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Christ's Words of Agony - Part 2

June 30, 2019 Speaker: Michael Knight Series: Special Topics

Topic: The Lord's Supper Passage: Matthew 27:35–27:50

As Christians, we can have confidence that God will never leave us. (Hebrews 13:5-6) We can follow Christ’s example on the cross Who, though in distress, did not distrust God the Father. Learn from Christ’s example in Matthew 27:35-50.

(You can listen to part one of this sermon series here.)

Christ’s Words of Agony

1. The Awfulness of Sin

2. The Character of Sin’s Wage

3. The Absolute Holiness and Inflexible Justice of God

4. The Explanation of Gethsemane

5. The Savior’s Unshakable Faith in God

• These are words of distress. 
- Jesus had enjoyed unbroken fellowship in eternity past with God the Father. The worst agony He suffered was not the physical or emotional abuse, but it was His being abandoned by God the Father. 

• These are not words of distrust.
- Despite the anguish over His Father's forsaking Him, His faith never wavered. (John 8:29)
- Christ called out to God the Father, “Why have you forsaken Me?” (Psalm 22:1)
- When He asked that question, Jesus already knew the answer. (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 10:11-15; Psalm 16:10) Jesus needed to be our sinless Substitute. 
- Jesus quoted Scripture to Himself on the cross.
- Jesus was forsaken for a time, but He knew that God the Father would not leave Him in the grave because He knew the Scriptures

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