This is it. The end of one era and the beginning of a new one. Jesus has completed His work of redemption here on earth, and now it is time for His disciples to take the lead in teaching the nations under His authority.
It’s interesting how men become what they criticize when it suits their purpose; how they can rationalize that it’s okay for them to do it but not someone else.
LUCKY!!! That’s all I can think of when I think about these women.
That deceiver. Is that what He is? In spite of every miracle performed, every prophesy fulfilled, the earth quake that split rocks, the veil of the temple being torn — Jesus is still a deceiver to them.
He did it. He made it till the end. He fulfilled the purpose for which He was born — to yield up His spirit in a shameful way.
This is not the way a king would be treated. Especially someone who claimed to be the Son of God.
Tied to the post, His back rounded in the best position for total exposure, the soldier drawls back the flagellum, swinging it with force as the thongs whip through the air.
The multitudes can change their tune quickly with the right motivation and deception. What once was an honored Man was now made lower than a criminal.
Why was Jesus so quiet? He was being falsely accused by the chief priests and elders yet He answered nothing.
The pain was too great and tragically suicide became his way out. How victorious his story could have been if he had only sought forgiveness.
Have you ever been embarrassed of your association with a certain person or group? Why?
This trial wasn’t about finding the truth. It was about finding a way to get rid of the truth to feed their own bellies.
This was not the time to be saved, but the time to submit to what must be fulfilled.
"My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done." Matthew 26:42 The cup is laid before Him, The cup of woe, The cup of anguish. He begs not to drink it, Not to taste its death; Maybe there’s another way. “Father, please let it pass, If it’s possible, I…
His disciples were so determined to stand by His side. They were so confident that they would be strong enough no matter what happened; even if it meant their death.
Eat My body. Drink My blood.
It's one thing to secretly betray a friend without them knowing. It's another thing to betray a friend when you are certain they know what you are about to do.
Each celebration is a time to reflect upon the past and look forward to the future.
What kind of person would willingly betray a close friend?
This was it for Jesus. There would be no more opportunities to bless Him in this way, yet there would always be more opportunities to help the poor.