Tag: crucifixion

  • Biblical Principle #247: Curse of One Hanged On a Tree

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, a special curse was placed upon all who were hanged on a tree. Explanation The Law of Moses included special instructions for one who suffered capital punishment (death) by hanging on a tree. GOD pronounced a curse upon these individuals: 22 “Now if a man committed…

  • Is Jesus God?

    Is Jesus God? Having considered the evidence, I say, emphatically, yes! Belief that Jesus is fully GOD and fully man is the cornerstone principle of the Christian faith. A person is wise to investigate the evidence regarding Jesus. For, if Jesus really is who the eyewitnesses claim, then we best give heed to His words.…

  • Christ, Our Passover Lamb (Why Jesus Being Our Passover Lamb Matters)

    Have you thought about what it means that Jesus is our Passover lamb? Let’s look at why this metaphor is so important and why its depth of meaning is often overlooked. Early in his gospel account, the apostle John wrote: 29 The next day John [the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb…

  • November 18 – Jesus Dies Upon the Cross

    Reading Mark 15:23, 25, 27-28; Luke 23:32-34a John 19:19-24 Matt. 27:39-44; Luke 23:35-43 John 19:25-27 Matt. 27:45-49; John 19:28-29 Luke 23:46; John 19:30 Matt. 27:51-56; Mark 15:39-41; Luke 23:47-49 John 19:31-37 Mark 15:42-45 Matt. 27:59-60; John 19:38b-42 Luke 23:55-56 Matt. 27:62-66 Devotional Today’s reading tells the story of the most important event in all of…

  • November 17 – Jesus is Sentenced to Death

    Reading Matt. 27:2; Luke 23:1-2; John 18:28-32 Matt. 27:11-14; John 18:33-38 Luke 23:5-12 Matt. 27:19 Luke 23:13-16 Mark 15:6-10 Matt. 27:20-21; Mark 15:11; Luke 23:18-19; John 18:40 Matt. 27:22-23; Luke 23:20-23 Matt. 27:27-30; John 19:1-15 Matt. 27:24-25 Luke 23:24-25 Mark 15:20; John 19:17 Mark 15:21-22 Luke 23:27-31 Devotional Yesterday we read how the Jewish high…

  • November 14 – The Upper Room

    Reading Luke 22:14-21, 23-30 John 13:1-21 Matt. 26:22-25; John 13:22-35 Luke 22:31-34; John 13:36-38 John 14:1-31a Luke 22:35-38 Matt. 26:20; John 14:31b Matt. 26:31-35 Devotional As the Jewish day transitioned from Wednesday to Thursday (Jews measured days from sunset to sunset), Jesus and His apostles met in the upper room, that Peter and John had…

  • November 13 – The Final Week, Wednesday

    Reading Matt. 26:1-5, 14-16; Luke 22:3-6 The Daily Bible section entitled, “Final Week — Wednesday” Luke 21:37-38 John 12:37-50 Luke 22:7-13 Devotional The exact timing of some of the events recorded in today’s text is impossible to determine. The editor of The Daily Bible has placed them on Wednesday, with a significant explanation given in…

  • November 10 – The Final Week, Sunday and Monday

    Reading John 12:12-13 Matt. 21:1-7; Mark 11:1-7; Luke 19:29-35; John 12:14-16 Mark 11:8-10; Luke 19:36-44 Matt. 21:10-11; John 12:17-19 Mark 11:11-18; Luke 19:47-48 Matt. 21:14-16 John 12:20-36 Mark 11:19 Devotional As the Passover Feast of 30 A.D. approaches, Jesus finishes His journey to Jerusalem, knowing that He is marching towards His death. When the crowd…

  • Timing of the Last Supper and Crucifixion

    One of the most intriguing and difficult topics I’ve studied in the past year is the timing of the events surrounding Jesus’ death and, in particular, the meal which is commonly referred to as the Last Supper. When did Jesus eat the Last Supper? Was this meal the Passover? After learning what I found, I…