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The Cost Of God's Forgiveness - Part 2

Fellowship in the Word / Bil Gebhardt
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March 2, 2022 7:00 am

The Cost Of God's Forgiveness - Part 2

Fellowship in the Word / Bil Gebhardt

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Today on Fellowship in the Word pastor Bill Gebhardt challenges you to become a fully functioning follower of Jesus Christ.

The physical place is paying the spiritual price falls in seat was this that he said in the Godfather, let this cup pass from me. You see, it wasn't the physical torture of the cross which is overwhelming that had Jesus concerned it was this being separated from father experiencing the wrath of God joining us today on this additional Fellowship in the Word pastor Bill Gebhardt Fellowship in the Words the radio ministry of Fellowship Bible church located in Metairie, Louisiana going faster now is once again he shows us how god's word but an angel the lord spoke to philip saying get up and go south to the road that descends from jerusalem to gaza. this is a desert road and so i got up anyway and there was an ethiopian eunuch, a court official candace the queen of the ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure and he had come to jerusalem to worship was a proselyte and he was returning and sitting in his chariot and he was reading.

coincidentally, the prophet isaiah, then the spirit of the lord said to philip go up and join his chariot and philip ran up and heard. in reading isaiah the prophet.

he apparently was reading it out and he said do you understand what you're reading.

and he said well how could i, someone guides me and he invited philip to come up and visit with him. now the passage of scripture which he was reading was this, he was led as a sheep to slaughter, and as a lamb before cheers silent and so he does not open his mouth in humiliation. his judgment was taken away. who will relate. he says his generation for his life is removed from the earth and the eunuch answered philip and said please tell me of home. does the prophet say this of himself or someone else. he understand is a 700 years old.

i'm reading a topic i don't understand who is he talking about here.

while then philip opened his mouth and beginning from the scripture from the scripture. he preached jesus to him and they went along the road and they came to some water in the eunuch sedlock water. what prevents me from being baptized is converted right there with what text isaiah 53 and philip said, if you believe with all your heart, you may and he said he answered he said i believe that jesus christ is the son of god. any order the chariot to stop and they both went down in the water. philip as well as the unit getting baptized and when they came up out of the water. the spirit of the lord snatched away. that's what happens. the jesus often in the gospels, he just vanished and the unique, he said, no longer saw him.

the one on his way rejoicing about you, but i was with a guy and he baptized me and i got my warranties gone and be the big question on my mind it were to go maybe unless i find christ that day you see, you just experience the forgiveness of god based on isaiah 53.

see that's what happened to him. now i want to look at the actual crucifixion go with me to matthew 27 in verse 27 then the soldiers of the governor. they took jesus into the praetorian and together the whole roman cohort around him and they stripped him in a put a scarlet robe on him.

this is all mockery. remember that crime in which he is going to be executed is the claim to be king of the jews.

now, the romans saw this is a funny thing pilot sought is a ridiculously but the soldier saw the something funny so they mocked him, and put a robe on him and they stripped him in a paper the scarlet robe on him and after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put on his head and a read much like would be of most piece of bamboo would be a read in his right hand as a soda play scepter and they melt down before him and they mocked him, saying hello king of the jews. this was fun for them in a spat on that the roman soldiers think jews anyway, but especially they took the read and they began to beat a monad all by the way he had already been beaten since he was arrested slap and punched he was already scourged roman style with the kata nine tell with about nine leather straps with pieces of metal, glass, or bone sharpened, which normally took the flesh right off your body right on some story and say you could see ribs when you were done with a roman scourging in oregon that and are still mocking and they they mocked them and they took the scarlet robe for many put his own bondage back on him. they let them the way to crucifying this is usually through the public arena so that people can mock you as you go, as they were coming out they find a man inside me name simon who may pressed into service. the bear is cross, christ is now totally exhausted already and they came to a place called golgotha, which means the place of the skull and they gave him wine in it to drink mix with golf and after tasting and he was unwilling to drink and he says in when they had crucified him nailed him to the cross. normally, by the way, with reno's only one right under here when under here and then crossed her legs and usually go right above the ankle right through your achilles tendons and then they went on the cross and they began then notice they divided up his garments among themselves casting lots. john gives us a little bit like madden, john 19 apparently it was called a quick turn again or ask squad one of four would be at each crucifixion. jesus would've had likely five pieces of clothing he would have had sandals on, of course, he would have what they call a robe -like garment, but his undergarment headpiece about and then he would had a tunic. the tunica seamless. it's the thing of most value that you wore they split about probably four ways, each one had four and then they cast lots for that tunic.

that's what happened here and it says in sitting down, they began to keep watch over him. there above his head date they put up a charge against them, which read this is jesus, the king of the jews and at that time, two robbers were crucified with with him one on the right are one of the left. many believe this is probably barabbas's cohorts which would've been rebels and it says then and those passing by were hurling abuse at him and wagging their heads. now when ask you something if you want something on the news when the newscaster was a this can be so graphic that you may not want to see it and for some of you. you don't want to look but if you want something really graphic like us. it's really not a hollywood version. the real somebody brutally killed or something you can watch that is horrible and it will never be nothing like a crucifixion so to see somebody as smart as he was as beaten as he was put up our cross and you were there. your response be noticed with their responses. passing by their hurling abuse at the stomach and saying you are going to destroy the temple rebuilding three day save yourself if you are the son of god across in the same way, the chief priest also along with the scribes and the elders were mocking him and saying he saved others, he cannot save himself. he was the king of israel limit, come down from the cross and we will believe him.

