From The Heart

From the Heart

John 19:17,18 “And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him, and two other with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the middle.”

The word cross means a stake or post. A pole or cross as an instrument of capital punishment. The word “cross” is used 28 times in the New Testament.

Each of the Gospel writers take a different perspective of Jesus dying on the cross.

Matthew points to Jesus as the royal Messiah who faced His destiny in complete control of the situation. Jesus’ vindication was found not only in the rending of the veil and the centurion‘s testimony but in the remarkable raising of the Old Testament saints.

Mark emphasized the messianic meaning, using the taunts of the crowds to “save yourself” as an unconscious prophecy pointed to the resurrection.

Luke has perhaps the most unique portrayal with two emphasis: Jesus as the righteous Martyr who forgave His enemies and the crucifixion as an awesome scene of reverence and worship.

John’s narration is perhaps the most dramatic. At the core is Jesus’ sovereign control of the whole scene.

For me, the cross is where Jesus paid my sin and forgave me which enables me to be a child of God for all eternity.

Bro Kyle

 

 

 

 

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