Bearing His Own Cross – Sermon John 19:16-30

November 6, 2016


Bearing His Own Cross – Sermon John 19:16-30

Sermon Text:  John 19:16-30 ESV

Sermon Notes: 




  • The Gospel in the Old Testament
    • Us – Hero or villain
    • Christ – Point out some verses today
  • The Gospel of the Glory of God
    • Why did God send his Son? (just for me?)
    • Why did the son accomplish the will of God? (Just for me?)
      • To glorify God

(17)  and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.


  • Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) (path/road)
    • Take up your cross and follow Jesus!
    • The bloody body of Christ
      • Scourged (torn flesh),
      • Beaten with fists,
      • Crown of thorns
    • Last week, We cannot love sin –


  • The guilty man shall be put to death outside the camp (Num 15:35)
  • Jesus –substitution – we are the guilty man
  • Why outside?
    • Sinful men will not be in the city
      • In the camp is a picture of Heaven
    • Heaven is where God is
      • Man without a wedding garment
        • Cast into outer darkness/weeping
        • Outside picture of God’s wrath
          • In the church
          • Outside the church


  • Jesus is the sacrifice (see this by him going out sided the camp)
    • He receives the punishment of the guilty
  • The body of the animal was to be taken outside the city


Hebrews 13:12, 13 


  • Priests continuing to try to justify themselves
    • Not the way
    • Justification has been made
  • We are to follow Christ
    • Let us go to him outside
    • Let us be reproached by men
    • Suffer with Christ


(17)  and he went out, bearing his own cross (Simon of Cyrene)


Genesis 22:6 ESV  And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son.


  • Abraham told Isaac – “God will provide for himself the lamb”
    • Jesus is the Lamb of God


  • The priest must take the blood into the Holy Place


Leviticus 4:16-17 ESV 

  • Jesus is the Priest who entered into the Most Holy Place


Hebrews 9:24 ESV  For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.


  • Jesus did it all
  • God provided Him


Romans 3:25-26 ESV 


Propitiation – atoning or atonement sacrifice, – The act of appeasing wrath


  • Sins must be paid for or God is un-righteous
  • God is the justifier
  • Where is ANY boasting






  • Put the crime on the cross


Pilate writes:  “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”


  • We know him as the “King of kings and Lord of lords”


“Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.'”  (22)  Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.”



MARY the Mother of Jesus


  • Woman, Behold your son! – Not Jesus (John)
    • “Woman” an affectionate term
  • (John) Behold your mother!
    • John cared for her, took her home
    • Acts 1:14 All with one accord (Mary mother of Jesus)


  • Very special place
    • The mother of Jesus
    • Pain of her Son on the cross
    • Jesus provides for her


Prophecy of Simeon

Luk 2:35  (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also)




  1. The dividing of the garments
  2. John 19:28 ESV After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”


  • The soldiers normally kept the garments
    • Seamless – tunic
      • Cast lots
    • Who fulfilled prophecy? Soldiers or God?
      • Yes
        • Did God “only” see it happen and foretell it?
        • If that’s all then how can it be said:


Romans 3:25 Whom God put forward


Isa 53:10  Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him;


Acts 2:23 ESV  this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.


  • OT Verses


Psalms 22:14-18 ESV 

Psalms 69:20-21 ESV 

  • Is the thirst only physical?
  • The physical payment is obvious to us.
  • What is in the cup of Christ?
    • The disciples had a cup of suffering
    • The cup of Christ was more than suffering
    • Christ took the wrath of God for his people
    • Many times flames are used as an allegory to describe the suffering of God’s wrath


Luk 16:24  …send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’


2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV  For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.


1 John 4:10 ESV  In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.


Mat_5:6  “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness




  • It is paid in full by Jesus
  • He becomes the guilty man – Led outside the camp
  • He becomes the sin offering – Led outside the camp
  • He becomes the priest to offer his blood
    • He enters God’s throne on our behalf
  • No other payment is needed
  • You cannot add anything to this payment
    • You defile it
    • Temple made not with human hands
  • I have been a good person
    • Christ is not good enough?
      • Depart from me
      • You are at the wedding in your own clothes?
      • You will be cast out
      • Weeping & gnashing of teeth, eternal damnation

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