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October 24, 2020 6:00 am
Pastor Russ Andrews discusses the trials of Jesus and answers the question, "Who was on trial - Jesus or humanity?" drawing from Mark 14: 53-61.
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So much for the valiant order ward is incredible. It's like a deep well and it's true.
It's full of life. Lord you the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through you. We thank you Lord for your grace in your mercy, we thank you Lord Jesus that you humbled yourself and became a man and you endured such incredible suffering, including being separated from fellowship with your father.
You and you did it for each one of us had each one of us in mind when you die on the cross and the were so thankful that your rose again the third day to validate the claim to be the son of God and the Son of Man love you Lord Jesus I pray that your word will go forth tonight and accomplish the purpose for which you intend is in your name that I pray the name that is above all names, the name of Jesus a man so it's not we continue the second part in our series entitled the cup of God's wrath. As we learned last week, Jesus began to drink from this cup in Gethsemane is the full realization of the suffering and pain separation began to weigh heavily on us so we can't fathom what he went through Jesus so dreaded the hour that was upon him, that he asked his heaven father to take it away from him, but he humbled himself and said father not my will but your will and he literally sweat droplets of blood. So tonight we're going to focus on the trials of Jesus. But here's the question what you think about what was really on trial.
Jesus or us.
God will mankind.
I want you to consider this, Jesus came into our world preaching a message of good news, a message of hope, he healed the sick Sight to the blind, healed lepers, the cast out demons a minister to women and children raised people from the dead.
He was in the world and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. They committed no sin and no deceit was found in his mouth when they hurled their insults at him.
He did not retaliate.
He suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree so that we might data sense and live for righteousness for his by his wounds. Man, that you and healed. Let me ask you another question had given falsely accused of doing something that you know you didn't do if you happen you understand what it feels like if you're like me you want to defend yourself.
You want to lash out.
What I remember one day when I was in the eighth grade and we had just come in from lunch and Mr. copy things. Pay was not in the class ship and we were all getting our seats and I don't believe this, but a little he was just sitting there minding mount business. When this friend of mine from the other side of the room, walked over, his name is Joe and he began hitting me for some reason I have no logic to this day. Why sortie think I did. I stood up my hitting back in the moment it hit him. Mr. Daines Walden look at the two of us and he scolded us he told us to sit down and that's the whole classroom of that afternoon at the beginning of TV he was going to give us a paddling and I did what Donna probably should've done defend myself. I said Mr. Daines. They came all the way of the sit in my desk and the more responded, the more he was determined that we will go to both feet out so that afternoon at the very beginning of class.
Everybody is standing around in Mr. Daines makes Joe and I bend over and grab our ankles and he had a panel that was about 3 feet long and about an inch thick. He walloped me in general, the back and it hurt, but what one that was. I was embarrassed after he was totally unjustified sit. My experience pales in comparison to what happened to Jesus. First of all, I'm sure was not totally innocent.
While Jesus was. He was totally completely innocent get.
He was arrested and bound with ropes Mont ridiculed and spit upon to speak with Rod's torture beyond recognition and he was crucified on a cross connected before the world. Philippians chapter 2 verses five through eight describes the humiliation that Jesus endured Jesus listened his words carefully.
But when this was a him there was actually son back then and on the expression Holy Spirit. Paul included it in his letter to the church in Philippi. Jesus, who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness and been found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on the cross we can't come close to understanding what it really means that the Emperor himself.
Theologians believe that he did not actually give up his deity, but that he temporarily laid aside his glory and submitted to the humiliation of becoming a man, but the pinnacle of Jesus humiliation came in three stages during the last about 10 hours of his life stage one was the agony of Gethsemane lineages were trial stage II was the shame of the trials bringing false accusations and that's the state with a look at tonight in stage III will look at next week or the week after that and that has to do with the suffering of the cross, resulting in his separation from his father's fellowship in his death that brings us to Marquette before things if you have your Bibles. "You take your Bibles and turn would lead to more chapter 14 we want to begin with verse 53 in here. Mark writes this, they took Jesus to the high priest and all the chief priests and the elders and the teach the law came together. Peter followed him at a distance brought into the courtyard of the high priest there. He sat with the guards and warned himself at the far, the chief priest in the whole Sanhedrin looking for evidence against Jesus so they could put them to death.
You see, they are determined that there were put to death, but he says they do not find any evidence.
Many testify falsely against him, but their statements do not agree, then some stood up and gave this false testimony against him.
We heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with human hands and in three days will build another not made with hands, will he never said he would destroy the temple. He said when you destroy the sample. Yet even then their testimony did not agree, then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, are you not going to answer what is this testimony that these men are bringing against you, but verse 61 says that Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again, the high priest asked him are you the Messiah, the son of the Blessed one.
And Jesus said I am, which is what the Old Testament name for God. I am in you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand, the mighty one and coming on the clouds of heaven, and that it says that the high priest told his close and he said why do we need more witnesses. You've heard this blasphemy, and he looks at the 70 men that were with him.
This is what you think and they all condemned him as worthy of death, and then some listener. This is a bunch of supposedly holy religious men, they begin to spit at him, blindfolded him struck him with her fist and said prophesy just joking with him mocking him and the guards took him and made him what I want to know.
Many times a night is I would like to explain the number the timeframe and the nature of all these trials of Jesus endured that night, after being led away from Gethsemane. So history is altered here. There were six trials, three religious trials in three civil trials the religious trials were conducted by the high priest and the religious leaders. While the civil trials were conducted by Pilate, who was the Roman governor of Judea and King Herod Jesus was found guilty at all three religious trials and innocent at all three civil trials. Here's the timeframe and guess what you can get this timeframe is if you look at all four Gospels, Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane sometime very early on Thursday morning at the begin to pass. If it was probably about 1 AM in the morning and then he was bound and led to the house of Annas that you would pick that up in Mark yet to go to one of the other Gospels. Annas was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, and he used to be the high priest was happy for about 10 years before he was deposed by the Roman government and then he was replaced by his son-in-law, Caiaphas, but Anna still wielded a great amount of power and authority and that's what they took him to Annas first and Annas declared him guilty. At about 230 in the morning contracted with me. Then they took him to Caiaphas and all the chief priest and the elders and the scribes came together. When Jesus stood before Annas. He was solid and now that he standing before Caiaphas, he remained silent and this was this amazed Caiaphas.
He couldn't believe it and release the ohmic and charged him what would you be doing not be responding obsolescent right I can you say that I never did that. This is what Caiaphas asked him are you not going to answer these charges.
But Jesus just stood there and he didn't say a word and this was all in fulfillment of Scripture Isaiah chapter 53 verse seven says he was oppressed and afflicted. You did not open his mouth. He was led like a lamb to slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth to guess when you study the Bible you see it's true that was written by the prophet Isaiah, who lived a 700 years before Jesus was even born. If you don't know if the Bible is true. Just study it just the moister the Bible, the more solid ensure my fate becomes so since Jesus would not speak calves had no choice but to place him under it.
So in Matthew's account we learned that the high priest said to him, I charge you under oath by the living God tell us if you are the Christ, the son of God Is one of note, do you claim to be the Messiah and some theologians they would Jesus never claimed to be the Messiah. Yes he did listen to this. Jesus said yes it is as you say, but I say to all of you is literally 70 men in the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the mighty one and coming on the clouds of glory, and with those words of Jesus sealed his fate because he was headed where to the cross that was his destiny by the time these religious leaders come to the guilty verdict. Jesus had been standing before them, from about 230 the morning is now about 5 AM in the morning but they still needed an official verdict of Sanhedrin is important to note that only after daylight the legal trial take place and solicit they will breaking one law after another. By having the trial at nighttime, and they knew it, but she didn't care that it didn't matter than that it was illegal.
All they want do is get rid of this man salute 22 460 success at daybreak sons coming up the Council of the elders of the people, both the chief priest and the teacher law met together and Jesus was led before them. So now we see this third trial and once again they require Jesus to claim that he was the Christ, and once again Jesus said I am in for the third time he was declared guilty time. Now men is about 6 AM then the whole assembly rose and led them off to Pilate. The first civil trial.
The pallet could not find anything wrong with this man. And so when he heard that Herod was in the city. The syllabus will certainly hurt.