he trust in god but god rescue mouth.

he delights in him, for he said i am the son of god mockery. by the way, there have been pathetic people executed in terrible situations, pows, etc. it is a horrible thing to see. but this is an empathetic person. this is the king of kings and lord of lords.

you see, if you are i in that situation.

the romans are crucifying us. you know what i am helpless about him is he helpless, not all things are created by him and for him. you see is not helpless at all. did he change this anytime he wanted to see anytime you want to stop any could change any of this vaporize the planet if he wanted to but he doesn't. the cost of forgiveness. then, ironically, to me, verse 44, the robbers would been crucified with him were also insulting him with the same words i can be preoccupied with my own crucifixion is a horrible thing excruciating by the way, if you want to know just how excruciating the book with the 1965 the passion of christ from a medical point of view. truman davis wrote this he said as the arms, fatigue, great waves of cramped sweep over the muscles knotting them in deep, relentless, throbbing pain with these cramps comes the inability to push himself upward hanging by his arms.

the pictorial muscles are paralyzed, he says, and the intercostal muscles are unable to act error can be drawn into the lungs cannot be exhaled jesus fights to raise himself in order to even get one short breath. finally, carbon dioxide builds up in the lungs and in the bloodstream and the cramps partially subside spasmodically. he says he is able to push himself upward to xl and to bring in life-giving oxygen hours of this limitless pain cycles of twisting joint lending cramps intermediate partial affix the asian searing pain as tissue is torn from the lacerated back as he moves up and down against the rough timber and the agony continues a deep gushing pain in his chest as the pericardium slowly fills with sarah mcbee and begins to compress the heart. it's now almost over the loss of the tissue fluid has reached critical level in the compressed heart is struggling to pump heavy thick sluggish blood into the tissues. the tortured lungs are making a frantic effort to grasp and small gulps of air. the markedly dehydrated tissues send their flood of stimuli to the brain that's on the christ captured that look but that's not the worst part for 45 now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour, three hours of darkness is on the cross for six but the three hours are now.

darkness about the ninth hour jesus cries out with a loud voice, eli, eli lamas, a box the knee and the other accounts and especially from the book of psalms.

i actually believe personally that he cried out that for three hours from noon to three over and over. he screamed out, eli, eli lamas, abbasi, my god, my god wife suffer sickening. you see he is paying the price that the physical price spiritual price is paying the spiritual price for all sin.

see, it was this that he said in the garden. father let this cup pass from me. you see, it wasn't the physical torture of the cross which is overwhelming. but had jesus concerned it was this being separated from the father experiencing the wrath of god. the wrath of god for your sin, my sin, all sin, all time. what is that i have no idea if some of those were standing there and when they heard they said this man's calling for elijah and immediately one of them ran, taking a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a read and gave it to him to drink, but the rest of them said let us see whether elijah will come and save them. and jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit will we know what he cried out to taoist.

i it is finished. john writes to taoist i get is finished. what's finished atonement.

the cost for forgiveness is finished you sure yes. look what happens. and behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom and the earth shook, and the rocks were split for me to do this before.

josephus writes that that video or curtain in the temple between the holy place in the holy of holies was 4 inches thick of woven material.

he wrote the chariots could not pull apart, it had an enormous amount of weight to it and he said as soon as he says it is finished. it just tears open from top to bottom. why would been reconciled with god. you see, now making a human being can go into the presence of god. the whole creation is changed. notice he says that the earth shook, and the rocks were split.

and then this little symbol of what it means in the long run. the tombs were open and many bodies of the saints with fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they enter the holy city and appeared to many dead are raised why the cost for forgiveness is been paid.

now centurion who had overseen many many crucifixions and he says, and those were with him keeping guard over jesus when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening. they became very frightened and they's said here's what he said truly he says this was the son of god is what happened.

he was so moved by the event. he goes this.

this is an somebody just on a crucifixion. this is something extremely different is the cost of forgiveness see the question is why did jesus have to die. time magazine, by the way, several years ago offer that up. why did jesus have to die and he asked questions.

the respondents of christians did is what kristin said when they were asked this question in letters and upcoming issue of time. jesus attempted to show us that death is not the end. secondly, jesus came to show us god the father. thirdly, jesus died to show us how life works and to empower us to live fully now and forever. jesus stood up to the injustices of the world and was crushed in the process, not in some way almost all the statements have some truth but that's not what isaiah said. isaiah said he was pierced for our transgressions, he died for our iniquities. you see, that's what he said.

you see, that's what jesus did.

romans 323 all of sin and fall short of the glory of god. romans 623.

the wages of sin is death. that's why john wrote in john 336 he that believes in the son just like the ethiopian eunuch has life he that does not believe in the sun does not have life.

