6.6.09

Mark 10.32-34 "Three Persepctives" (Pt. 1)

I have been sick since yesterday, so I can only offer the outline of the sermon for tomorrow. It is the first of a three-part series called "Three Perspectives on the Way to Jerusalem". I have preached this are a single sermon before, but am splitting it up for more detail and to emphasize different points for those who attend Emmanuel Ministries.

And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise. (Mark 10.32-34 ESV)

Perspective of Suffering (The Savior) FOCUSED

Anticipation (v.32a) style type="text/css">
  • Jesus also explains that He will rise from the dead and He did!

  • Unlike any other “religion,” or “religious leader,” Jesus’ prophecy was true and fulfilled and He did rise again

  • No other would-be savior rose from the dead and lives forevermore

  • On the way to Jerusalem Jesus would face two foes

    • Roman authorities

    • Jewish religious leaders

  • The disciples were “amazed”- probably at the determination Jesus demonstrated in the trek to His death

  • The other followers were “afraid”- probably looking to Him as a political leader with battles upcoming- ones they might be drawn into


Atonement (v.32b-34a)
  • Jesus describes how He would be treated

    • Delivered to Jewish religious leaders and then Roman authorities

    • Mocked, punished and killed

  • Jesus warns that He will be delivered to die in Jerusalem

  • They lose faith in this later at His crucifixion


Assurance (v.34b)
  • Jesus also explains that He will rise from the dead and He did!

  • Unlike any other “religion,” or “religious leader,” Jesus’ prophecy was true and fulfilled and He did rise again

  • No other would-be savior rose from the dead and lives forevermore


Jesus was focused as He traveled to Jerusalem. He knew the task and suffering before Him, but He knew it was necessary to bring salvation to the human race. The people around Him did not understand at this point, but some would understand eventually.

What Jesus was going to Jerusalem for was His death- the payment for the sin of those who would receive Him.

Realize we are sinful (Romans 3.23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”);
Realize that Jesus paid a death penalty on our behalf, paying the wages for our sins giving us eternal life (Romans 6.23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”);
Realize we must call on Jesus for salvation and commit our lives to Him (Romans 10.13, Philippians 3.14, “For 'everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'” and “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”)

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