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City Church of Chattanooga
Sermon Series: The Cross of Jesus
Message Three: THE CROWN OF THORNS
Matthew 27:29, The made a crown of long, sharp
thorns and put it on his head, and they place a stick
in his right hand as a scepter.
The crown of thorns is one of the most recalled events
in the crucifixion of Jesus. It stands in stark comparison
with who Jesus is. He is the King of Heaven. Yet, on earth
he is given a crown of thorns!
In today’s message, we will contemplate the crown of
thorns as a picture of the life of Jesus on the earth. What
did Jesus surrender in order to become a man?
THE PERIMETER OF THE BRANCHES
The eternal entered time,
Exodus 3:14, I AM!
Time is bound by the ticking of the clock the turning of
the page of the calendar.
In eternity there is no ticking clock. There is no
He, who knew no boundaries, was put in the corral of
Jesus exchanged his crown of timelessness for the crown
THE PLAITING OF THE CROWN
The boundless was bound.
Psalm 139:7, I can never escape from your spirit! I
can never get away from your presence.
He was imprisoned in flesh.
His limitless reach limited to the stretch of an arm.
His speed checked to the pace of human feet.
He exchanged his crown of boundlessness for the crown
THE POINT OF THE THORNS
The sinless became sin.
2 Corinthians 5:21, God made him who had no sin to
be sin for us, so that in him we might become the
righteousness of God.
In Scripture, thorns are symbols of the consequences of
sin and rebellion.
The thorns in Christ’s crown can be traced back to the
sin of Adam. (Genesis 3:17-18)
Jesus had never felt the awful consequences of sin.
He exchanged the crown of sinlessness for the crown of
THE PROMISE OF THE CROWN
The unrighteous become right.
He was crowned with our thorns so that we might me
crowned with his goodness.
Paul dreamed of this crown.
2 Timothy 4:8, Now there is in store for me the crown
of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge,
will award me on that day—and not only to me, but
also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Jesus no longer wears the thorns!
Hebrews 2:9, We see Jesus…now crowned with glory
and honor because he suffered death so that by the
grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Series: The Cross of Jesus - City Church of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
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