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July 27, 2020 12:00 am
“For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead” (John 20:9).
Will be fire, should Mr. Bradley Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible and will be gaining ground, he asked me me. Grace of a high gametime knee. He is, a name, he is saying we have, continuing our series from the Gospel of John and today we come to a wonderful truth. The subject resurrection shoes from John chapter 19 verse 38 through chapter 20 verse 16 we first note that there was a respectable burial and dish all in keeping with God's purpose report took place at the cross and what happens to the body of Jesus and then we see ultimately the empty tomb, and finally the appearance of Jesus to several of his followers and wishing even of over 500 quite some time. We been working our way through a study of the Gospel of John, with Shane some wonderful things in the ministry of Jesus Christ. We observed John the Baptist planning about the whole, the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. Read about his many miracles, healing of the sick raising of the date read about them feeding the multitudes's interaction with his disciples.
His constant care for them even has he neared the end of his journey was looking toward the cross. He was thinking not of himself but thinking of them preparing them for this dramatic occurrence in the portion of the gospel of John in recent weeks been following the most remarkable events of history are subject to been the arrest of Jesus Jesus before Pilate, Jesus crucified an eyelash message. It is finished. Now the resurrection go to John chapter 19 beginning with the 38th verse, and after this, Joseph of Arimathea being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews miss some private that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him leave and he came therefore and took the body of Jesus and I came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night and brought a mixture of myrrh and animal-rights about an hundred pound weight then took Dave the body of Jesus and wound it in linen clothing with the spices, as the matter of the Jews is to bury out in the place where he was crucified there was a garden in the garden a new sepulcher Clarion was never man yet light there leg.
They Jesus. Therefore, because of the Jews preparation day for the sepulcher was not at hand will also look at the first verses of chapter 20, thinking about the section that we have just read. We see here that following the suffering of Jesus upon the cross, how he was so terribly abused the crown of thorns down upon his head, his hands and his feet nailed to the cross a spear thrust in his side, but after all of this is now to receive a respectable burial. The custom of that time was that when an individual was crucified. Family members could come and clean the body, but they could not.
That body in the city of Jerusalem.
They would have to secure a place elsewhere because of the disgrace of death by crucifixion unclaimed bodies were taken to the dump when one was crucified for sedition.
They were left on the cross for the body to be eaten by birds and animals's Jesus was crucified for sedition because he said he was king of the Jews. They claim that he was undermining the government that he was a threat to the Emperor. And so if normal events had unfolded Jesus body woodland left on the cross for the birds to eat the animals to divide but we noted that Jesus was still in control even when he was on the cross because he was conscious and very much aware of fulfilling the prophetic references of the he said I thirst and pointed out at the time that this was a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy when he died he gave up the ghost. It said in John chapter 10 I lay down my life. No man taketh it for me, but I lay it down when they came to break the legs of the three men that were on the cross. They found Jesus was already dead because he had determined the moment of his death when he was able to say it is finished. There was no reason to stay there any longer and he voluntarily gave up his spirit.
Jesus was in control. He was no helpless victim. He was the God man.
He was in control even of his death, and that we observe that he's in control of his burial. There is divine intervention. Here, to prevent his body from being abused. Isaiah chapter 53 verse nine and he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
He was with the wicked when it was crucified, a thief on either side, but in reading this prophecy, we would say how can it be. Jesus had no place to lay his head. He didn't have title to a piece of property. He was not wealthy as far as our goods were concerned, but it says he will be with the rich in his death a divine providence, a rich man comes forward to see to it that Jesus receives a respectable burial. Joseph of Arimathea comes requesting his body.
Look at the book of Mark chapter 15 verse 42, and I when the evening was come, because it was the preparation that is the day before the Sabbath. Joseph of Arimathea and honorable counselor, which also waited for the kingdom of God came and went in boldly onto pilot and crave the body of Jesus. This man who was well known member of the Sanhedrin, a wealthy man has upon his heart the claim. The body of Jesus. Pilate marveled. If he were already dead when Joseph comes and says I would like to take his body from the cross.
Pilate is amazing how could he be dead already.
Normally, men lingered on the cross to the three day Jesus is only been there six hour how could it be that he is dead and calling him to him the centurion he asked him whether he had been any while they and when he knew it of the centurion. He gave the body to Joseph. There are many theories advanced immediately following the resurrection of Jesus, and they had been brought up from time to time.
For those who profess themselves to be Scott one claimed that Jesus did not really die he just went into a swoon from the key of the day and the pain of his suffering and once he was put into the coolness of the tomb he revive and he just got up and walked away. But it's interesting how God sees to it that there is adequate testimony to confirm that Jesus the centurion. The man who was in charge of the soldiers that were there to crucified was a man very familiar with being able to determine when an individual was dead. That was his job. His job was to supervise crucifixions to see to it that criminals were put to death the pilot is suspicious when Joseph said I would like his body. He's questioning how could he be dead already because in the centurion and said could it be that this man is dead and the centurion says yes he is. So here is confirmation from a party who has no personal interest in it. He has no reason to distort the facts, but from his experience. He's able to say no question about this man is dead and so concerning Joseph. It says that he was one that waited for the kingdom of God. The number of positive things said about theologians differ in their view as to whether he showed adequate evidence of truly being born again or whether because he was not a secret disciple that he had not yet come to a full experience of grace maybe until this moment, but John and the other gospel writers go out of their way to talk about some of the positive qualities of this man showing that he was indeed a disciple in the book of Matthew chapter 27 verse 57 when the even was come, there came a rich man. Of Arimathea name Joseph who also himself was Jesus disciple so he is described as being a disciple.
