Jesus Drank The Cup
September 9, 2007
INTRODUCTION: I have heard it said that "by the time you are tired of hearing something, you will finally get it." This truth is so portrayed in this passage. The flow of this story is amazing, to say the least. Have you ever heard it said, "No cross, no crown?" Jesus had an inner circle among His disciples, namely, Peter, James, and John. In this story, Peter is the one graciously willing to bow out. This is an amazing sequel to what has just preceded, and shows how completely the disciples had failed to understand what Jesus had said.
FACT: If you never get anything else, don't miss the truth in this story.
I. THE PERPLEXITY OF THE FOLLOWERS. 32a
"Jesus was going before them" - this pictures Jesus as resolutely pressing toward His goal, as deliberately going to His death. This steadfast determination on the part of Jesus produced astonishment and fear.
Luke 9:51, "Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem"
A. SOME WERE AMAZED.
At Jesus' determination to complete His mission
B. SOME WERE AFRAID.
Probably pilgrims en route to Jerusalem for Passover, however, afraid because they realized something significant was about to happen that they did not understand.
II. THE PROPHECIES OF OUR LORD. 32b-34
This serves as the 3rd time Jesus predicted His death: 8:31, 9:31, and here in 10:33. First time, after Peter's confession at Caesarea Philippi, second time after the Mount of Transfiguration, and now after dealing with riches and rewards.
A. THE NECESSITY OF THE CROSS.
"Son of Man must suffer many things." (8:31). The coming of Jesus was God's testimony to man that he could not save himself.
B. THE CERTAINTY OF THE CROSS.
C. THE CRUELTY OF THE CROSS.
"will" (10:33) In this passage Mark added five more statements:
1. The Condemnatio ...
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