January 20th 2019 Funabashi Baptist Church Sunday Service
Scripture:Mark15:22-26 Sermon title："The notice of the Accusation"
The story of today 's sermon is from the passage where Jesus was
crucified in Golgotha. The place where Jesus was
crucified is the hill of Golgotha.
Golgotha means skull. When Latin changes to English, it is "Calvary".
Hymn singing after the sermon is "On the Cross of Calvary".
The church of the Holy Sepulcher is currently built in this place.
Roman soldiers tried to offer wine mixed with myrrh. But Jesus did not take it (verse 23). Wine mixed with myrrh is a kind of painkiller, it is a warm consideration to sinners. Jesus did not take it. Jesus tried to accept all the pain of the cross.
Then the soldiers put Jesus on the cross, cast lots and divided the
Jesus’ clothes. (verse 24).
The author of the Gospel according to John said that
“Let’s decide by lot who will get it.” This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said, “They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.”[
Certainly in Psalm 22, there are a few passage reminding Jesus.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken
me? (verse 1),
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads. (verse 6-7)
In the written notice of the charge on the Jesus' cross said: the king of the jews.
Roman governor, Pilate wrote "the king of the jews" in the notice because he could not find sin in Jesus. So he wrote because the crowd called Jesus "the king of the Jews."
At that time, no one believed Jesus as the king of Jews including Pilate.
However, "Jesus is the king" is not wrong. They would have noticed that after killing Jesus on the cross.
If we have a notice of accusation, what will be written down there?
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:10
But I now arraign you and set my accusations before you. Psalms50:21
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin - because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. Romans6:6-8