Obedience unto Death (Phil. 2:8)

All throughout the Old Testament, we read of the blessings for obedience and the curses for disobedience. We also repeatedly see the failures of God’s people to uphold the law, maintain covenant faithfulness, and walk in obedience to their God. To answer the Psalmist, no one could ever ascend or dwell upon the hill of the Lord (Psalm 15). But there was one who could ascend that hill, and he was the true, good and faithful Servant: the Lord Jesus Christ.  But for Jesus, obedience would bring him to a different end: death, despised and rejected by men, stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. In this sermon, Pastor Matt focuses on the humility, the obedience, the agony, and the joy of Christ our Savior and the news that makes Good Friday so good.