The Word of Anguish

When Jesus was hanging on the cross, there was a moment when He felt God was no longer with Him.

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The Word of Anguish - Sermon Summary

Matt 27:35-46

Fourth saying of Christ from the cross: "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

John 1:1-3
Hiding of Father's face - most bitter ingredient of cup Father had given Christ to drink.

"My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" These are words of deep mystery "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Here we see character of sin

Because of sin: Sin separates us from God "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Here we see: At cross - God Father The Question: "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" God's holiness: Ps 22:3 "Thou art holy" in forsaking me:
"My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Here we see the destiny of all who do not choose Christ There is a limit to God's mercy Great judgment day for every sinner is coming "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Here we see explanation of Gethsemane Gethsemane means - "Olive Press" "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Here we see Savior's unswerving fidelity to God

Rev 13:8 everlasting covenant
"My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Here we see basis of salvation

On cross Christ received curse of sin for us OT - bullock slain on Day of Atonement At cross- basis of our salvation seen "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Here we see supreme evidence of Christ's love for us John 15:13 - greater love hath no man...
Christ's love for us revealed in fact:

Conclusion

"My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

When we recall these words of Christ let us remember: