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Sharing the Message of the Cross

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

STEP

SCRIPTURE

SETTING

PEOPLE PRESENT

KEY THOUGHT

RELATED DETAILS

1.

Luke 22:40-50

Garden of Gethsemane

Jesus and Apostles

Judas andSoldiers

Arrested

Jesus prayedApostles sleptJesus agonizedJesus submittedJudas betrayed

2.

Matthew 26:57-68

Before High Priest and Sanhedrin

Jesus, High Priest, Part of SanhedrinApostles at a distance

Tried

Jesus was struck with fists, spat upon, and mocked

3

Luke 23:1-6

Before Pilate

Jesus, Pilate,Priests, SanhedrinCrowd

Examined

Accused JesusExamined JesusFound no faultSent to Herod

4.

Luke 23:7-12

Before Herod

Jesus, Herod,Priests, SoldiersCrowd

Mocked

Accused, Mocked Jesus. Dressed Jesus in Herod's old royal robe. Sent back to Pilate. Herod and Pilate became friends.

5.

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 his hands; Pilate yielded to pressure; Jesus sentenced to be crucified.

6.

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

Calvary

Jesus; two thieves; Soldiers; Priests; Crowd; Disciples

Crucified

Nails driven through hands and feet; Priests and crowd mocked; Jesus' seven last words; Darkness covered earth; Jesus died; Earthquake; Jesus was buried.

7.

Luke 24:1-12

Garden Tomb

Angels; Disciples

Raised

Jesus arose; Jesus appeared; Jesus ascended;