Forsaken for our sake

I'm so grateful for the friendship of Caleb Mathews, but more grateful for his trustworthiness with Scriptures. Caleb faithfully expounded the truth of Matthew 27:46 on Sunday, a very challenging verse in Scripture; and he blessed my soul. I was particularly struck by the contrast of Matthew 27:46 and Hebrews 13:5. As you go deeper in the Word this week, spend some time contrasting these two verses and the connection between the two. The beauty of it all is that Christ had to be abandoned by the Father on the cross in order for Christ to make the promise to you and me that he would never forsake us. Here are two ways you can meditate on these verses this week:

  1. Prayerfully and biblically answer this question: How did your sin make the abandonment of Christ upon the cross necessary?

  2. Think about the truth of Hebrews 13:5 and compare it with the glorious promises in Romans 8:31-39. Perhaps you spend a few minutes journaling just how the promises impact your life as a believer.

You can watch Sunday's sermon here.

Upcoming Sermon Text: John 19:28