NIV Bible Notes The beginning of a new emphasis in Jesus’ ministry. Instead of teaching the crowds in parables, he concentrated on preparing the disciples for his coming suffering and death
NKJV Study Bible Here it introduces the Cross and the ultimate rejection of the Messiah. Elders and chief priests and scribes His death and resurrection.
NIV Application This phrase has occurred earlier only in 4:17, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near where it marked the initiation of Jesus’ mission to Israel in Galilee. Here it marks the conclusion of his Galilean mission and the initiation of his journey to Jerusalem and the mission of the cross. The revelation of Jesus’ true identity by his heavenly Father to Peter is now matched by Jesus’ revelation of his true mission to the disciples.
My brother told me every time when Jesus kept felling when He was carrying the cross. He kept getting back up because a mission to accomplished by being obedient to His Father will. His mission was become the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. While this narrative is not told in the Bible, yet that was his mission taking mankind sins and Father wrath to bridge the gap between mankind and His Father.
In Mark 1;38 And He said to them, “Let’s go on to the neighboring villages so that I may preach there too. This is why I have come.” In Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Believe Bible Commentary wrote His great emphasis was on preaching the Word. The healing miracles, while intended to relieve human misery, were also designed to gain attention for the preaching. Joni Eareckson Tada wrote It hit her like a ton bricks that Jesus mission was to proclaim the gospel. According to Joni the real problem was her sin in her live in which it separated her from God, in which eventually would lead her to hell. While sickness, the disable, and the lame was cause and effect of sin. It was not paralysis in which left her in a wheelchair cause and effect it was bitter spirit that indwells her soul, it was sin in her life that separate her from God. That why Jesus came to atone for her sins.
Then all the disciples deserted Him and ran away Matthew 26;56 Judas betray with kiss Peter denied three times Even Peter claim in v. 35 Even if I have to die with You,” Peter told Him, “I will never deny You!” And all the disciples said the same thing. However, the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. When Jesus needed them the most they fled like a bunch scaredy-cat. So that the Scriptures could be fufilled
Jesus knows that the Scriptures prophesying salvation through His death must be fulfilled (Luke 22:37 For I tell you, what is written must be fulfilled in Me: And He was counted among the outlaw Believer Bible Commentary If their cowardice was inexcusable, ours is more so. They had not yet been indwelt by the Holy Spirit; we have
He would be silent before his accusers Matt. 27:12-14
NIV Study Note Jesus made no reply. See 26:63; Mk 15:4; Isa 53:7 and notes. amazement of the governor. Probably because he had never seen such behavior before. He had no idea that Jesus was carrying out his Father’s plan for the redemption of the world (see note on Mk 15:4).
While Jesus was king Jews, however His kingdom was not world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders Jesus said to Peter, “Sheathe your sword! Am I not to drink the cup the Father has given Me?” He could called 12 legions of angels to aid Him
He would be oppressed Matt.27:27-31
His faith in God would be mocked Matt. 27:43 , “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” He has put His trust in God; let God rescue Him now—if He wants Him For He said, ‘I am God’s Son.’
Orthodox Study Bible Jesus accepts mockery and endures the weakness of our body in His own to take upon Himself our sufferings. This He accomplishes by uniting His divine nature to our human nature. His humanity is indeed our humanity. Although He has no sin, He was made to be sin for us, that through His flesh He might condemn sin itself (Rom 8:3; 2Co 5:21; Heb 2:9). Two robbers (v. 38): Although one would later repent (Lk 23:39–43), at first both criminals mock Jesus (v. 44).
NKJV Study Bible He was the Son of God and the King of Israel (see John 10:18). He was obediently following God’s plan for Him; His obedience would lead to His exaltation as King over all (Phil. 2:8–11). Compare the religious leaders’ taunts with Ps. 22:8.Because Jesus must pursue his life’s mission to the very end, because there the Son of God will truly save humanity.
Between the mocking and the beating between the Temple guards and the Roman soldiers, plus wearing crowns of thorns around to head and two thieves mocking Him yet did not He uttered these words , “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.”
He would be forsaken Matt. 27:46 Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
I can imagine going through the pain and anguish Jesus went through. For example, every time I got extremely ill I was not the most gentle person to be around with, if anything I could be ill-mannered, harsh, and unsympathetic, not the gentle spirit to all men during those times. In the movie Patch Adam played by Robin William spoke these words on the edge of cliff when his girlfriend was murdered by a patient, “ So what now, huh? What do you want from me? So answer me please. Tell me what you’re doing. Okay, let’s look at the logic. You create man. A man suffers enormous amounts of pain. A man dies. Maybe you should have had just a few more brainstorming sessions prior to creation. You rested on the seventh day. Maybe you should’ve spent that day on compassion. Looks You know what? You’re not worth it.” I’ld dare says most people tend to be unpleasant during the extremely difficult times. When I was in the hospital in occupational therapy recovering from an operation in which they removed my second toe due resulting from diabetes. A patient that was next to me names George not his real name had pneumonia, asthma, and an extremely sore back. However, he was allergic to penicillin and Tylenol 3. Every time his back would seize up it would become very painful, and he would start cursing and taking the Lord’s name in vain.
Believer Bible Commentary wrote Behind the poignant question lies an awful reality—the suffering Savior actually was, literally and completely, forsaken by God. The Eternal Son who had always been the object of His Father’s delight was now abandoned. The Perfect Man who unfailingly did the will of God experienced the terrible desolation of being cut off from God.
At about 3:00 p.m., He cried out with a loud voice, saying, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” The answer is found in Psalm 22:3: “ … You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.” Because God is holy, He cannot overlook sin. On the contrary, He must punish it. The Lord Jesus had no sin of His own, but He took the guilt of our sins upon Himself. When God, as Judge, looked down and saw our sins upon the sinless Substitute. He withdrew from the Son of His love. It was this separation that wrung from the heart of Jesus. There was never any doubt as to what God would do! He deliberately unleashed all the fury of His righteous wrath on His own beloved Son.
I know that it was for me. And it was for my sake that the heavens were silent to Him by day and by night.
What Mrs. Browning so beautifully called “Immanuel’s orphaned cry”:Deserted! God could separate from His own essence rather; And Adam’s sins have swept between the righteous Son and Father:
NKJV Study Bible It graphically parallels 2 Cor. 5:21. This was not a cry of defeat, however. Christ was quoting from Ps. 22 and may have been alluding to the great victory that the psalm describes.
Where Jesus love mankind and willingly went to the cross and offer Himself as sacrifice On it and took mankind sins and His Father wrath
so He can bridge a gap between His Father and mankind.
He would be buried in a wealthy man’s tomb Matt. 27:57-64
He would affect people throughout the world Matt. 28:19,20
The rejected stone would become the cornerstone Matt. 21:42,43
Jesus declare, Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. In gospel of Matthew there are twelve such fulfillment formulas, and more than fifty Old Testament quotations.
David BerkBowitz Who is this Saviour? He is the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Creator of the universe and the eternal Son of God who came into this world as a Man. As perfect, sinless Man, He suffered and died on the cross for our sins