1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? 2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. 3 But thou art holy,
The day Jesus died 1012
45 Now from noon until three, darkness came over all the land. 46 At about three o’clock Jesus shouted with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47 When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink. 49 But the rest said, “Leave him alone! Let’s see if Elijah will come to save him.” 50 Then Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and gave up his spirit. 51 Just then the temple curtain was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks were split apart. 52 And tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had died were raised. 53 (They came out of the tombs after his resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.) 54 Now when the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and what took place, they were extremely terrified and said, “Truly this one was God’s Son!”
The day my dad and mom died 10122013
The message the world hates is the truth that we celebrate. The message the world hates is the only message that will save lost sinners, the only message that we should proclaim. Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary, bearing the penalty for my sins, and setting a pattern for the kind of life I should live as a Christian. The cross of Christ is such a glorious mystery that it will take all eternity to begin to fathom what God has done in this magnificent event, to His glory.
Alas and did my Savior bleed
And did my Sov’reign die?
Would he devote that sacred head
for sinners such as I?
Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown,
And love beyond degree!
Well might the sun in darkness hide,
And shut His glories in,
When Christ the mighty Maker died
For man, the creature’s sin.
But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe;
Here, Lord I give myself away,
’Tis all that I can do.329
Author, Isaac Watts; composer, Hugh Wilson
From John 19:17, we learn that Jesus began the journey to Golgotha carrying His own cross.
An Alexander is mentioned in Acts 19:33, and a Rufus is named in Romans 16:13. In Acts 11:20, we read that it was men from Cyprus and Cyrene who preached the gospel to the Gentiles at Antioch.
I also find the name Simon of interest. I am inclined to ask myself, “Why isn’t it Simon Peter who is carrying the cross of his Lord?” The disciples (except John) are noticeably absent in the crucifixion accounts.
The only exceptions would be the group of women who had accompanied Jesus, who looked on from a distance (Matthew 27:55-56), a few men (such as Joseph of Arimathea), and John, who was somewhere nearby (John 19:25-27).
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This is not to exclude the Holy Spirit in the suffering and sacrifice of the Son (see Hebrews 9:13-14).
Eli, Eli, means “My God, My God.” El is the shortened form of Elohim (God). The “i” is the personal pronoun, “my.” Thus, Eli means, “My God.”
Luke seems to say that a few men were here with these women, including perhaps men like Joseph of Arimathea.
This is a city of Judea (Luke 23:51), but its precise location is debated.
They may have been thrown out, like trash. Bodies were cast into the Valley of Hinnom, for example, to be consumed by the dogs.
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