(LK. 23:46)

1. Momentous event recorded: Matt. 27:45-50; Mk. 15:37; Lk. 23:39-46; Jn. 19:28-30
2. The death of Christ is the basis of our salvation—as understand it better, we will be more thankful & committed!

I. Actual, Factual, Historical Event
A. Jewish Leaders Affirmed He Died (Matt. 27:62-63)
B. Roman Leaders Affirmed He Died (Mk. 15:44-45)
C. His Disciples Affirmed He Died (Lk. 23:50-55)
D. Our Salvation on the Reality of This Event (1 Pet. 3:18)

II. Prophesied
A. David Clearly Prophesied His Death (Ps. 22:15-16)
B. Isaiah Clearly Prophesied His Death (Isa. 53:8-10)
C. Jesus Clearly Prophesied His Own Death (Matt. 20:18-19)
D. Jesus Prophesied His Death as the Basis of Our Salvation (Jn. 3:14-15; 12:32-33)

III. Voluntary
A. Isaiah Said He Would Die for Us Without Protest (Isa. 53:7)
B. Christ Had Power Over His Life & Died Willingly (Jn. 10:17-18)
C. Christ Gave Up the Glories of Heaven to Die for Us (Phil. 2:5-8)

IV. Universal Provision
A. Christ Came to Offer the Bread of Life to All Men (Jn. 6:51)
B. God Wants All to be Saved, Christ Died for All (1 Tim. 2:3-6)

V. Vicarious: For Others, Undeserved
A. He Came to Die for Stubborn, Straying, Sinful Sheep (Isa. 53:4-7, 11)
B. He Came to Die for Enemies Not Friends (Rom. 5:6-8)
C. The Holy One Died for the Unholy Ones (1 Pet. 3:18)

VI. Reconciles
A. Enemies Are Reconciled to God by the Death of Christ (Rom. 5:10)
B. Our Sins Make Us God’s Enemies, Christ’s Death Makes Us Friends (Col. 1:21-22)

VII. Baptized Into: United With
A. Baptized into His Death: Our Sins are Forgiven, Our Lives Must Change (Rom. 6:1-4)
1. Preach His Death: Preach Baptism
2. United with Christ & His Death: Receive All Blessings of His Death
3. Baptism: The Moment of Forgiveness, Death to Guilt & Bondage of Sin
4. Must No Longer Live in Sin

1. Great lessons to absorb: Actual, Factual, Historical Event; Prophesied; Voluntary; Universal Provision;
Vicarious: For Others, Undeserved; Reconciles; Baptized Into: United With the Death of Christ
2. Let us be: More thankful! More committed!
3. He died for you—Come to him!

Ron Halbrook

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