the lamb.

Now, Abraham.

Place his son on that burnt offering and place an iPhone was ready to strike. Abraham never thought that God would stop him. Hebrews tells us that he believed that his son was going to die, but that he because Isaac was the son of Prophet.

The son of promised that he would rise from the dead.

Their God reform an even greater miracle then stop him.

And God stopped him because he said, I know, now that you're willing to give up your son, your only son, because now I want you to understand what gods and I'm going to do.

Angrod later that day there was a ram caught in a thicket.

Not a lamb.

Butter AM.

Because the lamb that God was going to provide for himself was Jesus.

For this day that Jesus is being crucified, if you recall a few weeks back, was the day of preparation.

It was a day that they were preparing for Passover, which means while Jesus was being crucified, they were sacrificing the lambs to be used for the meal. And Jesus is our Passover lamb.

But even more amazing that I believe, and I believe that there's evidence too.

Back this up.

That that Hill.

That Abraham was going to sacrifice his son on that God would later provide for himself the lamb.

Was Golgotha that Hill?

And God was showing Abraham.

In all the Saints.

They are providing that lamb now.

On Golgotha the place called the skull.

So you see, gorgeous doesn't.

Kind of let things happen.

Centuries before God said this is where the sacrifices will place place. This is where we provide the lamb on the very day that the Passover lambs are being sacrificed. Jesus is being sacrificed that he might be our Passover.

That all of our sins, all of our iniquities be placed on him.

That is, how much?

Value Jesus is sacrifice means.

We are so often concerned about, well. Am I worthy? I can't believe that God loves me.

You're right, I can't either and I get it.

But it's not about you.

It's about his love.

His love is greater than your sins. Jesus proves it.

His love is greater than any mess up you've ever had.

Jesus is sacrificed, proves it.

And it is interesting in our current culture today we don't even talk about sinning more. We talk about mistakes.

2 + 2 is 5. That's a mistake.

Community chocolate or broccoli that thin?

I wanted to use other things, but again, I'm afraid you'll think I'm talking about you.

Or I'm talking about me and we're talking about all of us.

We talk.

About his death.

And we ought to.

We talk about his death.

Because it is the faithfulness of God.

It is a love of God for us that it was pleasing to him to crush Jesus.

So when Paul later says, in essence if he did not withhold us his son, why would he withhold any good thing from us?

When we get the perspective, the cross right, we get the perspective of the rest of God's love more accurate.

We are not worthy of this love.

He loved us anyway.

We're going to sing the song in a moment and we do it for the next three weeks. And the reason I chose this song for the next three weeks.

'cause it's one of the few songs fresh in either him or contemporary music.

That doesn't talk about anything other than the crucifixion.

The song will. Most songs will talk about the Crucifixion, then they talk about the resurrection.

We're going to talk about the crucifixion.

Now I want us to understand the crucifixion because once we understand the crucifixion and the.


They come from that.

In getting us to be excited about the Resurrection.

I won't have to try.

As you fully understand just how much God loves you.

'cause his love ran red.

It poured out when he prayed. It poured out when he was beaten, it poured out when he was Scourge. It was poured out when he was nailed to the cross and it will be poured out. When they place a spear into his side.

His love for us.

And all God's people said.

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