LonelinessDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | February 12, 1978
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While on the cross, surrounded by darkness, Jesus called out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus’ cry of loneliness and rejection may be a surprise to us, but He suffered the cross for you and for me.
Pastor Wiersbe reminds us that the greatest blindness of all is spiritual blindness. And though God graciously waits for sinners to open their eyes and see the light, we never know when our time will be up.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Jesus’ cry of loneliness and rejection is somewhat of a surprise.
Three wonders in Jesus’ cry:
- The darkness of the cross
- The darkness was supernatural.
- All of creation sympathized with the Creator as He died.
- The first Adam, by his disobedience, plunged the world into the bondage and bitterness of sin. But the last Adam, by His obedience, brought deliverance from sin.
- The darkness showed the heavy, solemn atmosphere of judgment.
- The darkness showed the secrecy of sacrifice.
- The loneliness of the Christ
- Everyone deserted Christ as He was taken to the cross.
- God has never forsaken anyone except His son.
- We are the ones who deserve to be forsaken.
- Jesus was forsaken so we never will be.
- Sin brings loneliness. It separates man from God, other men, and ourselves.
- The blindness of the crowd
- The blindness of people has been going on for centuries.
- “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” quotes Psalm 22.
- People are blind to the Scripture, the Savior, and their own sin.
- The greatest blindness of all is spiritual blindness.
By faith, have you seen Jesus?
God graciously waits for sinners to open their eyes and see the light.