He would pass the buck as of the chief priest and the teacher, the law follow Jesus and they stood outside Herod's palace accusing Jesus because I could go into a Gentiles house because it might defile them in the other planning the murder man to see the irony in Herod who'd always wanted to meet Jesus plot him with question after question, and Jesus gave no answer.
One reason he wouldn't answer Herod's Herod was the one who beheaded John the Baptist who was Jesus first cousin you don't mess around when Jesus then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him dress them in an elegant road. They sent back to pallet after finding him innocent time is now seven in the morning to pallet called together the chief priests, the rules and all the people he probably gathered at the on his porch, and this is what he said to them, he said you brought me this man is one who was inciting the people to rebellion how to examine him in your presence and found no basis for your charges against him near his Herod, for he sent him back to us. As you can see he has done nothing to deserve death.
Therefore, I will punish him in the release him.
So this is when he sends him to be scourged say he was thinking that he discouraged him bad enough and brought about for the people they would have simply let them guide but we will see later.
That's not what happened.
So the time. Now men is 8 AM as I asked you at the beginning who was really on trial here, God or mankind, can you really put God on trial where you can eat but we do. So what does it mean to put God on trial for first, we put God on trial.
We question his word, the Bible. This is exactly what Satan did in the garden when he said to the woman, did God really say, did God really say the serpent said to the woman you must not eat from any tree in the garden.
Guess what is it will got set.
Now he just said is one tree for 10,000 of the present that you can eat from, but just not that one. We also put God on trial.
When we twist his work this exactly what the woman did. And Satan did when she responded to the serpent and said we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden but God did say you must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the milk garden and you must not touch it or you will surely die for God so you must not touch it. I see she added that you back to the end of Revelation.
You'll see that it says. Anyone who adds to the word will suffer all the punishment that you say alter the book of Revelation. You don't add to God's word. You don't subtract from it. God means what he says and he says what he means and is recorded for us in this book that is to the test of time and finally we forgot on trial. We question his authority. This is what the religious leaders did when they asked Jesus by what authority are you doing these things and who gave you authority to do this for nasty. Do not put God on trial today, just as mankind is always done.
Do not judge God. Have you ever question God's word. If you ever doubted it. You see when you question the Bible you're really questioning God your judging his word, renovating his word.
Do what judge you. Have you ever heard someone twist Scripture to mean what it clearly does not mean I could give you many examples of preachers right here in Raleigh who twist the word of God happens almost every Sunday last year.
Listen to the sermon of a popular young minister. He twisted the words of John chapter 3 where Jesus clearly says to Nicodemus that you what must be born again. Enough listening to Billy Graham, the writer this afternoon and is like God was confirming to me stand and tell them you must be born again pilgrim said you must be born again.
This minister said that the Greek phrase Guinness say another Guinness say nothing. He said it does not mean born again, this was a minister say it to start – it is only morning means more from above and then he gave a very twisted to what born from above me will guess what born again is what makes it an image born again and more from above, but the point is this Jesus was referring to a second birth, this one Nicodemus said how can a man enters mother's womb and be born a second time for the minister twisted that I have to say is the worst heresy that I've ever heard in my life. Coming from a man who claimed to be representing God. He was twisting the word of God's church was packed before Kevin, 19 out of the weather right now but a lot of churches men who don't proclaim the truth of God's work close because of covered lightening and I have the cyclist public God allowed Kevin, 19 to shut down men and women in the church were not preaching the truth see Paul once about this in second Timothy chapter 4 verse three and four and is so relevant to our day is what Paul warned Timothy about for the time will come. Timothy when they were not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gathering them a great number of teachers to say with the itching ears want to hear.
