Behold The Man
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. The church in Ephesus fought the fight, they were “working”, but they lost the “why” and the “who” for (Revelation 2:1-7).
1. Christians are supposed to be “in love” with our Lord (Ephesians 6:24).
2. Our reward is dependent upon our love for Him (II Timothy 4:6-8).
B. We need to be mindful of our Lord (Jeremiah 2:32).
1. We have a weekly reminder (Acts 20:7) of the death of Christ (I Corinthians 11:23-33).
2. Fear is a motivator (Hebrews 12:28-29) and hope is our anchor (Hebrews 6:19), but…
a. … Love is enduring (I Corinthians 13:7; 13) and brings obedience (John 14:21).
b. The love of Christ constraineth [keeps; compels] us (II Corinthians 5:14).
3. We need to be “in love” so we do not just “go through the motions” (Ezekiel 33:30-33 and Matthew 15:7-9).
II. Body: For Our Motivation, Let’s “Behold The Man” (John 19:1-5).
A. Let’s start by thinking of the context in which the statement of our lesson appears in the Scriptures (John 18:1-19:42).
1. This shows the love of God (Romans 5:7-8).
2. Jesus’ willingness shows His love for us (John 10:17-18).
B. How much did Jesus give up (II Corinthians 8:9)?
1. He left His Father (John 1:1) to be rejected (John 1:10-11) and killed (Matthew 17:22-23) for us (I Peter 3:18).
2. He did so, willingly, knowing ahead of time what He would suffer (Isaiah 53:1-12) and how little would be gained from it (Luke 13:23-24).
3. Yet, He went through with it all (Hebrews 12:1-3) to be the source of our salvation (Hebrews 5:8-9).
C. What can we learn from beholding Jesus (I Peter 2:21)?
1. A finisher mentality (John 4:34).
2. Unselfishness (Romans 15:1-3).
3. A mindset of obedience (John 14:30-31).
4. The right view of sinners (Hebrews 1:8-9).
5. How to talk to those who err (Luke 11:37-52).
6. How to feel about people being lost (Luke 19:41-44).
7. And much, much, more (Hebrews 4:14-16).
III. Conclusion: Behold The Man Whom We Love For A Reason (I John 4:19).
© 2014 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager