Saturday, March 20, 2010
The Passion and Compassion of Christ
Speaker – Crispin Schroeder
I. Intro, Text – John 12:20-31
II. The Passion of Christ – Matt 16:21-24
A. Jesus as “Christ”. Christ= Messiah
B. What “Messiah” meant to Peter and others.
C. The strength of God only appears ________________.
• “When God flexes his omnipotent muscle, it doesn’t look like Rambo or the Terminator—it looks like Calvary!” – Greg Boyd
D. Jesus not only took the penalty of sin but also faced the worse abuses of sin personally: Slander, rejection, hatred, betrayal, bruised, beaten, mocked, crucified. He faced all these as a man (Phil 2:5-11)
III. The Compassion of Christ (Hebrews 4:14-15)