but the wrath of god abides on you see that's why jesus christ said something that no other religious leaders ever said when he said i am the way, the truth and the life. no one will come to the father but through me is an incredible statement. i meet guys like mohammed, buddha, that's it. i think i know way.

i think if you do a bunch of things and jump to religious and you might be able prescott enough to let you in. there's a lot of religious ways to maybe appease god but there's only one who said i am the way, because i died here physically and spiritually.

i paid the price for god's forgiveness is no other name given among men by which we must be saved them.

illustrate how you do that gary and greg is a dallas theological seminary graduate, pastor is also canadian and he and his wife went on a tour of europe called the reformation tour and the tour was to begin in prague in the czech republic because of john hus who is really the first light of the reformation and so ingrid picks up the story as they're trying to get into prague. he says as the routine process dragged on, it became evident that something was wrong elizabeth that his wife and i are canadians, and as it turned out canada and the czech republic did not have at that time a reciprocal arrangement that waive the need for visas. no one had told us that we needed a visa to enter the country that seemed.

and knowing but surely could have been solved. easy enough. little did we know we were sent over to the appropriate office and i was frustrated that this was going to eat up some precious time, but i assume that we would be given away to deal with the problem that wasn't to be the immigration officer in charge had i am convinced filled whatever time course such officials receive his approach to me was very direct. you need visa to enter czech republic. we did know we know that nobody told us doesn't matter need visa, can we get one here not possible, but were booked on a tour won't stay in two days doesn't matter. need visa but the rest of our group got through. as a matter need visa, can we talk to anyone needed before you came too late here need visa. what are we supposed to do. doesn't matter stay in airport flyaway need visa uses whatever you may say about his style.

he left no doubt about his meaning. we were not going to get into the czech republic. it didn't matter that we did know the rules. it didn't matter that we were sincere. it didn't matter that that we will with americans look like americans sounded like americans of these most the time lived with americans were just as good and moral as the americans americans got in without a visa. we were canadians and canadians didn't we make calls to the tour director to the canadian embassy to the check officials.

the message was unanimous were not getting in. we need visa we ended up he says having to fly back to germany. we met our tour when it arrived in leipzig.

it turned out to be only a brief glitch in a very enjoyable trip, but i couldn't help but think of the spiritual parallels. as i sat watching others get in while i couldn't, it doesn't matter one bit to that immigration officer what kind of person i was, or how i measured up to the other people were going to go through. he didn't care how many degrees i had what positions i held one on her side receipt what testimonials i could produce some other people. he wasn't impressed by the stamps in my passport from the other countries that allowed me to enter all that mattered was that i needed a visa to enter the czech republic and i didn't have he says then i know that the analogy is far from perfect but i cannot help but think about what happens when we die one day each one of us will stand as a were at passport control in heaven. let me warn you ahead of time so that you will not be in the position i find myself in a visa is required.

your passport must have the stamp that says forgiven by god through faith in the lord jesus use of the good news is the stamp isn't hard to get.

he says you get it right now by putting your trust in the lord jesus as your savior and lord. he is made available through the wonder of the cross costly but complete forgiveness. god's forgiveness is wonderful is free for its costly if you never received it. get the visa. if you have don't take it for granted. not ever. it's just too precious. the spring father. i think even as christians sometimes we work. have a romantic notion of the cross.

maybe we've seen too many movies, forcing pictures, books that there is this sort of quiet subdued figure hanging on a cross and just being waiting to be ushered into heaven with father that some of the cross was like at all was horrible is brutal, physically, spiritually, he experienced the wrath of man. the wrath of god, and he did so for just one reason not because he had to because he wanted to. father i pray that if somebody here has never really receive the forgiveness that is so costly but so free to us that they do so just like the ethiopian eunuch.

he just simply said, i believe that jesus christ is the son of god father for those of us who are believers. please father have is not taken for granted.

we need passages like this every once a while remind us just how precious we are in your sight price that your son was going to pay for us in the wonder of the cross, forgiveness is ours. we think christ pastor broke apart on the radio ministry of fellowship in the world. if you ever miss one of our broadcast or maybe you just listen to the message one more time. remember the good a great website called in one that's one and you can listen to Fellowship in the Word online at that website you will find on with today's broadcast but also many of our previous audio programs as Fellowship in the Word. we are thankful for those who financially support our ministry and make this broadcast possible. we ask all of our listeners to prayerfully consider how you might help his radio ministry continuous broadcast on this radio station by supporting a monthly report just a one-time gift support for ministry can be sent to Fellowship in the Word. 4600 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, LA 7006 if you would be interested in hearing today's message in its original format that is is a sermon, the pastor will deliver during a Sunday morning service at Fellowship Bible church visit our website FVC that FVC and oh LA.O RG at our website you will find hundreds pastor Bill sermon you can browse through our sermon archives to find sermon series you're looking you can search by title. Once you find the message you're looking for. You can listen online or if you prefer, you can download the sermon and listen at your own. And remember, you can do all this absolutely free of charge. Once again our website FVC for pastor Bill Gebhardt. I'm Jason Denhardt.

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