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December 7, 2021 6:00 am
When I first read this.
Sometimes after I have a hard time standing up reading them say I don't want to lose my self-control of what is going on. Those men that recorded this event. All four of them had no interest in detailing the horrors of it all.
They love the Lord Jesus so much it hurt still to write John over 40 years later writing his gospel still hurt.
They were not going to dwell on this is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston. Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville. Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the gospel of Mark. Please stay with us after today's message to hear more information about cross reference radio. Specifically, you can get a free copy of this teaching today. Pastor Rick concludes his study called, they crucified him as he teaches through Mark chapter 50 God says I condemn all sin. I invite all sinners because what my son did Galatians chapter 2 Paul writing to Paul when around what is now modern Asia or Turkey's southern Turkey and the he moved in land and he is ministering to all of these churches there is making establishing churches any he writes to these churches because there will be those that would go behind Paul to undo his work and his weapon against them was prayer in the pen. The letter and he talks about himself. He says no I see all this people talking about you going to do this to be right with Jesus Christ you want to benefit from the cross of Christ.
You got a beard, Jew and you gotta follow these rites and rituals.
Those who will benefit from the cross of Christ. Positive is nonsense. He says I've been crucified with Christ is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. Here's this old saying, never losing sight of what is so special about our faith even though he caught so much hardship so many beat downs. He never loses sight. He never says, as I am prone to say, why didn't you do more. Why did you bless my ministry more. Why is this all you're doing: just if he had those ballots may be did the flesh is like that he would let Abe I see it don't devalue that you parents with children how important it is at times to not let your children know you are afraid of something that's fighting that is with you looking out for them. I didn't want to panic the kids and so we moved to verse 22 and they brought him to the place Golgotha, which is translated place of the skull skull into the house.
This is it C. The word escapes me at paradoxes this dark sockets where eyes once were in that castle.
He grinned that's what you look at a scholar. Why are they grinning at me. Well, why is it you know that this is death and visitors to Jerusalem. You can still see that you know there are two sites that a claim are said to be the place of Christ's crucifixion. Most maps will have a traditional one that a net that doesn't meet any of the criteria from Scripture it's inside the city. The Scripture clearly says it was outside the city. There was a garden next to the testes. These things that the Bible makes claims to the north of the city at well at the there's also a bus station just outside the city walls and all Jerusalem and it it's got the two sockets for the eyes and the nose.
It's not as deep as it once were, because they've they built it up for the bus station laying asphalt things. It's about lost a few feet, but it's still there right next to the garden tomb and it is quite remarkable to say that initially that's the place it was or was not is not that critical but that's the place.
Verse 23 then they gave him wine mingled with myrrh to drink but he did not take it again. This is will not again but this is one human concession, the Romans allowed the condemned soul to be crucified, they would give him this concoction with murder that would sort of get them a little altar, there's their senses, their feelings little drunk. You could even say to numb the nerves before they began, how come they didn't offer this before that scourging. That would've been helpful, but the Lord refused to drink. He did not. As I mentioned earlier, one his senses modeled he was going to drink the dregs of this cup is mine was not going to be stupefied.
He still had work to do and dying for us is seven teachings that come from the crossing of the seven words of Christ which are teachings or seven of them and not under the influence of any substance yet clear mind just because he was impaled did not mean that he was not clearly thinking for just one. For example, when he says to Mary about John the apostle John's going to take care you now John you going to take care of her. No woman behold your son son build your your your mother and me just say listen on the lookout for John didn't do that with a clear mind couldn't go back to see a will that was it was under the influence of that murder concoction. No, it was not verse 24 and when they crucified him. They divided his garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take all four Gospels rush over this, they simply say they crucified him, not daring to emotionally work into the story with graphics feelings of pathos sorrow. We don't need the graphics to know what's happening here. To feel it when you first read this is a Christian, did you need anybody to illustrate this to you on the screen. Did you get it through the power of the Holy Spirit is you weep when I first read this I weapon sometimes after I have a hard time this Reno standing up reading him say I don't want to lose my self-control of what is going on here.
Those men that recorded this event.
All four of them had no interest in detailing the horrors of it all.
They love the Lord Jesus so much it hurt them still to write John over 40 years later writing his gospel still hurt.
They were not going to dwell on it. They crucified him they crucified him. Okay that's how it is given twice and said that way in this section, the crucified and the crucified and like okay Hollywood makes money daring to illustrate what the disciples dared not to remember or record may we remember that when no emotions are useful but they can be quite a problem and they can they can mess things up.
Anyway, they divided his garments. It says here in verse 25.
The only material possession that we know that he was and that he owned his clothes to close on his back.
