Good Friday Reflections


Before His crucifixion, his disciples celebrated Passover, where Jesus established a new convent in which the disciples to observe

Where Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is My body.”  Then, He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you.  For this is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is the shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of Me?

Where Jesus fell facedown and prayed, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.” John MacArthur wrote Christ would “bear the sins of many” (Heb. 9:28)—and the fullness of divine wrath would fall on Him (Is. 53:10, 11; 2 Cor. 5:21). This was the price of the sin He bore, and He paid it in full. His cry of anguish. Reformed Bible Study wrote In, “6:39 cup. See the 20:23 note. Jesus is horrified at the prospect of enduring His Father’s wrath. Jesus had to face death knowing that His Father would not be with Him but against Him in the rage of judgment.

He was arrested, tried, convicted, and brought before Pilate even thou there was no formal charges. The Jewish method of executing the guilty party is stoning. Only the Romans had the authority to execute criminals; however, they could not use blasphemy. The Roman form of execution was crucifixion.

So the chief priests and the Pharisees brought Jesus to Pilate, who was the Government of Judah. Pilate said, “What charges are you bringing against this man?” They responded, “If he were not a criminal, we would not have handed him over to you.” So Pilate told them, “Take Him yourselves and judge Him according to your law.” But, we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected. This took place to fulfill what Jesus predicted and what kind of death he would die. John 3:14 As “Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up.”

The only thing they could mustard up was that claim that Jesus was Son Of God or the Messiah the king. Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting, the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him. Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. Therefore, I will punish him and then release him.

Remember Pilate heard reports, and written report on Jesus, and saw that it was quite clear that He wasn’t leading a military revolution. There was simply no evidence support the Jewish leaders charges. The Chief Priests and Pharisees, eventually admitted the real reason why they wanted Jesus dead, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”

Now, it was the governor’s custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus Barabbas. So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked for them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus the Messiah?” For Pilate knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him. Pilate wife warns him not have anything to do with them because he would innocent.

But, the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to asked to release Barabbas and crucify Jesus. Because of the hatred to Christ and their spiritual blindness they wanted Jesus died. “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked for the governor. “Barabbas,” they answered. “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify him!” “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But, they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!” When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting; he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!” All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!

Then, he released Barabbas to them although he was found guilty of insurrection. Pilate found no charges against Jesus. Yet, He was executed Jesus replaced the sinner. Even thou Pilate de

Good Friday or Holy Friday For the follower of Christ is the most important day of their lives. Where Jesus Christ loves us, and willingly went to the cross and sacrifice Himself on it, and took mankind sins and His Father wrath to bridge the gap between His Father and mankind As scriptures declares, 2 Cor. 5:21

Even thou the Bible does not explicitly state on which day of the week Jesus was crucified. However, in Mark 15;42 it states And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath.

Stuart my brother told me this story about Jesus carrying his cross-prior to his execution. He kept falling down, however, He kept getting back up because He had a mission to accomplish to be obedient His Father will and this work had to be accomplished because God is just and holy God. While this narrative is not told in the Bible, yet that was His mission was to take mankind sins and Father’s wrath to bridge the gap between humanity and His His Father

Linda Alchin wrote a piece on Roman Crucifixion and wrote these words. ” Death by Roman crucifixion was a result of the whole body weight being supported by the stretched arms. When nailed to the cross there was a massive strain put on the wrists, arms, and shoulders often resulting in a dislocation of the shoulder and elbow joints. The rib cage was constrained in a fixed position, which made it extremely difficult to exhale, and impossible to take a full breath. The victim would continually try to draw himself up by his feet to allow for inflation of the lungs enduring terrible pain in his feet and legs. The pain in the feet and legs became unbearable, and the victim was forced to trade breathing for pain. The length of time required to die from crucifixion could range from hours to several days.

While hanging on the cross the crowd, the leader, and the two thieves were mocking Him. Eventually would be abandoned by His Father.

I witness someone who had emphysema cause by second hand smoke it not easy to watched them struggle for oxygen not pretty pictures.

