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  • 1. Rising to the Occasion
  • 2. Joseph of Arimathea
    • “ the one who provided a tomb for Jesus”
  • 3. Matthew 27:57-60
    • CHARACHTERISTICS
    ACTIONS From Arimathea Asked Pilate for Christ’s body Rich A Disciple of Christ Wrapped His body in linen Put it in his tomb, which he had carved himself Rolled a Stone over the entrance
  • 4. Mark 15:43-46
    • CHARACHTERISTICS
    ACTIONS Prominent member of the Council (Matt 26:59) Gathered up courage Waiting for the Kingdom of God Bought linen cloth Took Christ down from the cross A Jew
  • 5. Luke 23:50-54
    • CHARACHTERISTICS
    ACTIONS A Good and Righteous Man Had not consented with the Jews’ plan and actions regarding Jesus
  • 6. John 19:38-42
    • CHARACHTERISTICS
    ACTIONS A Secret Disciple Worked alongside Nicodemus Feared the Jews Bound body with spices
  • 7. Unique Points
    • Joseph’s characteristics
    • and the decisions he made.
  • 8. We might be similar… generous with it
  • 9. We might be similar…
    • 1. Follower of Christ?
    open follower to ALL OR just on occasions (fear persecution)
  • 10. We might be similar…
    • 2. Waiting for the Kingdom of God?
    good and righteous actions OR missed opportunities
  • 11. 4. Joseph had missed opportunities
    • John 19:38
    • Secret disciple due to fear
    Secret Kept from knowledge or view (hidden) We might be similar…
  • 12. Disciple Today
    • Matt 22:37, Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27
    • First Commandment Reemphasized by Christ
    • “ You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
  • 13. Joseph had a change of heart…
    • Mark 15:43
    • Gathered up courage and went before Pilate
    Important Point… Joseph rose to the occation.
  • 14. Secret Disciple of Christ Open Disciple of Christ
  • 15. An important question to ask….
    • What big event are you waiting for?
  • 16. Courage Can Be Tough…. Philippians 1:12-14