Jesus died on a Friday ("the Preparation Day") and was buried before the beginning of the Sabbath (Saturday) by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. These two men feared God and were well-respected members of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish ruling council. This episode examines the details of Jesus' burial from all four Gospels. For more on… Read More »
Around the 9th hour or 3pm on Friday of Passion Week, Jesus utters a number of phrases recorded by the Gospels and breathes His last. This episode looks into the final moments of His life and details the important phrases He spoke as He hung on the cross from John 19 and Matthew 27.
The Gospels indicate that darkness covered the land for three hours as Jesus hung on the cross. And nearing the final moments of His life, Jesus utters the well-known cry, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?", quoting Psalm 22. This episode looks at these two events and offers a different perspective from… Read More »
According to Matthew's Jesus is mocked and derided by four separate groups as He hung on the cross. The Gospels detail Jesus' words with the robbers/rebels crucified with Him, one of whom believes Jesus has not done anything wrong. This episode looks at each of these groups as well as Jesus' well-known statement "Assuredly I… Read More »
Jesus of Nazareth is crucified in typical Roman fashion, and the soldiers cast lots for His clothing. John sees this as the fulfillment of Psalm 22. Luke's Gospel also records some additional words from Jesus' lips as He was hanging on the cross. This episode examines these details from the Gospels.
As Jesus is laboriously carrying His cross to Golgotha, He turns to the crowds and the weeping women that followed Him on the road and speaks a final word of judgment to them and to the city. This episode looks at Jesus' words from Luke 23 and His quote from Hosea 10.
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
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