Making a Murder
Mark 15:42-16:14 The appearance of the crucifixion is that the story of Jesus’ life was over. The appearance of an empty tomb meant one of three things: Jesus never died Someone stole the body Jesus was resurrected The appearance is that there was only one murder that week. Live your life in the joy of knowing you experienced your own resurrection!
The weapons used to kill Jesus… Mark 14:63-65 Mark 15:15 Started with a decision of guilt. Mark 14:65 Mark 15:16-20 Moved to a justifiable humiliation. Mark 15:15 Continued to a convincing physical brutality. Mark 15:21-32 Ended with piercing. Isaiah 53:1-9 God created hearts to love, tongues to praise, and hands to serve. An unconvinced sinner uses their heart to judge, their tongue to condemn, and their hands to destroy.
The Israelites were enslaved. Exodus 1:13 The Israelites cried out and God listened. Exodus 2:23-25 God sent a deliverer named Moses. Exodus 3:10 The Israelites listened and obeyed. Exodus 12:28 The blood of a lamb was used to free them. Exodus 12:7 Jesus is our Passover lamb. How are you preparing for the ultimate Passover? Prepare by anointing. Mark 14:8 Prepare by eating. Mark 14:22-25 Prepare by watching and praying. Mark 14:38 Don’t waste your life!
Mark 14:1-2 Mark 14:10-11 Mark 14:43-50 1. Separate his people from Him Mark 14:53-65 2. Twist his words Mark 15:1-15 3. Turn his people away Genesis 3:1-5 Convince everyone that we are better off without Him. James 1:13-15
Sermon Scripture: Mark 14-16 Judas, Caiaphas, and Pilate were the three suspects. Mark 14:10-11 John 18:14; Mark 14:53-55 Mark 15:15 All three had one thing in common: A heart apart from God. Mark 14:4-5 Mark 14:1-2 John 19:7-8, 12, 15 Power was the motive behind the killing of Jesus. John 11:45-48 Genesis 3:6 Sin was the charge that led to a guilty plea. Romans 6:23 Isaiah 53:4-5 My name is: ______________________ and I killed Jesus. Isaiah 61:1