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By Josh Hawkins Posted on December 22, 2012

The Christmas story evokes so many beautiful emotions in us this time of year. For those who have eyes to see, Jesus' humble birth fills us with joy and stuns us with amazement. What churned in the heart of the LORD of glory to be born in such lowliness?

Amazement was also a common reaction of many in the four Gospel accounts. Whether it was because of Jesus' gracious words and wisdom (Luke 4:22) or His miraculous deeds (Matthew 8:27; Luke 9:43; Luke 24:41), the crowds, single individuals, and His inner core of disciples were constantly astonished by Him.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on March 28, 2017

After a final sentencing by Pilate, Jesus is led from the Praetorium to Golgotha, the site of His crucifixion just outside the city of Jerusalem. The Roman soldiers accompanying Jesus compel Simon of Cyrene, a passerby, to carry Jesus' cross when He is physically unable to continue. This episode looks at the possible route Jesus would have taken and looks at some more details from Mark 15.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on March 21, 2017

Jesus, the promised seed of Genesis 3, the promised king of Israel from David's line from 2 Samuel 7, and the very God of Israel who shook Mount Sinai from Exodus 20 is beaten and spit on before several hundred Roman solders in the Praetorium, Pilate's residence. This episode looks at some details of His horrific scourging from Matthew 27 and John 19.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on March 14, 2017

Jesus was sent back to Pilate after His interrogation before Herod Antipas, and the Jews were even more enraged. Though the Roman governor believed Jesus did not commit any crime nor was He deserving of death, the people cried out "crucify Him!" out of jealousy, envy, and a hatred for God in their hearts. This episode looks at select passages from Matthew 27, Mark 15, and Luke 23.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on March 7, 2017

Pilate determined that Jesus was a Galilean and was not under his jurisdiction, so he sent Him to Herod, who was in Jerusalem at the time for the Passover feast. Herod had hoped to see a sign done by Jesus, but receives nothing but complete silence from Him. This episode looks at these events and examines how Jesus' example is a model for our discipleship.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on February 28, 2017

As the Jewish authorities hurl false accusations of Jesus before Pilate, the Roman governor withdraws into his residence for a more private conversation with his prisoner. Pilate marvels at Jesus' answers inside as well as His silence before the Jews. This episode examines the accusations of the Jews as well as Jesus' words to Pilate about His kingdom.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on February 21, 2017

Jesus is led from the house of Caiaphas to the Praetorium, Pilate's residence in the early morning on Friday of Passion Week. After a morning interrogation by the Sanhedrin, Jesus is falsely accused before Pilate, saying that He forbid the Jews to worship Caesar, the leader of the Roman empire. This episode examines some of the events from John 18 and Luke 23.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on February 14, 2017

Luke's Gospel details the account of Peter's three denials of Jesus as well as Christ's second, morning appearance before the Sanhedrin for a more "official", yet still completely illegal, inquisition. This episode examines the Gospels' record of late Thursday night and Friday morning of Passion Week.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on February 7, 2017

After being privately questioned by Caiaphas, the Sanhedrin, the Jewish ruling council, is gathered in haste to the house of the high priest where He is questioned, mocked, accused, spit on, and beaten. There was no legality whatsoever to the actions of the Jewish authorities, and the steps to a judicial murder of Jesus had been set in motion. This episode looks at the first inquisition of the Sanhedrin in the late evening of Thursday of Passion Week.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on November 22, 2016

After His capture in Gethsemane, Jesus is escorted to the house of Annas, who subsequently sends Him to the house of the high priest, Caiaphas. In an attempt to gain information that could be used against Him before the larger group of Jewish authorities, Caiaphas interrogates Jesus privately. This episode looks at the details of John 18 and Jesus' words to the high priest.

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