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Today on Bott Radio, I forget which show, they talked about Jewish trials in Jesus’ time. From the teaching this is the jist,

1. On the first day they hear the testimony and give a judgment.

2. The court then departs for two days to seek the Lord and determine that the decision was correct.

3. In all it was a three day process.

The Sanhedrin completed both facets of Jesus’ trial on the first day.

The thought I took away from all this is that on the ‘third day’, after they were to seek God which they didn’t, God came back with the decision despite them,

Christ is innocent.

Despite the best efforts of man to corrupt the process of law God once again administered righteous judgment.

Every word of God is pure - “Every oracle of God is purified.” A metaphor taken from the purifying of metals. Every thing that God has pronounced, every inspiration which the prophets have received, is pure, without mixture of error, without dross. Whatever trials it may be exposed to, it is always like gold: it bears the fire, and comes out with the same lustre, the same purity, and the same weight.

He is a shield unto them - And this oracle among the rest. “He is the defense of all them that put their trust in him.

Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible

A trauma surgeon describes the effect crucifixion would have had on the human body | Central Christian Church | Wichita KS

DENMARK: The Blood Of Jesus Christ

….even in tragedy, God is amazing. He is faithful. He is good. Because His character is not dependent on my circumstances. He has done many wonderful things in my life, but His character is not revealed through my wealth nor through my safety nor through my comfort.

His character is revealed through the cross.

And as I think of my son crushed, his skull broken, his form lifeless, I can think of only one thing.

Our Father did it willingly. For me. For you. For the world He loved so much He gave His only begotten son.

Happy Easter.

- Roscommon Acres

How many say this day,
We have no king but Caesar?

How many say this day,
Crucify, crucify, crucify Him?

How many say this day,
It is but a distant thing?

How many will see this day,
Death finally ring?

Were You There, Shai Linne

This story starts at the climax, we find that time’s lapsed- don’t mind that
It’s kind of like a night cap filled with divine acts
We zoom in the lens on Christ’s agony on the garden
Doomed for His friends- His tragedy for our pardon
Foreseeing the Father’s cup of wrath has Him stifled and weak
He’s sweating blood with His disciples asleep
The Prince of Peace knows the beef shall increase
Since the thief approaches with the soldiers and the chief priests
His arrest is not just- neither is the trial
While Jesus is being treated foul, He sees Peter’s denial
He’s sent to Pilate, to Herod, back to Pilate
The violence of humanity at its finest
So now He stands before the crowd doomed to die
An angry mob who’s yelling out “crucify”
The way they treat the Lord of glory is debased and it’s foul
But you miss the point if you don’t see your face in the crowd

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there? Were you there? (4x)
Man, sometimes it causes me to tremble
Yo, sometimes it causes me to tremble

This story starts at the climax, we find that time’s lapsed- don’t mind that
It’s kind of like a night cap filled with divine acts
We zoom in the lens on Christ’s agony in the garden
Doomed for His friends- it had to be for the pardon
And delivery from misery of kids who speak wickedly
Sinfully, inwardly slick with the iniquity
We see disciples sleep and mock today with a lot to say
But we do the same thing when we don’t watch and pray
Like Judas, we sell Christ out to get the treasure
Whether it’s the cheddar or forbidden pleasure
Like the chief priests, we want Christ to surrender
But we want Him out the way when He doesn’t fit our agenda
Like Peter, we have misplaced, fleshly confidence
But we’ll deny the Lord when faced with deadly consequence
Like Herod, we’re curious about Christ because He’s famous
But we quickly get bored with Him when He doesn’t entertain us
Like Pilate, we see Christ and find nothing wrong with Him
But when the world chooses the wicked, we go right along with them
Despite His kindness, we seek to do our Maker violence
The fallenness of humanity at its finest
So now He stands before the crowd doomed to die
An angry mob who’s yelling out “crucify”
The way they treat the Lord of glory is debased and it’s foul
But you miss the point if you don’t see your face in the crowd

This story starts at the climax, we find that time’s lapsed- don’t mind that
It’s kind of like a night cap filled with divine acts
We zoom in the lens on Christ’s agony on the garden
Doomed for His friends- His tragedy for our pardon
Foreseeing the Father’s cup of wrath- it has Him stifled and weak
He’s sweating blood with His disciples asleep
The Prince of Peace knows the beef shall increase
Since the thief approaches with the soldiers and the chief priests
His arrest is not just- neither is the trial
While Jesus is being treated foul, he sees Peter’s denial
He’s sent to Pilate, to Herod, back to Pilate
The violence of humanity at its finest
So now He stands before the crowd doomed to die
An angry mob who’s yelling out “crucify”
The way we treat the Lord of glory is debased and it’s foul
Ashamed, I bow because I see my face in the crowd.

