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Date: February 24, 2013

Message Title: The Saddest Moment in History

Scripture Reference: Matthew 27.32-54
Tags: gospel, new testament, matthew

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Central thought: If we would not be forsaken, we must learn what the cross is meant to teach. ...

Central thought: If we would not be forsaken, we must learn what the cross is meant to teach.

I. Symphony of humiliation portrays Jesus as a suffering servant (32-44)

            A choir of mockers . . . A chorus of truth

II. Cosmic signs of sovereign control (45-54)

A. When the day went dark: Jesus became sin for mankind

    sin sets out to destroy what God has made good

B. When the Savior went silent: God’s plan for redemption was finished

    Jesus came to die for sinners

C. When the curtain came down: God made Himself accessible to every saint

   Jesus came to make a way for man to get to God

D. When the watchman confessed Christ: the gospel revealed its power

    the cross was God’s plan to rescue sinners

Encouragements:

   1. The cross shows the fullness of God’s love

   2. The cross shows the fullness of Jesus’ commitment

(what Jesus did, He did for you and me – not Himself)

Applications:

   1. Find strength in Jesus’ strength

      (God is always at work, whether you get relief or not)

   2. When you feel forsaken, don’t let your emotions take control – God has not forgotten you

       (How you deal with your hardest situations is when your testimony has its greatest potential impact)