2009 Holy Week St. Mark DC - Part 9 (Good Friday)

"What Can We Believe About the Crucifixion of Our Lord?"


In the name of the father and the son the Holy Spirit and got him in. by the Lord's inspiration he chose for us the theme of believing. Today I want to reflect. On all there is to believe about the crucifixion of Our Lord. What we're going to hear today? Should be the foundations of our belief system. everything that Christ wanted us to believe in wanted us to know and wanted us to be sure of our Lord wants us to believe in his love. As I said a few nights ago. His love is Limitless. You cannot measure the love of Jesus. As we celebrate this Good Friday, and we looked are crucified Lord. What else can you say other than his love? The Lord tells us greater love has no man than this that a man lay his life down for his friends. Whether you accept that or not, that's fine. But that's what Christ had in mind. He said I'm going to offer the greatest love. I'm going to lay down my life. for my friends the summary of the whole Bible summed up in one verse the golden verse for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever Shall Believe in him shall not perish but have everlasting life for God so loved the world. He still loved each and every one of us. We cannot describe the love of God not by a sermon not by hymns. Not buy anything. You cannot describe the love of God. I want to tell you a story. We've all heard of Barabbas the prisoner. Rabbits when they was sitting his self is prison cell. You know the Passover is coming. And he hears that there's lots of crowds outside very far away. View notes this time every year. One prisoner is released. Does he looks to his sins it looks to what he's guilty of he was a murderer. He started a rebellion in the city. Who's a crazy man? It's not going to be me for sure. It's not going to be me. If anything. They're going to kill me if anything. I'm done. It's all over. and she began selling his thinking of the screening several hundred yards away Pontius Pilate standing before the crowds and he looks before the people need says who should be released to you this year. And the people shot there was one of us. He's listening self. All he can hear is Barabbas Barabbas. I'm a dead man. I'm a dead man, because they're shouting. then Pontius Pilate asked what should we do about Jesus of Nazareth? The people showed up crucify him crucify him. sitting in prison cell thinking I knew it. I knew it. I'm a Deadman. begins to weep and he's sitting in his jail cell. Waiting for the hour of his death. And here's a nice prison cell. That's it my hour. The prison guards, they grabbed him by the hand and begin to walk him. outside for all the people he looks She's a Man hung up on a cross Brabus looks and says Who's that? They say this is Jesus of Nazareth. Brabus is thinking man. What did this guy do is worse than me. It says it out loud and they say Actually didn't do anything. over and over again Pontius Pilate set I don't know why you're accusing this man is nothing wrong with him. You look across inside this man. It's man took my plea. I wonder how he lived after that. I don't know how he lived his life after that. I wonder What mission he carried out after that? I'm sure he carried out the mission of Our Lord. What an amazing love what an amazing love that he experienced that day. the Christ took his place and he deserved each and every one of us deserve. I said don't worry. Aldo I'll go for you. ivacy silent descendants Couldn't help himself. He loves us too much. The Lord said Jeremiah chapter 31. Yes. I have loved you with an everlasting love. Yes, in case you're wondering anything else. Yes. I have loved you with an everlasting love and my love is never going to fail. I love you so much. We were the only people on earth. You were the only person on Earth I Believe In Christ. Would do it all over again. Just for you. Nothing bothers me more the one I look and I see. the readings where it says the weather has at him and they said He saved others he can't see himself. People looking Tim saying look at this fool. You raise the dead man? You raise the dead man cave and save himself from the cross. I wonder what I would have done if I was Christ on the cross. He ain't his words. Then I got to keep watching superheroes growing up. I had a blessed are those people with some kind of spray or something that is owned it. Resent me. What are you saying to me? Didn't you see all the Miracles that I did? not crisis Good deals on the cross. Sorry, I can't. I love you too much. in fact I preferred my hands would be nailed to the cross that they would stay open to you forever there now. I can't move them. I can't close them on. I nailed my hands to the cross. So that you could live. Love you like a father. New episode of John we hear that God is love his nature is love. For some reason we go through right we should get over and over again, but she's letting you can't do anything else. But what else would love to do? What else would love to do other than show his love in this way. Thank God but his love. Our sins are like this Crown of Thorns right here. painful We cried to the Lord me see my sins are too heavy. My problems are too much. I am too weak. I says don't worry and I hope the two of us. What the code is I'm going to put you as