Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Pastor Bruce Brown

Matthew 27:45-54

I.      At the Cross Jesus Experiences Social Rejection (Vss. 27-31; 35-37; 39-43)        

II.    At the Cross Jesus Suffers Emotional Desertion (Psalm 22)

III.   At the Cross Jesus Enters into Spiritual Abandonment (Psalm 27; 2 Cor. 5:21)

β€œThe pain that Jesus endured went beyond the pain that any other human being has ever endured. It may be that others have experienced equal or greater physical pain. But no other human being has ever been sinless like Jesus was. No other human being has ever known the fellowship that Jesus had with His Father in heaven before He came to this earth. So, no one else has ever felt the shock that Jesus felt, in His innocence, when He was forsaken by God.” ~ Phil Ryken