Making a Murder

Making a Murder

The Appearance

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…

Making a Murder

Weapons of a Master’s Destruction

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…

Making a Murder

A Sentimental Journey

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?…

Making a Murder

The Motive

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…