'neither hath he hid his face from him;' Psalm 22: Dear Pastor Monte, I can't tell you enough how much we are enjoying this series, your stand against Calvinism and replacement theology, and your Olivet Discourse to name a few.
I would say though, that I see this Psalm is in lament format where the ? Why have you forsaken me in verse 2, is answered like all lament Psalms with assurances at the end. This one being in verse 24 that God did not turn His face from His Son, nor did the Father despise nor abhorre the affliction of His Son. In other words, He did not forsake Him, but saw His sacrifice as a offering of a sweetsmelling savour (Ephesians 5:2) and a "sweet smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God" (Phillipians 4:18). I also believe that Christ was bringing their attention to the whole of Psalm 22 in context as they were familiar with it. Jess said 'I and my Father are one" and "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me". I don't believe that there was even a moment on the cross where this was not true.
Thank you for considering these passages, and I look forward to learning more of the Word from you.
May God richly bless you,
Great Sermon! I certainly see so called Christian's hear the real gospel of repentence and totally reject it for Lordship salvation / sinners prayer and this is not dissimilar- we need to preach salvation and pray for those inside the church as much as those outside
Great Sermon! Well we thought Jesus would return when Obama was in office because he was a "baby killer."
What are many thinking now; now that we know Trump, who is fickle-minded, does not "need forgiveness" and is the ultimate man of sin mentioned in scripture?
Abortions trail the Obama presidency. Lawlessness trails Trump.
Exceptional Sermon Very few have been succinct with Holy Spirit wisdom and knowledge such as youâ€™ve taught.
I thank God for your candor dear sir in the exegetical treatment on the subject of hell.