The Flawless Lamb Presented – Mark 11:1-10; Hebrews 10:1-18
Mark 11:1-10 (NASB) As they approached* Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, He sent* two of His disciples, 2 and said* to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. 3 “If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ you say, ‘The Lord has need of it’; and immediately he will send it back here.” 4 They went away and found a colt tied at the door, outside in the street; and they untied* it. 5 Some of the bystanders were saying to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 They spoke to them just as Jesus had told them, and they gave them permission. 7 They brought* the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it. 8 And many spread their coats in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields. 9 Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting: “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!”
I. THE PRESENTATION OF THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICIAL LAMB
a. The sacrificial lamb was our Passover
b. The sacrificial lamb was to be flawless
Leviticus 22:19-20 for you to be accepted–it must be a male without defect from the cattle, the sheep, or the goats. (20) Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you.
Mat 27:19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him a message, saying, “Have nothing to do with that righteous Man; for last night I suffered greatly in a dream because of Him.”
Luke 23:22 And he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has this man done? I have found in Him no guilt demanding death
Mat 27:4 “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to that yourself!” Luke 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he began praising God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent.”
II. THE INADEQUACY OF THE OLD SACRIFICE
a. The animal sacrifices could not make one perfect
b. The animal sacrifices could not remove sin
c. The animal sacrifices were only external
III. THE ADEQUACY OF THE NEW SACRIFICE
a. Christ sacrifice brought perfection
Psalms 40:6 Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.
Exodus 21:1-2 (NASB) “Now these are the ordinances which you are to set before them: 2 “If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment.
Exodus 21:3-7 (NASB) 3 “If he comes alone, he shall go out alone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him. 4 “If his master gives him a wife, and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall belong to her master, and he shall go out alone. 5 “But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife and my children; I will not go out as a free man,’ 6 then his master shall bring him to God, then he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently. 7 “If a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to go free as the male slaves do.
Psalms 40:6 (NASB) 6 Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.
Isa 53:10 But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
John 17:4 “I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.
Hebrews 9:22 without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
b. Christ’s sacrifice can remove sin
Psalms 110:1 The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”
c. Christ’s sacrifice deals with the internal
Ezekiel 36:26-27 “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (27) “I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.
Romans 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.