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Behold the Man!

Behold the Man!

Summary: The most important aspects of Jesus' mission are seen even from the beginning of His passion narrative.

Key Scripture (John 19:1-7): 1 Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands. Pilate went out again and said to them, “See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him.” So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no guilt in him.” The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he has made himself the Son of God.”

They beheld the One...:

  1. Who Suffered (John 19:1-2)
  2. Who was mocked (John 19:3)
  3. Who was the Truth (John 19:4-5)
  4. Who lived out His purpose (John 19:6)
  5. Who proclaimed His identity (John 19:7)

Important Takeaway: Jesus wasn't a condemned martyr Who died for a cause. He was the Savior Who died for sins.

What The Gospel Is NOT:

  1. It is NOT going to church
  2. It is NOT reading the Bible
  3. It is NOT doing good things
  4. It is NOT believing in God

What The Gospel IS:

  1. Recognize we are sinners (Ro. 3:23)
  2. Know that our sin separates us from God (Is. 59:2)
  3. Realize we owe a debt for that sin (Ro. 6:23)
  4. Accept that this makes us an enemy of God (James 4:4; Ro. 5:10)
  5. Understand that Jesus paid that debt on the Cross (Colossians 2:14)
  6. Confess and believe (Ro. 10:9-10)