Shai Linne, The Atonement

When God went on trial

http://www.harvest.org/radio/program-archives/by-series/greatest-stories-ever-told-2009.html
  • When Darkness Reigns — I
    John 18
    When Jesus was captured, tortured and crucified, it seemed that Satan was having his way. Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us that Jesus went to the cross willingly. But what was He thinking as He sacrificed His life?
  • When Darkness Reigns — II
    John 18
    Since Jesus died for us, we ought to be willing to live for Him. But many have a hard time yielding their lives completely to the Lord. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us what a wise decision it is to place our lives in the hands of the giver of life.

  • When God Went on Trial — I
    Luke 23:1-24
    Pastor Greg Laurie offers a look at the day God went on trial. We’ll examine the trial of Jesus, and among the people in the story, we see snapshots of how people regard Jesus even today. It’s a lesson about the danger of indifference with the most important decision we ever make.
  • When God Went on Trial — II
    Luke 23:1-24
    Some people choose the things of this life over having a relationship with Jesus. Pastor Greg Laurie says that’s a dead-end street. Pastor Greg shows us a case study from the account of the trial of Jesus. Listen today, to the Bible teaching of Pastor Greg Laurie.

  • The Day that Christ Died — I
    Luke 23:20-43
    Jesus died for us … what have we done for Him? Pastor Greg Laurie shows us the privilege and challenge of “picking up our cross” and following the Lord. It’s a look at “The Day Christ Died” and our response.
  • The Day that Christ Died — II
    Luke 23:20-43
    Why couldn’t God just decide to forgive our sins … why did Jesus have to die? That’s the question Pastor Greg Laurie tackles today. If you’ve ever wondered about that, Pastor Greg gives us four reasons the death of Jesus was necessary.

  • It is Finished — I
    Matt 27/John 19
    Pastor Greg Laurie points out, sooner or later, for every person, there’s going to be a final statement … last words before we die. Often they’re deep and meaningful … but never more meaningful than when Christ hung upon the cross. We’ll look at the Lord’s final statements from the cross.
  • It is Finished — II
    Matt 27/John 19
    As Jesus hung upon the cross, He said, “It is finished.” Today, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how that statement declared our freedom from the sin that once controlled our lives.

  • Noah: A Last Days Believer — II
    Genesis 6
    After the Lord delivered Noah from the flood, Noah remembered God. He gave the Lord the credit and worship He deserved. Pastor Greg Laurie says there’s practical application in that familiar story. He’ll point out the importance of praising God for His deliverance from our time of trial.
Track: Matthew: Behold Your King!
Artist: Ray Stedman
Album: Adventuring Through the Bible
Plays: 4

Matthew: Behold Your King!

Beginning in the New Testament we move from the realm of shadow, type, and prophecy, into the full sunshine of the presentation of the Son of God. The Old Testament speaks of him on every page, but speaks in shadows, in types, in symbols, and in prophecies — all looking forward to the coming of Someone. You cannot read the Old Testament without being aware of that constant promise running through every page — Someone is coming! Someone is coming!

Psalm 94:19

In the multitude of my thoughts, of my griefs, my sorrows; according to the multitude of my trials and distresses, have been the consolations which thou hast afforded me. Or, While I have been deeply meditating on thy wondrous grace and mercy, Divine light has broken in upon my soul, and I have been filled with delight.

Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible

The Truth About Atheism - Timothy Keller

If you accept Atheism as Truth then you must accept two grueling facts about life. Timothy Keller explains in this video.

Click here for part 2, “The Truth about Christianity”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNjqLw…

Why Christianity is Different:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezXufQ…

For more sermons from Tim Keller visit:

http://www.redeemer.com/
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ti…