Friday, April 10, 2009

The Crucifixion.

Mark 15:22-39

Then they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.
They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it.

And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man should take.

It was the third hour when they crucified Him.

The inscription of the charge against Him read, "THE KING OF THE JEWS."

They crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left.

And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And He was numbered with transgressors."

Those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,

save Yourself, and come down from the cross!"

In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes, were mocking Him among themselves and saying, "He saved others; He cannot save Himself.

"Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!" Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him.

When the sixth hour came, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour.

At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" which is translated, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"

When some of the bystanders heard it, they began saying, "Behold, He is calling for Elijah."

Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink, saying, "Let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down."

And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last.

And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"
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I pray you will reflect this day, on Him and what He did for you.

13 comments:

  1. What an amazing Lord we serve. I price we couldn't pay, yet He paid it all. Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.

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  2. Amen! Amazing Grace in it's ultimate form.

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend, full of the grace and power of the resurrection of our Lord.

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  3. That is so true. thanks for posting it!

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  4. Thanks for helping us remember what makes this day important and why we must praise Him EVERY day. Have a great Easter weekend!

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  5. Good post! This post has made me look forward to an Easter Sunday sermon. I always think they are the best, such a great reminder of what a mighty God we serve. Happy Easter!

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  6. Thank you for that! Truly, He is the Son of God!

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  7. Whitney, i love your blog but i am not a religious person... that said, i do have Faith in SOMETHING, i'm just trying to find my way right now. i must admit, tho embarrassed to say, i have never read this before. it made my eyes well with tears... and made my heart open. thank you for sharing your Faith in God and letting it shine on, and in, others as well. you made an otherwise bad morning into an eyes-wide-open, thoughtful, thankful day.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your faith. It's truly a blessing to read and post with others who share a hope in Christ Jesus. What an amazing Savior we serve.

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  9. Great post! I hope you and the husby have a GREAT Easter weekend!

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  10. Thank you so much for this entry!

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  11. What a God! What a glorious and victorious life we have! Happy Easter, Whitney!

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  12. Amen! Who can give that level of dedication and love? Only the Lord Jesus Christ! Thank you for posting!

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May the Lord bless you and keep you safe today! Thanks for the comment, friends! :)

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