They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths is a myth that a man a woman does not need to be born again in many men and women are buying into that law there with forgot on trial. We did not his authority over our lives, how we do this we remove God's word from the public arena because we don't like what it says you know somebody actually put the 10 Commandments in the Supreme Court with the image of Moses for a reason and if the ACLU have their white they would strip it away just like to have your many times with the 10 Commandments in our courtrooms. They have to go to Washington DC got a lot of different monuments strip weather versus that our founding forefathers put their we define marriage the way we won't today is we don't like the one way that God has designed and I got news for you. If a marriage is not between one man and one woman. I don't care what they call it is not marriage, not a Gonzalez and we declare that a woman has rights over homebody the very body that God himself created the creed of the little body. This inside her body, which is totally different from her body but she thinks she has the right to kill that little baby walked To God's Judgment, Look No Further Than That One Thing so Usually on Trial. We Are God Is Watching This What I Want to Leave You Guys Were Tonight. One Day, the Judge, Whose Name Is What Jesus Christ Is God the Father Is Entrusted All Judgment to the Son He Is Going to Return Is Going to Show the Whole World by Whose Authority He Speaks and This Is Why Jesus Said to Those Religious Leaders and You Will See the Son Of Man Sitting at the Right Hand of the Mighty One Coming on the Clouds of Glory, One of That Was Reporting to the Second Coming When He's Going to Return, Not As a Baby in a Manger, but a Judge Filled with the Wrath of God Almighty Don't You Take Your Bibles. This Will Go in with Tonight Culture Turn to Matthew Chapter 25. By the Way I Meet with a Group of about 15 Young Man Who about 19 and 20. They All Go to NC State so These Guys Would You Start a Link about a Month Ago and We Covered God Recover Jesus. Last Week We Covered.
You Must Be Born Again and Yesterday We Covered Health As Part of Seminal Hail Note Wonder Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church to Hear Message about Hail Was That Because We Want to Go Dressed up Really Nice in Here Wonderful Sermon They Go Have Some Fried Chicken but You Know What Jesus Said More about Hail Than Anybody Else in the Bottle.
Look at Verse 31 so Here in Verse 25.
Map Jesus Is Describing His Return and What Will Happen When He Does Return in What You Meant to Listen Carefully, Because This Is Exactly What's Going to Happen. It Is in Our Future When the Son Of Man Comes in His Glory. God Sees the Words of Jesus. And If You Have a Red Letter Bible. This Is in Red When the Son Of Man Comes in His Glory, and All the Angels with Him, He Will Sit on His Throne in Heavenly Glory Right Here Got on Planet Earth. All the Nations Will Be Gathered before and I Don't Have a School Happens Will Probably Take A While and He Will Separate the People One from Another As a Shepherd Separates the Sheep from the Goats. Mommy Said He Compared the Truth to a Sword and When You Bring a Sword and What Is It Doing the Divides We Still Not Cross One Believed in One Didn't Says He Will Put the Sheep on His Right and the Goats on His Left. Then the King He's the King Will Say to Those on His Right, You Are Blessed by My Father Take Your Inheritance, the Kingdom Prepared for You since the Creation of the World He Created This World in Seven Days. Can You Imagine What Is Done in 2000 Years Was to Look like.
Look at Verse 41, They Were Say to Those on His Left Report from the You Are Cursed into the Eternal Fire Prepared for Who the Devil in the Age That Will Have Time to Get This but Hail Was Not Prepared for Us Is Prepared for Satan and the One for the Ages Who Rebelled against God, Then You Said This Was Left Apart from Me You Are Cursed into the Eternal Fire Prepared for the Devil and His Angels Then They Will Go Away to Eternal Punishment, but the Righteous to Eternal Life. Can You Imagine What It Would Be like If Jesus Looked at You and Said, Depart from the These Will Be the Most Dreaded Words, a Human Being Could Ever Hear This from the Mouth of Jesus Himself. As I Said Jesus Is More about Hail Than Anyone Else in Scripture Guessing Use Very Vivid Language. He Said That He'll Will Be a Furnace of Fire. The Place of Eternal Punishment, Where Their Worm Not a Warm but There Warm Does Not Die and the Fire Is Not Quenched Where There Be Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth and It Will Be a Place of Total Darkness. And Then John Writes Your John Was Given a Vision.
John Wrote the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John Is Given a Vision of the Future and Here's What He Sees in Revelation Chapter 20 Seizes Great White Throne Judgment Is the One That Were Talking about and He Says If Anyone's Name Was Not Found Written in the Book of Life, He Was Thrown into the Lake of Fire Is Your Name Written in the Lamb's Book of Life. I Hope so. Can You Imagine What He'll Be like I Can't.
So Question Comes a Month of These Descriptive Words to Be Taken Literally. The Lord Will It Be a Real Far Well I Could Be Wrong, but This Is What I Think.
