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The Passion

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Date: April 14, 2019

Speaker: Jay O'Brien

Series: The Gospel of Matthew

Scripture: Matthew 27:27–27:50

The Revolutionary King

  • the Deliverer who is delivered 
  • the Judge who is judged

“I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. [14] And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.” - Daniel 7:13-14

  • the Righteous who is condemned
  • the Savior who won't save himself
  • the Son of God who is forsaken by God


The Revolutionary Kingdom 

  • Jesus experiences God's judgment in our place
  • Jesus establishes God's kingdom through self-giving love 

“A new sort of power will be let loose upon the world, and it will be the power of self-giving love. This is the heart of the revolution that was launched on Good Friday. You cannot defeat the usual sort of power by the usual sort of means. If one force overcomes another, it is still “force” that wins. Rather, at the heart of the victory of God over all the powers of the world there lies self-giving love, which, in obedience to the ancient prophetic vocation, will give its life “as a ransom for many.”" N.T. Wright, The Day the Revolution Began