Although he was a secret disciple. Not at this time been willing to make a public acknowledgment that he was a believer in Jesus and one of his father, but it is indeed commendable that now at this point, upon Jesus death.
He is willing to be recognized publicly as one who has the greatest respect for Jesus. This no doubt would bring great difficulties into his life. No other information is given us about this man as to what transpired.
Following this noble time in his life when he was willing to come and claim the body of Jesus, but knowing that he was on the Sanhedrin and it is there that there was such hatred and malice toward Jesus and now he is taken a positive stand on his behalf. We can rest assured that life became extremely difficult.
In Luke chapter 23 we read in the 50th verse further about and the whole there was a man named Joseph, a counselor and he was a good man and just so the comments given us the divine inspiration about this man are indeed very positive.
He was a good man and just the same had not consented to the Council and, indeed, of them, though he was on the Sanhedrin. He did not agree he had not consented when they discuss their desire to put Jesus to death. He was, of Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself also waited for the kingdom of God that week read that there were many who believed on Jesus that were secret disciples even as this man but thankfully he finally comes to the forefront and identifies himself with the son of God, then Nicodemus came to assist in this burial as well. Nicodemus you recall was the man that came to Jesus by night. He was also on the Sanhedrin and the fact that he came by night indicated that he was not willing to bear the ridicule are to be ostracized and to cast out from those that were his associates but at this time he comes forward he brought murder and alloys 100 pounds of the Jews did not involve the dead, they wrapped them in linen and use spices.
The purpose of which was to try and eliminate the older that would soon occur as the body began to decay and Nicodemus comes with 800 pounds of the spices. This amount would only be used for the burial of someone who was rich or even a keen sense of Jesus is receiving an appropriate burial. These two who have been secret disciples are now openly identifying themselves with Jesus and then they buried in Joseph Newton where no man ever previously been placed. They were in a hurry because the Sabbath was soon donning and they wanted to have them buried before the Sabbath came in so the tomb was nearby and Joseph was willing to allow Jesus to be buried there rate back in John chapter 12 just a bit about the secret disciples. Verse 42 nevertheless among the chief rulers.
Also, many believed on him, but because of the Pharisees. They did not pass him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue, for they love the praise of men more than the praise of God. They feared they feared the Jews. They feared being put out of the synagogue.
They feared being cut off from their position that they occupied and cut off from their friend. How many times today are those who fail to be a true disciple, a courageous follower of Jesus Christ because of the fear of man I was with you. Is there ever a time in your life when you failed to speak up in the name of Jesus when you're reluctant to tell somebody that you're one of his followers that you're reluctant to defend the truth that Jesus proclaimed. Are you afraid of being called narrowminded and bigoted. If you say I believe what Jesus said when he declared I am the way, the truth and the life. One of many ways I have picked. I am the way, James Morris writes this. Why is it that in the day, every vice of humanity is coming out of the closet and clamoring for recognition as a pure and natural expression of the essentially good humans. Many believers are alleged believers failed to come out for Christ.
Is it fear. Fear of what someone may say," think of what the lost, by being secret disciples. They lost great blessings. They miss walking and talking with Jesus being present to see his miracles being there to hear his message being able to converse with him or the loss they missed Christian Fellowship. They were among unbelieving Jews who hated Jesus and Italian Christians need Christian Christianity cannot be live in isolation. It involves interacting with other people. Christians need to be encouraged by other Christians need their influence. Neither counsel, but they had lost for the three years that they might have been openly involved with Jesus during the time of his ministry, but thankfully they came forward at the time of his death, it may have been when they were able at this point to see what love Jesus had that he was willing to lay down his life. He was willing to suffer the reproach the anguish, the pain, the rejection and a part of it, which they probably little understood what it meant for him to be under the wrath of his father when the CM that all believers were put upon them. The father had to turn his back and Jesus cried, my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me. Perhaps for Nicodemus.
Some of the words that Jesus had spoken to him early on when he came to visit him by night came to his mind for Jesus said to Nicodemus, and as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whosoever believe within him should not perish but have everlasting life.
You may want of recall.
He talked to me about the fact that just as that serpent was put on the pole and moves this day and they were told to look and live. Now he was lifted up lifted up on the cross. Seeing that great love moved him to come and assist Joseph of Arimathea bringing these expensive spices as they the strips of linen, wrapping his body and incorporating the spices into the wrapping so that his body was covered with this expensive material. It showed that they had the utmost respect for Jesus. So we see a respectable burial and be ye and she he he he he and the he and he and will be he, he and he and he.
Today we brought you the first portion of the message entitled the resurrection. What good news that Jesus Christ did not remain in the grave he came out Victorino's over sin and Satan, death, and it's because he lives today. We have salvation in healed. If you would like to get this complete message on CD requested when writing this if you can help us with the expense of the program we will greatly appreciate our address is the Baptist Bible. Our box 17 own 37th Cincinnati, OH 45217 32 next time. This is Sarah Bradley Junior beating you goodbye and may God bless and be in all