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Sharing the Message of the Cross

Darrell W. Robinson, People Sharing Jesus, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995), p. 224

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Luke 22:40-50

Garden of Gethsemane

Jesus and apostles.Judas and soldiers.

Arrested

Jesus prayed,Apostles slept,Jesus agonized,Jesus submitted,Judas betrayed

Matthew 26:57-68

Before High Priest and Sanhedrin

Jesus, High Priest, Part of Sanhedrin, Apostles at a distance

Tried

Jesus struck with fists, spat upon and mocked

Luke 23:1-6

Before Pilate

Jesus, Pilate, Priests, Sanhedrin,Crowd

Examined

Accusted Jesus,Examined Jesus,Found no fault,Sent Jesus to Herod

Luke 23:7-12

Before Herod

Jesus,Herod,Priests,Soldiers,Crowd

Mocked

Accused & mocked Jesus, Dressed Jesus in royal robe, Sent back to Pilate, Herod and Pilate became friends.

Luke 23:13-23

Before Pilate a second time

Jesus,Pilate,Soldiers,Priests,Crowd,Pilate's wife

Sentenced

Barabbas released,Crowd incited,Crucifixion demanded,Jesus scourged,Pilate's wife warned,Pilate washed hands,Pilate yielded to pressure,Jesus sentenced to be crucified.

Matthew 27:38-60Luke 23:32-56

Calvary

JesusTwo thieves,Soldiers,Priests,Crowd,Disciples

Crucified

Nailed hands and feet,Priests and crowd mocked,Jesus' 7 last words,Darkness covered earth,Jesus died,Earth quaked,Jesus was buried.

Luke 24:1-12

Garden Tomb

Angels,Disciples

Raised

Jesus arose,Jesus appeared,Jesus ascended