by Jeff Lynn

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The Day Everything Changed (16 of 16)
Series: Covered in Dust
Jeff Lynn
Luke 23:44-24:53


As you could tell from those verses of Scripture being dramatized in the video, there were a lot of differing emotions surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus.

Let me just quickly highlight some of those:

• And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him.
Luke 23:27

• Others gambled over His clothing.

• And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him….
Luke 23:35

• One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
Luke 23:39

This thief was actually blaspheming, cursing, and mocking Jesus and scoffing at Him; as to make fun of His claims to be the Messiah.

• Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, "Certainly this man was innocent!"
Luke 23:47

This was a roman officer in charge of 100 men, who was confessing that Jesus was innocent.

• And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts.
Luke 23:48
They were overcome with grief having witnessed all this.

So, you have
Rulers scoffing at Him
Soldiers gambling for his clothes
A criminal cursing Him
A centurion praising Him
Crowds overcome with grief and sorrow
But look at some of the things that were happening which were unrelated to people.

• It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun's light failed.
Luke 23:44

From noon until 3:00 in the afternoon the sky was completely dark.
Darkness loomed for three hours in the middle of the afternoon.

In Matthew's account, he speaks of an earthquake.

• …and the earth shook, and the rocks were split.
Matthew 27:51

• …the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
Luke 23:45b

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