The Day God Died (1 of 3)
by Jerry Vines
''Christ died for us.'' Two thousand years ago, outside the city of Jerusalem, at a place called Calvary, a man named Jesus died on a cross. It was actually the day God died. The cross was in the heart of God from all eternity. In Revelation 13:8 the Bible says that the Lord Jesus was the lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Before the world was created...
Whom Did They Crucify? - A Good Friday Message
by John Barnett
Today we are gathered at what for centuries has been called: Good Friday. Good Friday is just one of a string of events that fill of the greatest week in the Universe since Creation. These are: The Momentous Events of Passion Week...
The Wonder of Jesus' Crucifixion (4 of 5)
by Jeff Strite
From the book of Genesis all the way through Revelation, blood is a major part of the picture. In Genesis 3, we find God making the FIRST sacrifice. when Adam and Eve sinned, God sacrificed an animal to provide skins to cover their nakedness. And in the New Testament we're told of the blood of Jesus the LAST sacrifice - offered by God to cover the nakedness of our sin...
Glimpses of the Cross: Crucifixion
by Rex Yancey
Psalm 22 is one of the great messianic psalms. Those who deny the inspiration of the Bible or the deity of Christ try hard to rob this psalm of its prophetic character. Some say it is only an expression of some kind of suffering that David experienced. But we have no record that David ever endured this kind of rejection, scorn, and violence. David was the author
Jesus Is the Crucified Son of God (6 of 10)
by Ken Trivette
This past weeks issue of Time featured their annual list of the world's 100 most influential people. The list was broken down into categories that consisted of leaders and revolutionaries, builders and titans, heroes and icons, scientist and thinkers, and artist and entertainers. Time...
The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
by Jesse Hendley
Let us turn to a passage of Scripture that has helped untold thousands of people to see the basis of their salvation. Luke 23:32-48. "And there were also two others, malefactors, led with Him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is called The Skull, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand and the other on the left...
The Crucifixion and Burial of Jesus Christ - Part 1 (1 of 3)
by Marvin D. Patterson
We have seen that Pilate has sentenced Jesus to death. The Jewish charge against our Lord was blasphemy, and the Roman charge is treason. Jesus was condemned without sufficient evidence of the charges that were made against Him. Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane early on Friday Morning, and now He has been up all night being...
Crucified (3 of 4)
by Jonathan McLeod
It's one thing to be mocked, but it's another thing to be mocked while you are suffering. During his trial, his scourging, and his crucifixion, Jesus was continually mocked. In most people's eyes, Jesus was a pathetic fool who thought he was something that he really wasn't...
The Dying Thief in a New Light
by Charles H. Spurgeon
A great many persons, whenever they hear of the conversion of the dying thief, remember that he was saved in the very article of death, and they dwell upon that fact and that alone. He has always been quoted as a case of salvation at the eleventh hour, and so, indeed, he is. In his case it is proven that as long as a man...
It Is Finished (5 of 18)
by Clarence E. Macartney
Both phrases, ''It is finished'' and ''It is done,'' were spoken by Christ, and both were heard by John: the first when he stood near the cross and in the darkness of the ninth hour heard Jesus cry out with a great voice, ''It is finished''; the second when, in the vision granted unto him on the Isle of Patmos, he stood before the throne...