Posts tagged ‘Crucifixion’

October 11, 2016

The God Who Was Pierced (Zechariah 12:10-13:1)

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On Sunday, September 18, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “The God Who Was Pierced” from Zechariah 12:10-13:1.

Jesus Christ endured the penalty we deserve for our iniquity. He was pierced to save us from our sins.

1. Look On Me—At Christ’s return, the non-elect Jews and Gentiles will weep and wail at the appearance of him whom they have collectively rejected him who now comes to judge them.

2. They Shall Mourn—The elect will also mourn, but their mourning will bring about repentance and faith.

3. To Cleanse Them From Sin—God took on a human nature to be pierced so that we who believe could be cleansed from our sin.

Listen to “The God Who Was Pierced” (Zechariah 12:10-13:1) at mcopc.org.

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October 9, 2016

Him Whom They Have Pierced (John 19:31-42)

Podcast Art JohnOn September 4, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “Him Whom They Have Pierced” from John 19:31-42.

A thousand years and more before the Son of God became man, God promised that a Savior would atone for his peoples’ sins.

1. Not a Bone Broken—Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs (John 19:31-33).

2. Pierced for Our Transgressions—But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe. For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken.” And again another Scripture says, “They will look on him whom they have pierced” (John 19:34-37).

3. Lo, in the Grave He Lay—After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there (John 19:38-42).

Listen to “Him Whom They Have Pierced” (John 19:31-42) at mcopc.org.

May 2, 2016

From Sorrow to Joy (John 16:16-24)

Sermons JohnOn Sunday, April 17, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “From Sorrow to Joy” from (John 16:16-24).

We know true sorrow in this world, but if Jesus has died in our place and was raised to life, then we most assuredly can have true joy.

1. A Little While—Jesus wants the disciples to know that when the night is at its darkest and he has been arrested, tried and sentenced to death, and when darkness covers the land during his crucifixion, that he will come back to them after his resurrection.

2. Lamentations and Rejoicing—Because we believe he is risen, we have joy despite the trials of life.

Listen to “From Sorrow to Joy” (John 16:16-24) at mcopc.org.