It’s Not Fair Part 3

March 20, 2018 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video


IT’S NOT FAIR! Part 3

 

Mark 15:6-15 6 Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested. 7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising. 8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.

9 “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate,10 knowing it was out of self-interest that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead.

12 “What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them.

13 “Crucify him!” they shouted.

14 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.

But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!

15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

 

Jesus TOOK Barabbas’ PLACE.

 

The truly innocent was PUNISHED and the true criminal went FREE.  

 

The truly innocent was CONDEMNED to death and the truly guilty was PARDONED.

 

From this point on, Jesus lives out an undeserved CRIMINAL’S death.  

 

Colossians 2:13-15 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

 

Jesus took YOUR place that you may be FORGIVEN and FREED.