Sermon Outline “Headline Friday April 3, 33 AD “Innocent man dies claiming to be God”, a sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Sun. 03/11/12

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“Headline Friday April 3, 33 AD “Innocent man dies claiming to be God”, a sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

At every crime scene there are victims and violators. In the case of Christ’s death there were many violators but only one victim. Was he however a victim or a victor, the judged or the judge , was he God, or a godless fraud? What is the evidence?

Who killed Christ? 

  • The Jews?
  • The Romans?
  • The Mob?
  • The Law?
  • Was it suicide?
  • Was it Judas?

 The blood found at the crime scene, at the foot of the center cross, in a CSI series would have confused every lab investigator. The DNA on the father’s side would show no traceable beginning as Jesus, born of virgin birth, was conceived of the Holy Spirit. On the mother’s side however the DNA would link to a line of kin tracing the victim back 1000 years to King David and continuing back almost 2000 years to Abraham.

King David predicted 1000 years before it happened:

 Psalm 69:21 they gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Then over !000 years later an eye witness details how it happened. We are today 2000 years later reading  Matthew’s eye witness and  the details are still relevant.

Matthew 27:34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

  •  Every investigation certainly would determine a cause of death.

Was it the crown? Was it the spikes? Was it the beating? Was it the spear thrust in his side? Was it humiliation? Was it a broken heart?

  •  There would be vinegar traces but very little saliva mixed with the blood found on the ground.
  •  Was he poisoned from gall?

 Hebrew 7218 (ro’sh); a poisonous plant, probably the poppy (from its conspicuous head); generally poison

  •  The investigators would be pondering the motive.
  •  Then the investigators would call the witnesses but most of them are in hiding.
  •  The body then buried is under Roman soldier guard.
  •  Is the evidence being hidden?
  •    Is the crime scene contaminated through the cover up?
  •  “According to our law he ought to die.”

John 19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

  •  The body that was buried was mutilated anyway. What evidence could you find in such a corpse?

Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

Isa 52: 14 NLT Many were amazed when they saw him–beaten and bloodied, so disfigured one would scarcely know he was a person.

  •  Who was the victim?

Son of Joseph and Mary? A Great Prophet? A son of God? Religious figure that exist only if you believe he existed but historically never lived?  or maybe just a wreckless sware name people chose to use? , or was he God, to  which  every knee will bow? Your eternity may rest on how you answer this question.

Luke 1:35  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

1 John 4:9-11 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. [10] Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. [11] Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

2 Corinthians 5:21 “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God”.

  •  Was justice carried out?

Romans 6:23   For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Peter 1:18-21   Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; [19] But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: [20] Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, [21] Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

Romans 5:1   Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

What’s your verdict?

Was Jesus God, or an imposter?

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