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Monday, July 03, 2017

Godforsaken

All three messages from the short series on the sufferings prefigured in David, fulfilled in Jesus, and vindicated by the resurrection preach in the Spring of 2017.

1. Godforsaken: David

2. Godforaken: Jesus

3. Forsaken No Longer

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A neat fact that didn't make it into the last message:

Peter said this at Pentecost, "Seeing what was ahead, [David] spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned [οὔτε ἐγκατελείφθη] to the grave, nor did his body see decay. God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact." (Quoting Psalm 16)

Interestingly, the word for "not abandoned" is a form of the same word used in Matthew 27:46 for "forsaken" [ἐγκατέλιπες].

So, Peter was saying that David predicted that Jesus would not stay forsaken. Yes, forsaken on the Cross, but NO not forsaken to remain in the grave!

#ChristIsRisen!

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