Cimarron Church of the Nazarene
He Carried My Cross Luke 22:7-13
March 21, 2021

He Carried My Cross Luke 22:7-13

March 21, 2021

Part One  A Man Carrying Water 

Luke 22:7-13 

Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be [a]killed.  And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.”  So they said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare?”  

2 Corinthians 6:2 NKJV  For He says:  “In an acceptable time I have heard you,
And in the day of salvation I have helped you.”  
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

BEHOLD –

… when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water. 

Culturally speaking, this was a woman’s work.  

When was the last time you were asked to do something that was TOTALLY beneath your dignity?

In God’s kingdom, this is called being a “servant”.  

Jesus said:   “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

 

Part Two:  He Carried My Cross

The Passover wasn’t just about the bread, it was about the sacrificed LAMB as well. 

HE CARRIED MY SINS,  AND He carried MY SHAME –  when HE CARRIED MY CROSS.  

Heb. 2  For this reason we must pay much closer attention to [a]what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it

 For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?

 

Heb. 10: 17 Then he says, “I will never again remember
    their sins and lawless deeds.”[e]

18 And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices. 

21 And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, 22 let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. 

25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

26 Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins.   The writer of the letter to the Hebrews goes on to say;

“31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”  

 

Jesus surely set an example for us;  if He can carry my cross, I can surely help someone else carry their burden.

If Jesus carried the price of our sins to the CROSS, the lease I can do is help people find their way to the cross where all their burdens roll away!  

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