Surely He was the Son of God!

Yesterday, Jesus died on the cross.

Or so it seemed.

Rather astonishing eyewitness reports are pouring in from all over. According to those accounts:

It’s Friday But …

 

Jesus’ Last Words

We continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the ♥ of Jesus.

In the last 24 hours, Jesus was betrayed, arrested, abandoned, mocked, beaten, condemned and hung on a cross to die. According to eyewitness accounts, the following were his final words before he died.

Forgiveness. Jesus’ first words on the cross were “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34) Even in agony Jesus embodied God’s amazing love, echoing his earlier words from the Sermon on the Mount: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (Luke 6:27-28).

Take Up Your Cross

GUWG-Cross-NewWe continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.

Here’s what it reeeeeally means to be a disciple:

Jesus on the Cross

GUWG-Three-CrossesWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

In the last 24 hours, Jesus was betrayed, arrested, abandoned, mocked, beaten, tried and condemned. Then, at nine in the morning, he was hung on a cross at a place called The Skull (or, in Hebrew, Golgotha).

According to multiple eyewitnesses, here were Jesus’ final words:

Carrying the Cross

GUWG-Simon-CrossWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

As we’ve been discussing the past few days, Jesus was condemned by the religious leaders in a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a trial. Then he was handed over to the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, with demands that he be executed. Pilate eventually caved and ordered Jesus’ crucifixion.

Here’s what happened next:

The Cost of Following Jesus

GUWG-Jesus-CrossWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

A huge crowd was following Jesus. He turned to them and said: