Tag: Book of Matthew
Mark 15.16-20 Then the Roman soldiers took him into the barracks of the palace, called out the entire palace guard, dressed him in a purple robe, and made a crown of long sharp thorns and put it on his head. Then they saluted, yelling, ‘Yea! King of the Jews!’ And they beat him… and spit on him… and went to their knees to ‘worship’ him. When they finally tired of their sport, they took off the purple robe and put his own cloths on him again and led him away to be crucified.
Matthew 27.35-39 After the crucifixion, the soldiers threw dice to divide up his clothes among themselves. Then they sat around and watched him as he hung there. And they put a sign above his head, ‘this is Jesus, the King of the Jews.’ Two robbers were also crucified there that morning, one on either side of him. And the people passing by hurled abuse, shaking their heads at him.
John 19.30 Jesus said, ‘It is finished,’ and bowed his head and dismissed his spirit.
Luke 23.47 “When the captain of the Roman military unit handling the executions saw what had happened, he was stricken with awe before God and said, ‘Surely this man was innocent.’
(All scriptures are from the Living Bible)
Thought of the day: It has been said that the value of something is determined by the price someone is willing to pay for it. I thought it would be appropriate on this Good Friday to remind you just how valuable you are in the eyes of God. “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).