Holy Week continued

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Posted on 09 Jul 2015 06:17

Friday, April 3, 2015


St. Mark 15:1 – 47

Holy Week continued

Holy Friday is also called Good Friday.

In the early morning hours of Good Friday, Jesus was arrested. This is also when Judas betrayed Jesus by kissing his cheek, the sign he arranged with the Sanhedrin to let them know which man was Jesus.

Jesus stood trial where He endured the shame of false accusations, condemnation, mockery, beatings, and abandonment.

After multiple unlawful trials, Jesus was sentenced to death by crucifixion, one of the most horrible and disgraceful methods of capital punishment. Before Christ was led away, soldiers spit on him, tormented and mocked him, and pierced him with a crown of thorns.

Then Jesus was forced to carry His own cross to Calvary where, again, He was mocked and insulted as Roman soldiers nailed Him to the wooden cross.

Jesus spoke seven final statements from the cross. His first words were, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34, NIV). His last were, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." (Luke 23:46, NIV) Then, about the ninth hour (3 p.m.), Jesus breathed his last and died. He was removed from the cross, wrapped in cloths and buried in a nearby tomb
Friday's events are recorded in Matthew 27:1-62, Mark 15:1-47, Luke 22:63-23:56, and John 18:28-19:37.

Dr. J. M. Wooten

It should be noted that the exact order of events during Holy Week is debated by Bible scholars. This timeline represents an approximate outline of major events as I interpret them. jmw

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