Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’ death’

Luke 23:44-49 Buyer’s Remorse

What have I done!?

We join Jesus in His final hours. Heaven bears witness to this event as well. The scene is also full of spectators. Many people have gathered to witness Jesus’ death, including the religious leaders.

We looked at this scene in Matthew and Mark. Luke brings us a perspective on the spectators that we didn’t see in the other two accounts. Matthew shared the centurion’s realization that Jesus was indeed innocent, but Luke shares the people’s reaction. “And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts” (verse 48). Read more »

Mark 15:33-41 It Is Finished

Now that's a message I can get behind!

Now that’s a message I can get behind!

In our reading today Jesus mercifully and finally meets His death. Mercifully, because crucifixion often takes much longer. And finally, because it is the crowning moment of His work.

We looked at Jesus’ process and words during His final ordeal when we were going through Matthew’s gospel. We actually combined accounts from all four gospels to get a fuller picture, which we immersed ourselves in during the blog titled Death Comes Finally. I invite you to relive those moments again.

I know this is going to sound flippant, but I want to talk about the centurion who had an “ah ha” moment after Jesus died. His comment, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” strikes me strangely. This man was a practiced executioner. He had probably witnessed Read more »