Friday, April 10, 2009

Week Before the Cross: Friday

Last night I watched "The Visual Bible - Mathew." Ever seen this? It is every verse from the book of Matthew in NIV on DVD with actors portraying the events.

I turn on the captions so it displays the verses on the screen like subtitles. It is 2 discs long so last night I watched up until just before the Lord's Supper. I'll watch the rest tonight and I'm looking forward to it.

So here we are. The day of crucifixion. It's weighty. And it would be unbearable without the knowledge of what comes on Sunday. Can you imagine being in the disciples' place on this day nearly 2,000 years ago? Rough.

Of course, they had been clearly told by Jesus that this would happen, and that He would rise again on the 3rd day. Yet somehow, they didn't quite grasp what He was telling them. It's weighty.

So here is what happened on this day in Jesus' life. The disciples scatter, and Peter denies believing in Jesus. Jesus is tried by the Jewish and Roman authorities:

Then, Jesus is tortured and crucified - supposedly for the crime of blasphemy - but in reality, for every crime and sin of mine and yours:

The Bible doesn't tell us the events of Saturday for Jesus, when His body lay in a tomb. So we'll pick back up on Sunday for that dramatic conclusion.

Blessings ~ Rachel

7 comments:

  1. Happy Easter, my sister in Christ!

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  2. Yes, thanks for sharing. It was about a year ago this month that I joined your Bible study on Women of the Bible and not long after that I started my blog. It's hard to believe it's been a year already. When I started I felt I did not have a friend at all, now I have a world of friends. To God be the glory.
    Have a blessed Easter,
    AliceE.

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  3. Thanks, Rachel. You continue to inspire me to continue to seek God's Word and work on my flaws. God blesses me every single day and He has sent "An Angel" and I call her Rachel Olsen. Happy Easter to all.

    Jo-Ann
    Denver, Co.

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  4. God is Awesome.....I lift each of you up in prayer.

    JoAnn/Denver

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  5. God has inspired me to become a better me! You, Rachel have given me insight into God's Word. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Jo-Ann
    Denver

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  6. To All My Sisters In Christ, Happy Monday...hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

    JoAnn
    Denver

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