Birds of the air have nests of boxes of old Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head. These men they felt that they were entitled to his clothing, not his family, but they were entitled to all the hard work that was going into killing him depravity his sins work. Psalm 22, all written before Isaiah a thousand years before these events, the psalmist writes, they divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots to gamble for my clothing. You know, pick a straw pick a card, some means of trying to find out who's going to be the winner did not only have the seamless rope that says to Christians, seamless ministries, a good thing which is just administered to you don't see well the Hanover, but the joints in the everything is just seamless note fractions are reduced impressed with that. Well, they did not only have that garment on. He also had outer garments from the top of that, and this is what they wanted. Roman Catholicism drives on relics. This I don't say this to be mean-spirited. It is a fact anywhere else can you get thousands of dollars for the image of Mary. Whatever she looked like on a piece of grilled cheese. This happened $28,000 and there many other such things that are done like this in his name, imagine if they could get a hold of his garments. It would had a cathedral for this and if you say what I don't like hearing you say that what why because you know it's true. That's why because of it.
If I belong to a group that was doing something wrong and somebody pointed out and I couldn't disputed. I would like it either but I don't I wouldn't defend it. I hope this is shameful to to pray to Mary is bad enough then to claim some image of her, that speaks to humanities the devils work in stay away from that you, Paul said to the church call so you will complete in Christ which you are complete in him, you don't need to add to that when it comes to your spirituality to determine it says here in verse 24 what every man should take. So they opted out of the salvation and they preferred haberdashery paper fed preferred the little ornaments ago in men's clothing over salvation. Mark chapter 8 verse 37 we all know this verse.
What will a man give in exchange for his soul will they gave you lots of the that they got clothing. That's what they exchange.
Although they do wise and up towards the end of all this, verse 25. Now it was the third hour, and they crucified him Sears a second time they crucified him.
That's it. Trial occurred at 6 AM about sunrise. This crucifixion at 9 AM by 3 PM. He was, he gave up the spirit. He was gone from this life and his humanity again what do I do with all these Bible facts. I take them to the Lord and ask him what he wants to do with them. They belong to him.
My responsibility is to be diligent in giving God every opportunity to do something with me and there's a lot that goes into that logistics is big, you got a stay healthy to eat.
You gotta go to work and a lot of things you personal hygiene is haircuts you know this so much we have to do that goes into that that that's okay.
Even some time downtime entertainment, but all of those things exist there logistical they exist for the front line of our life to serve Jesus Christ and preach him in any church that doesn't preach that I think they have big problems anyway. This was the time of the morning sacrifice when they crucified him, and for the next six hours he was finishing up ministry while suffering I've been saying I've said this to at least three people this week. Not that they needed to hear it, but they gave me an opportunity to speak so that's what I said and what I said was ministry is suffering. If you not diminished if you not suffering in ministry, you probably not ministry me nonstop. Nobody can take that, but I mean it's it's it's it's it's not this just you standing up in the pulpit sharing everybody with the deep things of Christ. There's a lot more to it than is the same for you. You're no different if you're going to be effective to Christ for Christ you going to suffer.
So get ready for it and you may save yet but is it meaningless suffering. That's what I ask. I always ask, I don't want our useless life or a meaningless life is account. I don't always get answers oftentimes God leads me to just keep moving forward. And anyway, back to what we have here he is again suffering for mankind while the entire planet went about its business.
Verse 26 and the inscription of the accusation was written above king of the Jews. It is an inclusive statement that is put over his head. Mark truncates that he shortens it to the king of the Jews. John says this in chapter 19 of his gospel. The pilot wrote a title and put it on the cross and the writing was Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, and many of the Jews read this title for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city and it was written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin" of John Ansell pilot make sure that this this message gets out to all the dominant languages in land very careful about this. He doesn't know God is using him. He belongs with prerogative of God written in the Greek that's the language of the world's culture fact when the Romans came into a Guardian defeated the Greeks and they've got were now the world superpower. They love the aggression, culture, and they took as much of it as they could they change the names of God… Became Jupiter and things like that but the Greeks set the standard for culture and the Romans knew it Latin, the language of the of Rome. That's the world power and all of its creativity. It's building its equinoxes roads, its armies at war machines. Everything is bundled into the power of the world and we see it to this day the world people on earth can do incredible things only because God has given them the ability God withheld the knowledge just of electricity harness electricity yield is held withheld it for most of humanity is just within a few hundred years that now these things have been rolling out for us in man just thinks that he's doing it apart from God. He's wrong.
Well Hebrew is 1/3 language is the language of the world only revealed religion that is now becoming obsolete at this point in history when these events are taking place and so God says the whole world. All humans, religious, cultural, powerful, they have endorsed the death of my son. That is the statement. Again, the Greek intelligent man, the thinker, Rome, the industrious man a hard worker put those two together and add to that the religious man and there is encapsulated three dominant traits of humanity that functions very nicely without God for one lifetime and then that's it.
Well the crime against Christ was.
He was an enemy of the state treason. You know, he said he was king of the Jews. Well, Jude, Rome's essay will only Caesar risen and that's how they went about covering themselves. Verse 27 with him. They also crucified two robbers, one on his right hand and the other on his left. Coincidently, when he said to the one outlaw today you will be with me in paradise. What happened in purgatory goes to Paradise doctrinal statement is not something that we just dismiss his arsenic was critical point injecting false teachings into what God has revealed is sin. Anyway, come coming back to this, the two robbers, one will make his last choice and it will end in eternal suffering and misery, and the other will live forever. Isaiah again a different verse was still speaking of these things verse nine of Isaiah 53 and they made his grave with the wicked, but with the rich at his death because he had done no violence, nor was any deceit found in his mouth. Will the wicked are these two outlaws and the rich.
