It’s Not Fair!

March 12, 2018 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video



Not only did Jesus’ own family not believe or support Him, but His closest disciples BETRAYED and ABANDONED Him.


Matthew 26:14-16,  14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver.16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.

47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him.

55 In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me. 56 But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.


Jesus was betrayed and abandoned so we may experience His RANSOM and faithful RELATIONSHIP.


1Timothy 2:5-6 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.


1Corinthians 6:19-20  19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.


As King, Spouse, Father, Sibling, and Friend God uses each of these relationship examples to communicate His love and unwavering FAITHFULNESS. (Psalm 74:12, 95:3; Revelation 19:11-16; Isaiah 54:5; Ephesians 5:31-32; Revelation 19:5-9; 2Corinthians 6:14-18; Romans 8:29; Hebrews 2:10-12; John 15:14-15; James 4:4)


Hebrews 13:5-6 5 …God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”