Mary’s despair reminds us of the sorrow we experience in this life. But, Christ’s tender response and good news offer us hope that he is with us amidst life’s storms.
Christ’s resurrection is the reason of the change in the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday. That change was anticipated in the Old Testament and is significant for our christian life today.
Christ’s death on the cross overcomes our fear of man and realigns our priorities toward kingdom service.
From Jesus’s wounded side flowed both blood and water. John indicates to us that Jesus is our great Passover lamb whose bones were not broken, that he is the rock of our salvation that was struck for our provision, and he is the promised God himself who would open a fountain of salvation for his people.
Christ has finished every aspect of the work assigned to him by the Father. His atonement expiates our guilt, propitiates God’s wrath, reconciles sinners to God, was done as a substitute for his people, satisfies the debt his people owed, and was the climax of the work of our glorious conquering king.
Jesus is the faithful Son who, while even under great duress, fulfills the 5th commandment by caring for his mother. This is the Second of a two-part sermon set on the 5th commandment, and it specifically covers the duties of parents (and others in positions of authority).
Christ is the faithful Son who joyfully submitted to the will of his father, faithfully honored his earthly mother, provided a model for our obedience to the 5th commandment, and he provides a way for us to be forgiven for our rebellion to the 5th commandment.
Christ is the mocked one who bore our sin and shame. But, he also is our generous king that earned our robe of righteousness.
Christ is the one that was delivered up for the sins of his people, he bore his own cross as the faithful son, and he intercedes on behalf of his people.
Christ is the one who bore the curse on behalf of his people. He is the promised servant that faithfully fulfilled his mission as God’s anointed one who suffered in the place of His people.