Friday, March 02, 2012

Exalting the Crucified King

Perhaps no inscription in the history of the world has been so double-edged as this one: "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." The Jews hated it because it heaped the shame of the cross on them. Pilate loved it because he hated the Jews. Christians love it because it is true. In that horrible crucifixion, mentioned so simply by John, Jesus was lifted up as the saving King. He fought the fight and won the battle, fulfilling the Scriptures and saving his people from their sins. What humiliation and yet what hope this ought to provoke in us! Join us this Lord's Day to worship Jesus as the sovereign King.

Songs
O Sacred Head Now Wounded (#139)
Doxology
Not All the Blood of Beasts (#136)
It Is Finished (#138)
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (#137)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Exodus 26; Psalm 119:113-128
New Testament: Galatians 4:21-31

Sermon
Jesus the Exalted King - John 19:16b-37


JDP
High Country Baptist Church of Colorado Springs

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