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Resurrection Part 1 Luke 24 verses 1 – 17

  Luke 24 verses 2 & 3. “They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.” The woman who accompanied Jesus brought spices with which to embalm his body. They were evidently not expecting him to rise from the dead. When […]

Crucifixion Part 5 Luke 23 verses 50 – 56

  Luke 23 verses 50-52. “Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea and he was waiting for the kingdom of God. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ […]

Crucifixion Part 4 Luke 23 verses 44 – 49

  Luke 23 verse 47. “The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” Luke points out to us that in the providence of God, there were two events that occurred as Christ was dying, that vindicated his claims to be the Son of God, the King, the […]

Crucifixion Part 3 Luke 23 verses 38 – 43

Luke 23 v 43. “Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise””. Christ went to the Cross as our Passover Lamb. And like the Passover lamb, he saved others, but could not save himself, so Christ could alleviate the misery of many while he was on earth, […]

Crucified Part 2 Luke 23 verses 35 – 38

  Luke 23 verse 35. “The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.”” Christ hung on the Cross suspended between Heaven and earth. He was a spectacle to a callous and mocking world. […]

Crucified – Part 1- Luke 23 verses 32 – 39

Luke 23 verse 34. “Jesus said, ‘Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.” The soldiers crucified Jesus without realising the full significance of what they were doing. To them he was just another malefactor, a criminal to be executed. Notice carefully […]

Trial – Part 4 – Luke 23 verses 26 – 31

  Luke 23 verses 30, 31. “Then they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!” For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?” Notice how God gets his will done in a rebellion and hostile world. As Christ […]

Trial – Part 2 – Luke 23 verses 8 – 12

Luke 23 v 9. “He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.” The Herod to whom Pilate sent Jesus was Herod Antipas, who was Tetrarch of Galilee. Herod was called “King” but in reality a Tetrarch was only a governor of some sort. Galilee was always a hotbed of revolution and […]

Trial – Part 1 – Luke 23 verses 1 – 7

  Luke 23 v 4. “Then Pilot announced to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no basis for a charge against this man.” After Peter ran out into the night and wept in repentance and sorrow, Jesus was alone with his enemies for the remainder of the night. The crude guards cared little […]