Witnessing Christ from the New Testament: Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23 and John 19 - Truth in Love Ministry


Witnessing Christ from the New Testament: Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23 and John 19

Episode Summary

In this episode of Witnessing Christ from the New Testament, Jon and Molly discuss the accounts of Calvary from Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23 and John 19.

  • Topics include:
    • Jesus as the King we needed
    • The gravity of sin
    • The great exchange
    • The forgiveness of sin
    • The completed work of Christ

Key concepts in this episode include: 

  • How does Jesus’ sacrifice emphasize his role as our substitute?
  • What are the depths of Jesus’ suffering, and why was it necessary?
  • Who is the prisoner exchange with Barabbas picturing?
  • Who is Jesus winning forgiveness for?
  • “It is finished.” What is finished? What does Jesus’ work mean for us?

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Share the Truth in Love

Share this conversation starter with your LDS friend:

Friends, I’ve always been struck by all that happens on Good Friday. In particular, what always sticks with me is the temple curtain being torn in two from top to bottom. That curtain was a clear “Keep Out!” sign, a constant reminder that our sin separates us from a holy God. Then, right after Jesus says, “It is finished!” and gives up his life, the curtain is torn apart from top to bottom, clearly a sign God tore it. 

That single event has given me an entirely new perspective on Jesus’ words: “It is finished!” He doesn’t just defeat death. He took the punishment to remove our sin. With full and complete forgiveness, we have direct access to God. He’s no longer behind the curtain. He now dwells with us. In fact, he’s so close that he’s made us his temple and now dwells within us (1 Corinthians 6:19). 

What a difference that torn curtain makes! Forgiveness is won. Direct access to God is granted. And it’s entirely dependent on Jesus’ saving work as our substitute. That torn curtain proclaims nothing more can be added. Jesus is enough! 



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