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The Burial of Jesus

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October 8, 2021 6:39 pm

The Burial of Jesus

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October 8, 2021 6:39 pm

Stu & Robby talks about the event recorded in all four Gospels, highlighted in the ordinance of believer's baptism, mentioned in all the major creeds of the faith, and is a part of prophecy: the burial of Christ. They explore Luke 23: 50-56.

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Enjoy it, share it, but most of all, thank you for listening to the truth. Podcast network. This is good Truth Network the event were talking about today and experience truth has been recorded in all four Gospels. It's a part of prophecy is been highlighted for 2000 years in the ordinance of believers baptism and it's mentioned in all the major creeds of the faith where we talk about the burial of Jesus was icing. You heard a whole sermon on the burial of Christ.

This even speaks to why we bury versus cremate will given that controversial topic today on experience truth between the two monumental events the huge events of the death of Christ and the resurrection of Christ, we have the burial of Jesus Christ and this we will need a secret disciple who comes out of the closet and services to risk everything to care for the body of Jesus. Even the burial of the sun god is a planning yes Jesus saves Robbie Gilmore.

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I always want to have you in the in the seat right here is my copilot. I spiritually so no read Luke 2352 56 now, behold, there was a man named Joseph a councilmember good and just man. He had not consented to their decision. Indeed, he was from Arimathea city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God, this man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen and elated in a tomb that was hewn out of rock where no one ever been lame before and that day was the preparation and the Sabbath drew near and the woman women who had come with him from Galilee followed after and they observed the tomb and how his body was laid then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils and they rested on the Sabbath.

According to the commandment. That's the word of God Robbie. It is in the first question is to take is right in the so why is the burial of Jesus so significant well is significant. It confirms the reality of his death you bury someone would you know that their dead right Christ had to die for our sins.

It was prophesied in Isaiah 53 verse nine and in the words of Jesus himself that he be buried is it's clearly taught as part of the gospel in Scripture, the great gospel passage first Corinthian's 50 Ripoll says this is paramount right, how that Christ died for our sins according to Scriptures that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, which I rub all over the Scriptures, especially Romans six verse four talks that were buried with him in baptism. It's also beautiful picture of transition required before the new resurrection life can spring forth and finally burial it richly illustrates the idea of rest after Christ mighty work of redemption on the cross. It is finished work Jesus Christ rested very somehow God rested on the seventh day after creation. So there's so much rich stuff in here that the burial of Jesus. One of the evening a very one of the kind of unknown doctrines of Scripture that will teach a lot about, but the character a certain character services who gets right into this with us and we don't.

So what we know about Joseph and this is different. This is in a stab at well and talk about that and then this second part is question right there is what causes the secret disciple to come out in the open and one of the risk while so Arimathea Joe severity or was he was 25 miles northwest of Jerusalem.

It's in the land of the tribe of Ephraim. Joe Joseph is a very common Hebrew name.

It has the same roots as the name Jesus, which means deliver. It's fascinating how Jesus is life for your little mention earlier his life. His book ended by two Josephs's stepdad and this man in both play critical roles. One was a guardian before and after his birth. The other was a guardian of his body after his death is interesting to Josephs. He was at the mention of Joseph and get in Genesis that in a clearly was young, took care of his whole family there. They belonged about yet. He was very important to the bid, the life, the birth of the death of the preserved preservation of I guess they were then buried his or her health Genesis we have that's a great point.

So there's some neat things with Josephs in the Bible in an Joseph burial thing about the bones man. Yes, you just lit up my whole world. Unlike Madison's genitals, there is a lot there yet with it be that the bones of Joseph and what he sees and I will be buried with my father.

She did what he buried with the pharaohs and only bury with you in any giants is interesting to judge another connection with the Joseph and the burial burial was really significant rain didn't at her in second, but he was a councilmember also which was the elite body of judges known as the Sanhedrin which we've we've met already part of really, they were all part of the condemning of Jesus but Joseph of Arimathea did purchase me that he was a good and just man Matthew as calls him disciple his gospel, but John eight 1938 indicates that he feared the Jews though he was a secret disciple. We have some of those right.

Nicodemus is another one he came just by night in John three so finally he comes out and emerges into what is intent once again take the for you to come out of the closet for your faith was in a take for you to step out and publicly announce that you are with Jesus. So anyway Christ in him. You know the fulfilling Isaiah 53 98 were told by either the promise antichrist was with a debt rich with wealthy and as you know, this was a wealthy man's tomb and he was the guy man that took him off the cross. Well, right there, he went. I mean imagine that particular thing in university two says is very interesting this diversity to it says he went to Pilate. So use of site diversity wants us some really neat things about him. He himself was also waiting for the king of God. He believed he trusted versus two says he went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Now, first of all, is considered unclean for Sanhedrin even cross that threshold at door to go to Pilate's quarter. Pilate's hall so you know here he's cross a lot of social lines ethnic lines. To do this but this is a very bold step, potentially risking his whole life he always had the wealth to go that high up on the Roman Fuji no-hit to the ability to have that kind of access and but but this is important. Here's White's important crucifixion. Victims were never afforded the rights of regular burial so this is goes to this question right here Robbie, which I want to ask it and will border tile. This in here. Why did he have to get Pilate's permission. Why was Pilate surprised by the suddenness of Jesus death yes so a lot of things going on your pricing is nearly dead. We talk about you know ANB you got someone wanting a crucifixion victim, which is to the Jews and unclean person to the Romans. We don't want to dignify this person's death by giving them a burial of burial was asked to complement like a burial was actually a way of giving someone a legitimate rest a a a ceremony of sorts and so is a preparation of the Passover. The bodies could be left off the cross. Anyway, so the questions were they to take these bodies and from you in the Gehenna area in the trash dump of town on normal crucifixion did victims crucifixion victims would die over period of days. The need by wild animals made by vultures.