I can imagine going through the pain and anguish Jesus went through. For example, every time I got extremely ill I was not the most gentle person to be around with, if anything I could be ill-mannered, harsh, and unsympathetic, not the gentle spirit to all men during those times as scripture declares. Or another example when I was in the hospital in recovering from an operation in which they removed my second toe due resulting from diabetes. A patient who was next to me names George not his real name had pneumonia, asthma, and an extremely sore back. However, he was allergic to penicillin and Tylenol 3. Every time his back would seize up it would become very painful, and he would start cursing and taking the Lord’s name in vain. When the condemned criminal had been in intense pain or  agony while hanging on the cross the condemned would start cursing Rome resulting from the lack of oxygen to the brain. The Roman soldiers would eventually cut the tongue to silence them. Sinful man tends to blame to God in times of trouble water were mankind was responsible for mess there in because of the fall Adam and Eve they themselves committing their own sins.  

  Despite his agonizing pain. Jesus still did not sin, nor He violates God ordinance. His last seven words were source  encouragement and blessing to others.

• “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” Luke 23:34. He was hanging on the cross-resulting from mankind sin not His own and paying the sin debt that mankind violated and they were the unaware full scope of theirs sins, along Jesus was the lamb of God who take away the sins of the world. (Jn 1:29.

• ” Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”  Luke 23:43 Ensuring the thief would enter Heaven’s Gate or garden as forgiven a sinner.

• Woman, this is your son.” Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.” Ensuring that His earthly mother was cared for when He departed into glory 

•My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27; 46. All Of mankind sins fell upon Him. Jesus bore His Father wrath resulting from mankind sin. Cor. 5:21  Matthew and Mark both record this cry of Jesus that was the fourth of the seven last sayings of Jesus. It occurred about the ninth hour after sunrise, or about 3 p.m. Jesus had been in agony on the cross for six hours by this time.

But what did He mean by, “Why have You forsaken Me?”

David once wrote, “I have not seen the righteous forsaken” (Psalm 37:25). “Forsake” means to abandon or leave helpless. Being forsaken is a horrific experience, but to be forsaken by God would be the worst!

Surely His Father had not forsaken Him! Later statements show Jesus knew His Father didn’t, but did momentarily leave Him helpless. Why?

First, Jesus was taking on Himself all the sins of humanity—“the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6)—and God would not intervene to ease anything associated with the penalty of sin. Sin causes suffering, and Christ bore its full weight, including the emotional trauma of comprehending how sin distances us from God!

He had previously declared that “the Father has not left Me alone” (John 8:29). He had never experienced the aloneness that comes from being cut off from God, but now, bearing the sins of the world, He would.

Have you ever felt alone, forsaken? Christ knows that feeling, and He can give you the understanding and faith you need in such times!

Notice also, in asking, “Why have You forsaken Me?” He merely posed a question. Just because He felt forsaken, He would not forsake God. There was no accusing God, no questioning God’s love, no doubting His promises. It was, as some have noted, “a cry of distress, not of distrust.”

Something else is noteworthy. Earlier that day religious leaders, clearly rejecting Him as their Savior, had taunted Jesus, going so far as to mock Him with words from Psalm 22, a messianic prophecy (Matthew 27:41-43). When Jesus later cried out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me,” He, too, quoted Psalm 22—the same psalm His tormentors had used!

Using this scripture back to them was His rebuttal that they were indeed crucifying the Messiah! He knew this psalm prophesied about Him; and though He anguished over being temporarily forsaken, He knew God would answer. (For deeper study, see “Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani?”)

Let’s ask a question about ourselves, though: Has our Father ever asked of us, “My child, My child, why have you forsaken Me?” We all, of course, have abandoned God through our sinfulness. Isn’t it time to stop?

• “I thirst.” Gospel of John 19:28  The worst ordeal that of bearing in the place of His people the wrath of God against sin (Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34), is over. He also was fulfilling prophecy in Ps 69;21.

• “It is finished”; John 19;30 The sin debt is now paid in full. The entire work of redemption had been brought to completion. Jesus died as a victor and had accomplished His Tasks

• He was only minutes away from concluding His ultimate work in the flesh—offering Himself as our atoning sacrifice, His beaten body and shed blood paying for our sins. Jesus had never wavered from His destiny—the Lamb of God, “slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8). Now He had triumphed! “Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame” (Hebrews 12:2).

Also finished was Satan’s fate! It was through Jesus’ death that “He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14). Satan remains to be cast into the bottomless pit, but his time is coming. The Day of Atonement, one of God’s holy days, explains how God will shut the door on Satan and open the door for humanity’s reconciliation with God.

• Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Luke 23:46 His Father was satisfied and accepted His payment of the sin debt and, His Father was satisfied with payment of sin since He committed no sin. Prophecy was fulfilled Ps 34; 20, He protects all his bones, not one of them was broken. 34:20 not one of them is broken. John 19:36 applies this verse to Christ, the only perfect righteous Man.. “

• I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).Jesus was blameless, without sin, and was not guilty of such a horrific death, but two men who were guilty of their crimes hung next to Him that fateful day. Both men spoke to Jesus, but only one would die to be greeted into the promise of Heaven. The response of Jesus in this instance was profound to the criminal, as He promised this sinner that he too would enter the gates of Heaven to live in Paradise, not later but that day!”A convicted thief, St. Dismas presumably did not lead the most holy life. Yet as he hung alongside Jesus, his eyes were opened to the presence of God. With his final dying breaths, he proclaimed Jesus as Lord of all creation.

• Jesus recognizes this act of faith and affirms to St. Dismas that he will join him in heaven.The promise of God’s kingdom is so great. St. Dismas realized this as he was at the side of Jesus. During Lent, when we find time to be present with Jesus, we’re reminded of the beautiful gift of our salvation and our call to bring God’s kingdom to earth, as it is in heaven.

• Jesus’s words remind us that no matter how many times you’ve sinned, or how long it’s been since you prayed, God is always looking to forgive you. In this second week of Lent, we will reflect on Jesus as King as we seek to have the same faith as the good thief. We will pray with the names of Jesus in the Litany of Christ the King and offer up our sins and praises to God.

George Macleod wrote these words, “I simply argue that the cross should be raised at the center of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church. I am recovering the claim that Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves; on the town’s garbage heap; at a crossroad so cosmopolitan that they had to write His title in Hebrew and Latin and Greek … at the kind of place where cynics talk smut, and thieves curse, and soldiers gamble. Because that is where He died. And that is what He died for. And that is what He died about. That is where churchmen ought to be and what churchmen ought to be about.” As scripture declares, “Therefore, since Christ suffered in His body, arm yourself with this same attitude, because He who has suffered in his body is done with sin.”

Got question wrote The Bible does not instruct Christians to remember Christ’s death by honoring a certain day. The Bible does give us freedom in these matters, however. Romans 14:5 tells us, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” Rather than remembering Christ’s death on a certain day, once a year, the Bible instructs us to remember Christ’s death by observing the Lord’s Supper. First Corinthians 11:24-26 declares, “…do this in remembrance of me…for whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

Expositor’s Bible Commentary wrote these words, “That Christ, treated as if he were a sinner, became the object of God’s wrath and bore the penalty and guilt of sin.” Furthermore they wrote, “Just as “the righteousness of God ” is extrinsic to us, so the sin with which Christ totally identified himself was extrinsic to him. He never had a sinful attitude or did a sinful act. As Jesus declares,”For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already,

He came as savour not as warrior. He came as lamb not a lion. He came set us free from our sins.

For the Christians it not a sad day its day of celebrating because they no longer need carry the curse of sin instead they are not wearing theirs sinful clothes they’re now wearing Christ clothes

Hiro Nakamura fictional character in Hero uttered these words, To eulogize him is to admit he is gone. My father is not dead. Kaito “Nakamura taught me right from wrong. What it means to be a hero. So long as his lessons live through me he will never die. My father taught me to understand that certain things are in God’s hands. But for everything else God gave us the gift of choice. My father gave me the tools to fight the battles ahead. Every hand I extend in kindness is his hand, and every blow I strike for justice is his fist. So long as the lessons he taught me stays in me and so long as he lives in my heart then my father is not truly dead.

As scripture declares, “I have been crucified with Christ and me no longer live, but Christ lives in me.The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” hero season two Ep 9 Hiro Nakamura fictional character

Reflections On The Resurrection

When Jesus cleansed the temple complex because they were selling oxen, sheep, and doves, along money exchanger

So the Jews replied to Him,” What sign of authority will You show us for doing these things?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this sanctuary, and I will raise it up in three days.” While the scribes and Pharisees, wanted we want to see a sign from Jesus.

Jesus also declared He would be in the stomach of a big fish for three days and nights, just as the Son of Man will be deep in the earth for three days and nights. Jesus declared to his disciples in Mark 8:31; Matthew 17:22; Luke 9:22 That Son of Man would be handed over to Chief priests and the teachers would kill Him, and on the third day He would raise up.” And the disciples were deeply distressed. Apostle Peter took Jesus aside and rebuke Him.

