<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Untitled Document The Sins That Crucified The Savior
Introduction
The sins that crucified our Savior are the same sins we are guilty of all the time.
There are many forms of sins, and they are all just as wrong now as back then.
This lesson will concentrate on the most obvious sins of the crucifixion.
It is hypocritical to condemn those who crucified Jesus when we have the same sins today.
Let us review these

Ignorance
Luke 23:34 “They know not what they do”
Acts 3:17 “you acted in ignorance”
1 Corinthians 2:8 “none of the rulers of this age has understood;”
These verses are just dealing with the crucifixion.
Ignorance is very destructive to every soul.
The truth is rejected in ignorance today.
The truth is important.
We need to instill in people the importance of the truth of God's word.
Ephesians 5:17 “understand the will of the Lord”
Hebrews 5:14 “trained to discern between good and evil.
Persecution is a result of ignorance.
There has always has been animosity for what is unknown.
People who are different are suspect of evil.
Just remember, the wrath of God will be upon those who persecute God's people.
These same persecutors would have no problem in killing Jesus today.

Hatred Of Good
Acts 10:38 “Jesus went about doing good”
John 10:32 “I showed many good works from the Father”.
John 15:25 “hated without a cause”
John 3:19-21 some loved the darkness because their deeds are evil.
Evil opposes good, those who love evil hate the good.
Gal 4:16 “become your enemy by telling the truth?
Proverbs 9:8 “Rebuke a wise man and he will appreciate it.
We should appreciate anyone who would try to straighten us out to do the things that are right.
When Jesus pointed out the faults of the Jewish leaders, did they appreciate it?

Prejudice
Preconceived judgment or opinion,
Unreasonable objection not based on fact.
An opinion reached without knowledge of facts.
It is especially bad if the prejudice is of a religious nature.
Because souls are at stake.
Religious prejudice is raging today.
We must examine every issue and doctrine and teaching with an open mind,
And compare with the word of Truth, the Bible.
Each generation must do this.

Envy
Discontent at the excellence or good fortune of another.
Resentful begrudging, or coveting.
Pilate knew that the Jews wanted Jesus destroyed because of envy Matthew 27:18.
The people were listening to Jesus and not them.
If we are not careful, we can be guilty of this sin as well.
Proverbs 3:31 “Do not envy the oppressor”
“Grass is greener” syndrome
Song: “how others prosper living in sin”
The envious only do harm to themselves and their loved ones.

Love Of Money
Judas betrayed Jesus for money Matthew 26:14-16
The love of money is the root of all sorts of evil.
The Lord is being betrayed today by those who have a love of money.
Many are too busy making money to work for the Master.
The gospel is perverted for the love of money.
Many preachers know what the people want and give it to them, all the while their souls are lost.
Preach the truth, tell it like it is, and let the chips fall where they may.

Lying
Matthew 26:59-62 false witnesses spoke against Jesus.
Matthew 28:11-15 the soldiers were paid to lie about the body of Jesus.
To hire someone to do your dirty work makes you just as guilty.
The sin of lying is still prevalent today.
Ephesians 4:25 Christians are to put it away.
Proverbs 6:16-19 God hates the lying tongue and the false witness
The sin of lying is one of the most prolific sin of all Christians.
All liars will have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone Revelation 21:8

Shirking Responsibility
Matthew 27:20-24 Pilate knew Jesus was innocent.
His job as governor was to protect the innocent and punish evil-doers Romans 13:3-4.
Because he feared the people and their threats, he allowed the crucifixion to take place.
Passing the buck is very prevalent today.
Parents shirk responsibility of parenting.
Spouses shirk their responsibility of being faithful and supportive of their spouse.
Members shirk their local church duties.
The result of this is lost souls.

Mob Violence
The mob threatened Pilate and he gave in Luke 23:21-24.
There are several cases where mobs were used against God's people. The book of Acts records several of them.
We should never follow a multitude to do evil. Exodus 23:2
Watch the news where a mob has gathered, and see if anything good comes from it.

Conclusion
We need to work to avoid the same sins that crucified our Savior.
All of these sins contributed to His death.
However what these people did not realize is that it was part of God's plan for the Savior to die this way.
It is not God's plan for us to behave this way.
Now, do you wish to confess your sins?

By Carey Scott from an article I read

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