by John Barnett

The Mightiest Miracle Of Calvary
John Barnett
Matthew 27

Jesus rose triumphant over sin, death, and Hell after being captured and killed during the greatest crime the world has ever witnessed.

On a cross of wood, with carpenter's tools, and "on a skull shaped hill, on a sunny day outside of Jerusalem nearly 2,000 years ago when MANKIND MURDERED THEIR MAKER ". There on a hill called Calvary in full view of thousands of witnesses, was the day the Creator was crucified.

His name was Jesus, a peasant carpenter, who had carried on an itinerant relief work across all of Israel. Thousands, tens of thousands followed, heard and witnessed some of the mightiest acts ever seen on the planet in history. But now He hangs there:


Shouldn't Christ have done something on the cross if He were really God the Son? Yes, and He did. As we open to Matthew 27 we are looking at the scene, which highlights the mightiest of all Christ's miracles. Matthew picks up with the drama from Noon (the 6th hour) to 3 PM (the 9th hour).

Please stand, and follow along in your Bibles as we read Matthew 27:45-54:

Matthew 27:45-54 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" 47 Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, "This Man is calling for Elijah!" 48 Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. 49 The rest said, "Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him." 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. 51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 an ...

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