I Believe These Words Are Symbolic, but This Could Be Wrong but I Believe the Eternal Fire List. This Will Be Just As Bad If Not Worse, If That If It Were a Real Far Talk and What Will Happen to a Man's Soul Billy Graham This Afternoon Said That the Whole Universe Cannot Fill a Man's Soul.
That's How Important Your Soul Is to God.
I Believe the Profile Refers to the Torment of the Soul That Will Never Cease. It Would Never Come to an End. I Believe When It Says Their Worm Will Devour the Wicked Will Know Away at the Wicked Is a Guilty Conscience That Will Know Away at a Man or Woman Ever and There Will Be a Pill You Can Take to Get Rid of It.
The Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth Point to the Pain and Agony, Probably Even the Anger of Those Who Will Still Be Rebellious. Listen, There Will Be Some People Inhale Who Still Repent, Listen, Hail Is a Real Place Where the Soul Experience Everlasting Darkness Was on Know This Is Difficult to Hear That We Need to Hear the Truth. This Gas and I Meet with on Monday Afternoon Young People They Will Hear the Truth. It Is Speak the Truth to Me. Do You Want Jesus Warned about Hail so We Won't End up There.
Jesus Went to the Cross and Endured All That Satan Get the What Him.
Why, to Save Us from Hell. So When You Say That You've Been Saved.
One Link Even Say from His Hail and Listen, Here's the Goodies. The Moment That You Saved God Write Your Name in the Lamb's Book of Life, and He Didn't Have an Eraser What You Been Born Again, You Cannot Be Unborn, One a Young Gaza Comes on Monday As Reasonable If You Become a Believer. Can You Ever Become an Unbeliever. Did You Ever Lose Your Place with Ghana Said No. I Sit Just like You Can't Lose Your Physical Relationship. I Told Him I Said You Go to China and Change Your Name and Reject Your Parents or Your Mom Adapts to Your Mother and Father. Yes Is Even Involve Some Claim to Be an Unbeliever That Would Be Truly Okay Even If I Believed It Because I Belong to God.
I Want You to Hear the Heart of God Is Equal 33 Verse 11 Says As Surely As I Live, Declares the Sovereign Lord, I Take No Pleasure in the Death of the Wicked, but Rather That They Turn from Their Ways and Live Life -39 since God Is Patient with You.
He's Been so Patient with Me As Ridiculous. I Deserve Hail I Do.
God Is Patient with You Not Wanting Anyone to Perish, but Everyone to Come to Repentance Cement Listen. If You've Never Truly Repented. If You've Never Received Jesus Christ As Your Lord and Savior Don't Later Tonight without Doing Business with God. The Graham Said This on the Radio This Afternoon. He Entered with This I Tell You Now Is the Time of God's Favor, Now Is the Day of Salvation. Do You Why God Doesn't Destroy Evil Procedures for Evil. He Would Have To Stroll the World and No One Else Would Be Saved past That Point God Sees All the Evil in the World and He Is Restrain Himself from Destroying Evil Why Somebody Would Be Saved Tomorrow. The Spring, Follow Thank You for Your Word. Thank You Jesus for What You've Done. Thank You for the Man to Come, Your Lord, I Pray That Every Man in Here If They Don't Know You Will Know You Tonight and Receive You, by Faith I Want Is All One Day to Be on the Other Side of Death and Walking around the Streets of Gold with You and Will Be Half Five at Each Other and Enjoyed Your Creation and Living the Life That You Plan from the Very Beginning over Love You Nietzsche. We Pray for Our Country Together to Have Mercy on Us. Please, Lord, Have Mercy on Us.
Forgive Us for Many.
We Love You Lord Being a Christian Is Not about Being Religious but about Having a Dynamic Alive Relationship with Jesus Christ You Been Listening to Finding Purpose with Pastor Russ Sanders Local Triangle Ministry Glorifying God by Helping Men and Their Purpose for Living. You Can Discover More about Finding Your Purpose in Life by Checking out the Resources Finding Purpose.net Connect to Finding Purpose on Facebook. Pastor Russ Would Also like to Extend a Special Invitation for You to Join Him in over 300 Other Local Tribal Men Study God's Word Together Every Tuesday Night at 7 PM in Downtown Raleigh. Find out More Finding Purpose.net. This Is the Truth Network