The Weight of our sin and the cross
2 Corinthians 5:20-21
20 Therefore, owe are ambassadors for Christ, pGod making his appealthrough us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 qFor our sake hemade him to be sin rwho knew no sin, so that in him we might become sthe righteousnessof God.
Have you been reconciled to God? Have you recognized the weight of your sin. If you are hoping in your own righteousness you have no hope.
Palm Branches – Palm Sunday
One of the first things you think is the entrance of Christ into the city.
Jesus rode and cult that had never been ridden before but yet had total control of it exercising his dominion over Earth and Animals.
They were quoting praises reserved for the Messiah, and praising Him as King. They did not fully recognized Him as God. Jesus knew what was to come. He was sovereign over the donkey and over the cross.
When the pharisees rebuked him for allowing his disciples for calling him the Messiah he said if you stop them the rocks will cry out.
He knew these people would turn their backs on them.
Water Basin and Towel
The Washing of Disciples feet.
God in the flesh, that deserves more praise then any king, and he is bowing on his knees to serve his disciples. This was reserved for gentile slaves. He was showing his identity of serving the lowest of the low.
This was so we could be reconciled to God.
Peter is always staying stupid stuff.
If we don’t recognize our need for Christ we can’t come to Him.
As Christians we need to remember that God has served us, washed our feet, he did what we could not do what for ourselves.
We need to be the most loving, forgiving, people on this planet.
We need to wash the feet of those of betray and hurt us.
The Bread and the Cup
The Last Supper
The blood goes back to the passover, the reminder that his blood is our passover. That Death now passes over us. Jesus bared the weight of our sin. We have a mighty of God. No one is out of reach because of the Blood of Jesus.
This Garden was lonely and a dark dark place.
The disciples fall asleep in the garden, how often we fall asleep when God calls us.
This reminds us that Jesus was fully man. He died for those that could never get it right.
We are sinful we need a savior.
Jesus never fell to sin after experiencing every temptation.
Jesus was willing to go through this. He knew Judas was coming.
He was dying for our sins.
Crucifixion was reserved for the worst criminals.
He was beaten and mocked.
The same people who waved palm branches a week earlier, screaming crucified him.
How often we turn our back on God.
Imagine the weight of the cross and our sin.
The Greatest weight that was laid on Jesus was our sin.
He who knew no sin became Sin. That the Father had to turn away.
Our sin, your sin, my sin that Nailed Jesus to the Cross.