number one in my life. I would have brought you as number one. As you see in the crown of thorns. How amazing is love? Saint Paul says in Ephesians chapter 3 that you may be able to comprehend with all the saints. What is the width and the length and the depth and height? What is the width and the length and the depth and height? To know the love of Christ which passes all knowledge. If there's one thing that you have to believe you have to believe that Jesus loves you you wish to believe that. You're never going to understand his love. Yes, he was man. He's also God don't look at his love as a limited. Love of a man. Destroyer gods his love is not something that we will ever understand. fruits that conclusion believe in this leaving his love What is Tim he wants us to believe. What is that you're forgiven? How many times did the devil come to us and say? Many people were forgiven. But your son's are pretty bad. What lotions? Bedroom forgive your sins. This is not the time to approach. That sees who you are. As soon as he says that he sees the thoughts that you're thinking. He knows all your intentions good or bad. Don't come to the Lord you see Christ made sure that he could tell us. You could tell us the true character of Satan. He is a liar. And the father of lies don't believe him you are forgiven. What did you go through all this? Did he go through all of this? So that your sins no matter how bad they are wouldn't be forgiven. If there's one thing everyday, you should come before the cross and say my sins are forgiven because of this cross my sins are forgiven. Do not forget that when the devil puts deceit and deceives you and why is he tells you you're not forgiven believe believe that you're forgiven? For God did not send his own son into the world to condemn the world. That's not why he came he didn't come to judge us. He came de. The world through him might be saved. Baby stands on the cross and he said father forgive them for they know not what they do. Say something else say something else. To Father forgive them I came for this purpose. Does anytime? The people little forgiveness with those dirty people to cross that were shot was dirty things to him and crucify him and whipping him if there was any time that I think it would be more appropriate for request to say father forgive anyone to make it clear to us that no matter what our sins are they going to be forgiven. It was at this time. Thank you Lord for saying it at this time. It's too much Lord. If that doesn't convince you let's look at the people that you let off the hook. the adulterous woman who was caught in the act of adultery does not defending there's no gas anywhere. She's guilty. This is where are your accusers? Where are your accusers? They do not condemn you and I don't condemn you this is the adulterous woman. Have the Samaritan woman? She was a Samaritan. the enemy of the Jews she was a sitter with 5 husbands or husbands and she's with is not her home is not a husband. She was a woman at the time that was. No, strikethrough. Just three strikes against her. What does he say? What does Christ tell her before she repented? If you knew the gift of God and who it is who asks if you have a drink. You would ask him and he would give you living water. I was one of the disciples thank God that he arranged they wouldn't be there because it was. What who asks you for a gift before I asked you for a drink of water. He was giving it to them. Can you show us a better get over? This is this is the Samaritan woman by my husband when she's hurt his mad. This what all she has to do is ask and believe what I did for a living water and if she drinks that live in the water, it's going to be in her phone to the living room to text implored believe he came to forgive believe that he came to forgive. if Peter if Peter who denied him three times at the cross. Go to the song White said it's always to forsake you Lord. I won't forsake you I'll even die with you. purposely Let's see. Let's see. Still forgave him. definition of Judas he washed Judas feet. He was judas's feet. Ninja Gaiden go ahead what you do every one of us wants to kill. Even Christ forgave him. He just couldn't believe it. He couldn't believe that he would be forgiven. If there's one message that God wants us to know he had the crucifixion expect more forgiving. Let me have the right hand Thief. It says Remember Me Oh Lord when you come into your kingdom will be sick in bed easy. What award has really does he deserve it but much that he said today before any of these people. Today you can be with me in Paradise. He came to forgive he came to forgive. Have sent Longines who is the one that pierced the Lord spear. OK Google What's the weather? He pushed her at the end. apsu Now, he's one of the scenes of our church. I think he was a bishop in the church. we have the Great Soul of Tarsus assess his disciple Timothy. the end of his life he says This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance that Christ. Jesus came into the world to save Sinners of whom I am. chief whom I am chief. He came to save Sinners he care. Deserve the truth or centers daughter was persecuting the church. Teacher of the law in persecuting the church. He came to save sinners. As far as the East is from the West. So far has he removed our transgressions from us so