The Voice from the Cross | Resurrection Sunday 2021
The Voice from the Cross
My Sermon Notes from April 4, 2021 Full Text: Luke 23:26-43
26 他們把耶穌帶走的時候，抓住了一個從鄉下來的古利奈人西門，把十字架放在他身上，叫他背著跟在耶穌後面。 27 一大群人跟隨他，有些婦女為他捶胸痛哭。 28 耶穌轉過身來對她們說：“耶路撒冷的女兒啊，不要為我哭，卻要為你們自己和你們的兒女哭。 29 日子將到，人必說：‘不生育的和沒有懷過胎的，也沒有哺養過嬰兒的有福了。’
32 他們另外帶來兩個犯人，和耶穌一同處死， 33 到了那名叫“髑髏”的地方，就把耶穌釘在十字架上，也釘了那兩個犯人，一左一右。 34 耶穌說：“父啊，赦免他們！因為他們不知道自己所作的是甚麼。”士兵抽籤，分了他的衣服。 35 群眾站著觀看，官長們嗤笑說：“他救了別人，如果他是基督，是 神所揀選的，讓他救自己吧！” 36 士兵也上前戲弄他，拿酸酒給他喝， 37 說：“如果你是猶太人的王，救你自己吧！” 38 在耶穌的頭以上有一個牌子寫著：“這是猶太人的王。”
39 懸掛著的犯人中，有一個侮辱他說：“你不是基督嗎？救你自己和我們吧！” 40 另一個就應聲責備他說：“你是同樣受刑的，還不懼怕 神嗎？ 41 我們是罪有應得的。我們所受的與所作的相稱，然而這個人並沒有作過甚麼不對的事。” 42 他又對耶穌說：“耶穌啊，你得國降臨的時候，求你記念我。” 43 耶穌對他說：“我實在告訴你，今天你必定同我在樂園裡了。”
26 As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. 28 Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30 Then
“‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!”
and to the hills, “Cover us!”’[a]
31 For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[b] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[c]”
43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
1. Have you been following the example set by Christ in your life?
2. In what specific area of your life are you having a hard time following the example and instructions of Jesus?
3. Are you willing to have a life that is pleasing to Him?