Every Last Word
Have you ever been in a situation where you missed something obvious? Have you been a part of a confusing conversation that you just couldn’t figure a way out of? Some of Jesus’ disciples found themselves in a similar situation.
Have you ever done something completely on the wrong premise. You know what happens. Every thing gets blown out of the water when you discover the truth. Well that’s what happened to the women who went to anoint Jesus’ body as he lay in the tomb. They found He wasn’t there!
There were things to be done. Preparations had to be made. Jesus had died. A secret Christian courageously makes his faith known and takes Jesus body to be buried. And the women who loved Jesus, go to anoint Jesus body with oil and spices.
The sky would go dark. A curtain would be torn from top to bottom. Nothing could stop the inevitable. Jesus was dying. God had turned His back on His only Son. But the end is in sight! A light can be seen!
Who would you consider to be the luckiest person in the world? Someone with a lot of money, or maybe a football player with a couple of SuperBowl rings? How about someone who came to trust Jesus at the last possible moment of their life?
Have you ever done something really, really bad to someone? And then amazingly they forgave you? What if it was the worst sin possible? Would you still expect to be forgiven? You know what? Jesus forgave those who crucified Him.
On the way to the cross, Jesus passed many who were shedding tears. But he would not let them cry. There are events to come that are more pressing for them to be concerned about.
The trial of Jesus is over. Pilate found Him innocent of all charges. End of story? Nope not yet, Jesus was still sentenced to death. What happened next? Why was an innocent man crucified?
What did the Roman trial of Jesus really do? Why did He need to suffer so horribly? These are questions that many people have when it comes to the treatment of Jesus.
Have you ever felt that you were unfairly treated, maybe accused of something that you didn’t do? Maybe your words have been twisted or misrepresented? If so, you’re not alone. Christ was tried in a court facing charges that were just not true.
First Jesus was betrayed by Judas, and then denied by Peter. What could cause them to do such a horrible thing? To learn about the situation surrounding the Peters denial, tune in this week to Every Last Word.