far as the East is from the West so far has he removed our transgressions from us? You can't imagine so great a love. You have to believe you're forgiven. You have to believe that you're forgiven. Jeremiah there's no more shall every man teach his neighbor and every man his brother saying know the Lord for they shall all know me from the least of them to the greatest of them says the Lord for I will forgive their iniquity and their sin. I will remember no more. Sometimes we hold on longer to our sins. fajitas Forget your sins. This is a joyful day my brothers and sisters. This is a joyful day. Our sins are forgiven. This is our King on his throne. Our sins are forgiven. He wants us to believe in the power of the cross. Next day Satan was defeated. Satan who everyone is afraid of I said don't worry. I've defeated any change in 2000 years. And this day he freed us from all the bonds of sin and was dead at the cross. Shook the whole Earth. Not only did it carry that only the depressed KY landlords, but all the sins of all of mankind. closest power Miss cross the border this crosses hours. He's giving us this power through his Holy Cross. He wants us to believe that you are his. You are his. And you are anointed with the my room he put his seal upon you. You said you were mine for you were bought at a price. Glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's you're no longer your own. Thank God thank God, but I don't I'm not in charge of myself anymore. It's all his people just me. He takes care. He is the owner. mini says John chapter 10 and I give them eternal life. And they shall never perish neither show anyone snatch them out of my hand. No one can take you out of the Lord's hands. You're his. You want to see his sheet, but we should his brother who you lay his life down for. your heinous no one's going to come near you. 0 test cross he said see I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands. Never going to forget you. You are mine. I didn't go with you on the palms of my hands. So precious are you you are his you must believe this you must believe that you are not of the world. You are his. Your beginning and your ends are with him. He wants you to believe. But you have access to the father. Cousin John 16:23. And in that day, you will ask me nothing most assuredly. I say to you whatever you ask the father in my name he will give you never happened before that. You can ask the father in Jesus name what you ask is going to give you even better than that. He says in the same chapter. What day you ask in my name? And I do not say to you that I shall pray the father for you since Christ speaking. For the father himself loves you. Because you have loved me. Chris is telling the disciples because you've been with me this long because he's been with me this whole time because you followed the road because you serve the Lord leave me my father loves you. You have direct access to the father. All because of the cross. This is a joyful day my brothers and sisters. access to the father also This was the day that the veil was torn in the temple. And there was no separating wall between us. and God it looked you wants to say you have access to the kingdom you have access to the father. Don't ever forget that and it's never going to be closed. It's never going to be close to you. Just remember these things these are things that we need to believe in this Good Friday. best way to believe in his Heavenly Kingdom He said let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me. In my father's house are many mansions. It could work out so I would have told you I go to prepare a place for you. I'm going to my father I was sending to my father to what purpose. Prepare a place for you. Believe in his kingdom believe it's that I can put a hold has been telling us. The kingdom of God is within you. It's right. There. It is right there. We cannot forget it. In the Liturgy. The priest is always playing. For the people if they would have Heavenly minds they would think of heavenly things. Do not sync. Heaven is a farfetch thing. It's something so far away from you Heavens the kingdom of God. It's right there and it was made available to us on this and when she was crucified. Hermit in the monastery when I was there. I sat with him and took me to sell. He was telling me don't be complicated in your spiritual life. This is a hurt it don't be complicated in your spiritual life. Just be a friend with Jesus on Earth. Don't play big roles. Don't make things. So complicated just be a friend with him on Earth. And where is it going to take you your best friend very simple. What does DC ology letter they just stopped going to send you to be his friend with him again? It's as simple as that. The Kingdom of Heaven is open to each and every one of us believe these things. This is a day of Joy. This is a day of rejoicing. This is a day of all smiles. Everybody is smiling. Everybody should be. Your smile is just go from one side to the other. From cheek to cheek just everybody should see it but he's giving you his kingdom believe that you're forgiven. He loves you. This is a special day my brothers and sisters Rejoice smile. Every believer here should be smiling. I know you're hungry and they were tired and I was sleepy smile. This is a special day. Glory be to God forever. Amen.