In Psalm 16;10; For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay. Anthropology did study and found that a dead starts decaying after 72 hours. it worn repeating study again, ” Human Death and Decay, “As the cells die, bacteria within the body begin breaking them down. Enzymes in the pancreas cause the organ to digest itself. The body soon takes on a gruesome appearance and smells. Decomposing tissue emits a green substance, as well as gasses such as methane and hydrogen sulfide. The lungs expel fluid through the mouth and nose. As Martha stated, Martha, “Lord, he’s already decaying ! It’s been four days.

Isaiah 53:9 declared that He would be assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death.

When Jesus gave up His spirit a soldier pierced His side with a spear, and at once blood, and water came out. When Joseph a member of the Sanhedrin who had not agreed with their plan and action. Toke Jesus down from the cross He gave him proper burial according to the burial custom of the Jews, and buried him his tomb. Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about 75 pounds of myrrh and aloes. Then, they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen cloths with the aromatic spices.

He was buried with “the rich” in an honorable burial through the donated tomb of rich Joseph of Arimathea (Matt. 27:57–60; Mark 15:42–46; Luke 23:50–53; John 19:38–40 Fulfilling Isaiah spoken in Isaiah 53:9

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary observed the tomb and where His body was placed. Then, they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.

After the preparation and burial, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together went to Pilate, and said, “Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I am to rise again.’ Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day; otherwise, His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.” Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go, make it as secure as you know how.” And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.

When speaking prior to His crucifixion Jesus predicted his death and resurrection to his disciple that he would be handed over to Elders, Chief Priest, and legal expects and would be crucified and die and after three days He would rise again. Since Jesus already fulfill this first part of His prediction by dying on Calgary Cross and buried Rich man sepulchre.

Chuck Swindoll, utter these words several times. Since, the disciples and two Marys were unaware of Mathew 28 because they’re still living in Matthew 27. Even thou Jesus predicated it would occur. Now Matthew 28 will unfold as Jesus predicated.

On the third day, violent earthquake, and an angel appeared clothing as white as snow and the guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men and they fled the grave site and reported to the chief priest what transpired. And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.” And if this should come to the governor’s ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble.” And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jew to this day.

On the same day Mary Magdalene and, the other Mary went to where Jesus was buried finished the preparation, bringing the spices with them and view the tomb and was empty. They went into the tomb. An angel of the Lord was in the tomb dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed. He said ” Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there just as He told you.'” that He has risen from the dead. So they went out and started running from the tomb, because trembling, and astonishment overwhelmed them. Mary went to the disciple and said, “The tomb was empty

So Peter and John went forth, and they went to the tomb. The two were running together; and John ran faster than Peter and came to the tomb first; and stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. And Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. So the John who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. At the time, they went back to their own homes and their vocations.

Accordingly, the Apostle Paul For I delivered to you on first importance what I also received, from Christ. He died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas {Simon Peter} then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all. He appeared to me also

People who saw Jesus after His death:

✤ He appeared before the other Mary,” Salome, Joanna, and o Mary Magdalene while at the tomb John 20:11-18 Mark 16:9-11.

✤ Thers, as they returned from the sepulchre. Matthew 28:1-10 Mark 16:1-8, and Luke 24:1-11.

✤ To Simon Peter alone on the day of the resurrection. Luke 24:34; 1 Cor. 15:5.

✤ To the two disciples on the way to Emmaus on the day of the resurrection, recorded Luke 24:13-35. To the ten disciples (Thomas being absent time John 20:19-24. To the disciples again (Thomas was present at Jerusalem Mark 16:14-18; Luke 24:33-40; John 20:26-28. 1 Cor. 15:5.

✤ To the disciples, when they were fishing at the Sea of Galilee. John 21:1-23.

✤ To the eleven and 500 brethren at once, at an appointed place in Galilee 1 Cor. 15:6;

✤ To His half brother James, but under what circumstances we are not informed 1 Cor.15:7

✤ To the apostles, immediately before He ascended into heaven. Luke 24:50-52; Acts 1:4-10.

✤ Christ appeared to Paul on Damascus Road in Acts 9:3-9, 17; 1Cor.15:8.

Jesus without doubt is one the key figure in history, Yet Wikipedia claims Jesus has several burial sites, There located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. A second site, known as the Garden Tomb, located just outside Jerusalem the Old City. Other key religious leader such as Muhammad, Confucius, and Bahá’í you know where they were buried For example: Muhammad is buried in the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, The grave of Confucius, founder of Confucianism, is in his home town of Qufu, Shandong Province, China, and Bábism The Shrine of the Báb, the burial location of the Báb, the founder of Bábism and one of three central figures of the Bahá’í Faith, is located on Mount Carmel, in Haifa, Israel. Yet, the historian can only speculated where Jesus was buried.

