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You Have Said So: Jesus, the Son of God and Man

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Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:47-68
Opening Prayer
Introduction
Exposition 1

I. The crucifixion of Jesus was fully under the control of God (47-56)

Matthew 26:47 ESV
47 While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
Matthew 26:48 ESV
48 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; seize him.”
Matthew 26:49 ESV
49 And he came up to Jesus at once and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” And he kissed him.
Matthew 26:50 ESV
50 Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him.
Matthew 26:51 ESV
51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his ear.
Matthew 26:52 ESV
52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword.
Proverbial saying
Matthew 26:53 ESV
53 Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?
Legion = 6,000
12 Legions = 72,000
Matthew 26:54 ESV
54 But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”
Matthew 26:55 ESV
55 At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me.
Matthew 26:56 ESV
56 But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled.

I. The crucifixion of Jesus was fully under the control of God (47-56)

Illustration
Kid’s and nerf guns
irony
Application
Don’t be tempted to think God lost
Don’t be tempted to think God isn’t using your difficult circumstances for your good
Exposition 2

II. Jesus is the innocent Son of God and Man, and was judged guilty (57-68)

Matthew 26:57 ESV
57 Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered.
Matthew 26:58 ESV
58 And Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards to see the end.
Matthew 26:59 ESV
59 Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death,
Fake News
Matthew 26:60 ESV
60 but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward
Matthew 26:61 ESV
61 and said, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days.’ ”
Took Jesus’ words out of context
Matthew 26:62 ESV
62 And the high priest stood up and said, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”
God is using Jesus’ own words to bring about the fulfillment
Matthew 26:63 ESV
63 But Jesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.”
As a sheep before His shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth
Matthew 26:64 ESV
64 Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
Matthew 26:65 ESV
65 Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has uttered blasphemy. What further witnesses do we need? You have now heard his blasphemy.
Matthew 26:66 ESV
66 What is your judgment?” They answered, “He deserves death.”
Substitution
Matthew 26:67 ESV
67 Then they spit in his face and struck him. And some slapped him,
Matthew 26:68 ESV
68 saying, “Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck you?”

II. Jesus is the innocent Son of God and Man, and was judged guilty (57-68)

Illustration
Death row backwards
Application
Live for in recognition of your guilt and innocence
Repent and believe
Conclusion
Reiteration
I. The crucifixion of Jesus was fully under the control of God (47-56)
II. Jesus is the innocent Son of God and Man, and was judged guilty (57-68)
Invitation
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