Of course, is Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus and they were likely not a know for sure, but there may have been others. Also, these outlaws weren't the only wicked people there. Of course, verse 28, so the Scripture was fulfilled which says and he was numbered with the transgressors. Isaiah 53 verse 12 he poured out his soul unto death, and he was numbered with the transgressors and he bore the sin of many, and many is not using the sense of will.
Not everyone, but just a lot it's it's more like the host of the earth to all inclusive. Anyway, God's word is never treated casually in God's word and that's what you have Mark pointing out these prophecies feel God called us nobody else refill this. This is right for Jesus Christ fulfilled Bible prophecy is a weapon against unbelief.
If we use verse 29, and those who pass by blaspheme him, wagging their heads and saying how you destroy the temple and build it in three days of the laughing at him, not knowing he is the one that created earth and the heavens and just cut the spout of space in six days only because he was taking his time, they could've just blinked and everything would've been there. Isaiah 40 this time. Verse 12. Speaking of Messiah, God again Messiah of the Old Testament is Yahweh of the Old Testament and Yahweh of the Old Testament is Christ of the New Testament says Isaiah 40 verse 12 about him who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand measured heavens with a span and calculated the dust of the earth. Princes measured the heavens, God said this anthropomorphic Isaiah is saying it's as if God said Smith universe about that date. That's the language that he is using race as he ways the mountains in scales in the hills and balances of courses, poetic language, but Psalm 22 is more direct peeking about this mockery of him that's going on. Psalm 22 verses seven and eight. All those who see me ridicule me, they shoot out the lip. They shake their heads saying he trusted and Yahweh let him rescue him, let him deliver him, since he delights in him.
If you are Christian and you serve Jesus Christ at some point you going to come to that place where you trust in the Lord witnessing is delivering it belongs to the ministry in Christ and that's why Job said, though he slays me. I trust him. Nonetheless, Psalm 22 again for the dogs have surrounded me. The congregation of the wicked has enclosed me.
They pierced my hands and my feet by me. You can't make this up, this is why the guilty, the judge, those judged by the Lord will not have an excuse. Verse 30 save yourself. They said to him, come down from the cross. They spoke right words with wrong meanings.
Nehemiah the Great Wall builder of Israel. Nehemiah was a leader night no politician, and he would beat you up for what is wrong side.
I love this guy. Anyway, you have sought excuses quantity save so I I chasing them.
I pulled a bid from the here I smitten. I smoke them just funny lately anyway not tended to be funny. What is what he said when they wanted to kill Nehemiah because he had here to close the wall. He built it didn't yet hang the doors so they said okay let's lay a trap in this column have a conference and will kill him. So they send a messenger and this is what Nehemiah sense of the message that comes and says hey come to this meeting so I sent messengers to them, saying, I am doing a great work so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you pinheads and say pinheads re-minted but anyhow. You see, why should the work cease and I come down to Mexico. Save yourself Jesus of your the Christ come down from the cross and save yourself in the responses. Why should I leave it and go down for you when I'm dying for you. Anyway, they supposed him to be weak, but it was the power of restraint. Mark's gospel 10 verse 45 for the even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life a ransom. Okay were almost done.
Verse 31. Some of you might be saying wedding say that 20 minutes ago. Likewise, the chief priests also mocking among themselves with the scribe said he saved others, himself. He cannot say that is right, he cannot save himself if he is going to save others continuously. These men had the power to prevent office and coarsely didn't want to do that and we remember that it was biblical ignorance on. They claim to be Bible teachers. They claim to honor the Scripture. They claim to uphold and even know it. I want to be that kind of Christian, I don't want new knowledge puffs up, and want to learn and become the oldest, is guy that judges everybody else with the Scripture. I want to be instrument in God's hands because of the Scripture or don't have time to get into how God dealt with them on this Isaiah chapter 1 verses 10 through 15 is one spot.
We just try to wake them up. This is satanically inspired that these people could be is stuck in ritual dead as a doornail religion the same time. Verse 32 let the Christ the King of Israel to send now from the cross, that we may see and believe even those who were crucified with him reviled him so they gang up on him while he's on the cross and they want another miracle you getting me, I can you programming if I were it just me in the flesh I would ask from the cross. Are you that stupid you watch me for 3 1/2 years do countless miracles that are validated and you're asking me for another one after you.
You telling me you killing me smalls community because nothing is happening here.
What is… Is horrid that is spooky that people can do this with religion. And so Jesus said, father forgive them for they do not know what they do, divided his garments and cast not have a close with this again. The cross of Christ him condemnation on all sin and an invitation salvation sinners that's with the cross of Christ supposed to move, thanks for tuning in to cross reference radio for this study in the book of Mark cross reference radio is the teaching ministry of Pastor Rick Gaston of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville in Virginia to learn more information about this ministry. Visit our website cross reference radio.com once you're there you will find additional teachings from Pastor Rick.
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