It is also the key to the Christian faith. The core of are walk. Logically how can someone pray to someone who is dead how can that hear your prayers when they’re dead? Dr. Henry Morris wrote these words concerning Jesus resurrection “, the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. Everything else that was said or done by Christ and the apostles are secondary in importance to the resurrection. If the resurrection did not take place then, Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth.

Another factor that sin is the cause and the effect of physical and spiritual death.

“Death is our greatest enemy, and it has conquered all men but Christ. No man is wise enough to outwit death or wealthy enough to purchase freedom from death or strong enough to vanquish death. The grave always wins the victory, and every person sooner or later returns to the dust.” In fact, the inexorable triumph of death applies not only to people, but to all things. Animals die, and plants die, and even whole species atrophy and become extinct. Cities and nations, like people, are born and grow for a season, and then fade away. Homes and automobiles and clothes wear out and must eventually go back to the dust, just as do their owners. Even the universe itself is running down and heading toward an ultimate “heat death.” Or the apostle Paul wrote, ” and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

Remember the disciples they were scattered when chief priest, and legal expect arrested Jesus and the disciples lived in fear for their lives as scripture states, ” Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little one.” After Pentecost when 120 followers of Jesus were upper room praying requested by Jesus. The Holy Spirit descended upon them, and they became to speak in tongues and the apostle Peter preached the gospel. Later on, chief priests and the Pharisees order John and Peter threatens them beat them in Acts 4. The key was the resurrection of Jesus Christ all they had to is point to His empty tomb. The Pharisees and Sadducees had to produce the body, and the apostles would be the laughing stock of community and no one would take them serious.

2 Peter 1:16 “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were EYEWITNESSES of his majesty.”

• And these men went so far as seal their testimony with their blood! They died a horrible and martyrs death!

• There is no way; these 12 men could have all been deceived.

• For this reason—these 12 men not only died for a lie—and here is the catch—THEY KNEW IT WAS A LIE!

• If the resurrection of Jesus Christ a lie—THEY KNEW IT!

Professor Thomas Arnold, former chair of history at Oxford, and author of the famous volumes, History of Rome, was skillfully educated in the study of historical facts. Professor Arnold, stated, “I have been used for many years to study the histories of other times, and to examine and weigh the evidence of those who have written about them, and I know of no one fact in the history of mankind which is PROVED BY BETTER AND FULLER EVIDENCE of every sort, than the great sign which God has given us that Christ died and rose again from the dead.”

After investigating the evidence of the resurrection, Lord Darling, former Chief Justice of England, stated, “. . . There is such overwhelming evidence, positive and negative, factual, and circumstantial, that no intelligent jury in the world could fail to bring in a verdict that the resurrection story is true.” Now to deny the resurrection of Jesus Christ you have to close your eyes to the overwhelming facts of history. Tim Keller penned these words, “If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.”

Jesus is alive!!

if believe in His atoning works you will have eternal life with Christ. Martha Tigchelaar my mother died on March 08 2012. What comfort our family most I’ll see one day in heaven. As King David declares, “I’ll go to him, but he will never return to me.”

As written in scriptures, ” O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” Furthermore, it is written in the Old Testament, “I will ransom them from the power of Sheol. I will redeem them from death. Death, where are your barbs? Sheol, where is your sting?”

Christianity is the most persecuted people throughout history because of their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ eleven of the twelve apostles were martyred because their strong belief in the resurrection of Christ.

If the disciples took Jesus body the common belief in that time frame. You would think at least one. The disciples would reveal where Jesus body is, certainly chief priest, nor the guards kept watch over the grave site would not reveal their secret meeting The guards would have lost their lives if Roman authority found out they abandoned their posts.

The chief priests, Pharisee, and the legal expect hated Jesus, and put Him to death. If the mass would have known their intent of killing Him, and covering up the resurrection it also would have expose their hypocrisy to the people. As Jesus stated the disciples, “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it; the world hates you. Remember if world attack you remember they attack Jesus first. As scripture declares,” Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own from the law, but one that is through faith in Christ—the righteousness from God based on faith. My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead. NT Write wrote, ” The resurrection completes the inauguration of God’s kingdom…It is the decisive event demonstrating that God’s kingdom really has been launched on earth as it is in heaven.

John 2;19

Matthew 27:61



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