On Trial For Us

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Apr. 07

Sermon Outline

ON TRIAL FOR US

Luke 22:66-23:25

Introduction: Jesus faces two trials, one religious and the other civil. The Jewish trial is conducted illegally and both trials are full of false witnesses and accusations. How Jesus responds to this injustice is instructive for us in dealing with unfairness in our lives.

  • I.WE RE NOT GUARANTEED JUSTICE IN THIS LIFE
  • A.Perfect Justice in a Fallen World is Impossible
  • B.Jesus Did Not Receive Justice
  • 1.The facts are overrun by emotion and an agenda
  • 2.If the Son of God does not receive justice we are not entitled to it as well
  • II.WE ARE GUARANTEED JUSTICE IN HEAVEN
  • A.Jesus Reaction to His Injustice
  • “When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.” 1 Peter 2:23
  • B.The Court Cases Will Be Reopened
  • 1.God’s justice will be based on truth and reality
  • 2.Example of Joseph and his brothers (Genesis 50)
  • III.GOD USED INJUSTICE FOR HIS PURPOSES
  • A.Injustice Brings Jesus to the Cross

“This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.” Acts 2:23

  • 1.Injustice does not impede the purposes of God
  • 2.Jesus is made legally guilty for our sin (Isaiah 53:6)
  • B.The Judgement Seat of Christ

Conclusion: God is just. Justice will eventually rule. Can you trust God for justice in your life?