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 »
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 »
After raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus and the Twelve take leave of the crowds and angry Jewish leadership and head to Ephraim before heading north one final time to Galilee. In this episode, see an overview of the events of Jesus' final journey to Jerusalem in the spring of 29AD.
In the last extended period of Jesus' two-year ministry, we discover Him ministering mainly in the southern parts of Israel. With only about 6 months remaining before He is crucified in Jerusalem, this period is marked by severe statements of warning and pronouncements of judgment on Israel and the Jewish leadership.
The entourage of Magi from the East meet with Herod in Jerusalem and follow the star they saw to Bethlehem, where they find the Child Jesus and present Him with three gifts. The gold, frankincense, and myrrh each represent something very unique about Jesus. In this episode, we examine the significance of the gifts and… Read More »
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