This was a case where Christ body and the bodies had come down per the Sabbath and they had to be disposed of before sundown and handling our ordinary Sabbath and this was preparation for Passover such as egg right in. This is the body of the Lord of the Sabbath who is resting after his work going into the Sabbath rest the seventh day, so a whole lot going on but fulfilling all kinds of prophecies and they went around to break the legs that the legs you know that the good could be a bone broken per I believe is Psalm 3419.

Not one of his bones are broken.

John's Gospel talks about how they speared him the side and agree that scar so you have oh 3420 of Psalms impact on science and Passover lamb, you can break. It's been break any bones is right so so they took the body down this question right here. Robbie asked this question order want to kinda picture yourself at the scene of the cross is gruesome execution bloodied Jesus Christ on the cross asked that question either. What would have been like to take down the body of Jesus from the cross and why the hurt. Can you imagine Robbie being a part of that detail you're going to go you need to get that body off the cross you okay on affixing the nails the hands from the nails and feet from the nails somehow with the latter somehow. Maybe they took the cross out and dropped it on the ground but somehow taking this extracting this body a dead body of your Lord and Savior the King of the universe, the giver of all life taking that body and the Roman executioners had affixed the living body of Christ the cross for shameful extermination.

Joseph and his company took the body down to give honor and just burial so they were actually doing the opposite of what was intended for this, but that not to embalm and that's with the Egyptians did, but this was a Jewish custom to raffle body was spices in order to offset the beautification that would come naturally in the smells and occasional that so this this fall would be given, we heard about murder remembered his birth again. His birth was the Wiseman goal phrases and murder so the spices were also put on his body. Maybe they weren't so sure of the resurrection we look back to Hazel, you need three days with this stuff right wall. He did know that for sure and there is also a question about his funeral. I mean, what would have been like to be at the funeral of Jesus Christ. There thought about that and that there is the angle from my perspective. Christ means the anointed one, as this you know the word Messiah in Hebrew, and so this in its way. As this is his final anointing before the resurrection is he's anointed numerous times through the Scriptures here. He's not getting another one yeah and anointing advocate yeah you been a lot of funeral. Robbie unloaded and like to have a funeral for you and I have bought a lot older knew that I had to go yet you and I have both felt what it was the old Yogi Berra say always go to people's funerals as he may not go years, but that but there's something significant you know about Jesus Christ. The funeral for Jesus Christ and course we don't want to go beyond Scriptures that there's no record of like a ceremony of the all got together but very likely around his body. Maybe still at the cross, or maybe as they are in tuning him and Joseph of Arimathea is tuned. There was some sort of maybe a prayer said he has there anointing the body is there wrapping the body right and in the burial linens very likely there's some sort of little service for Jesus, the one who just not weeks earlier at the graveside of Lazarus said I am the resurrection and the life you believe me, though he died yet he will live in here. They are having a little ceremony with that not of been a phenomenal just a fascinating account of a bird on as English enemy that is likely Mary that was Lazarus's sister and I was likely there and how many hours you was it that her brother came out of the grave and you know what were her thoughts, trying in you know she can probably still vividly remember her brothers burial clothes they came off him are all their hopes and dreams being buried. Now I'm the one who inspired them. The one who led them the one who wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger is now participating in wrapping his body in burial cloths and linen and applying murder.

Maybe some of them are given her by those Wiseman who knew that he would need this. Who knew and that message that this newborn King would be a royal king but also be a lamb sacrifice and he would take away the sins the world so really just fastening so we are going to come back to the burial of Jesus really one of the greatest events in history that is the least to spoken about in Bible yesterday to next time because were to tackle this tough topic of cremation versus burial. It's not can use countries you think born to get into why are those significant in why does it even matter. Next time I can express. True, they read the words yourself share the word meditate on it, memorize it this week we been in Luke chapter 23 verse 52, 56, and will pick right back up there next time on experience. Truth. This is the Truth Network say what would you do if you are a new Christian and you didn't have a Bible to Michael Longworth by the way, from the Bible, the international you probably say well and hop in my car and go to Christian bookstore or have one shipped to make one of those word options sing with him due to the faith. I mean II need to know what it means to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus, you know, you would pray that someone, anyone would bring you a Bible and that's exactly the way it is for literally aliens of Christians around the world are part of our spiritual family there new to the faith they want to know what it means to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus but God has them planning where it's very difficult to access the Bible and that's why the Truth Network and Bible league of teamed up to sing God's word to 3500 Bible as believers around the globe. Our campaign is called the world needs the word five dollars sins of Bible $100 since 20.

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