Journey to Jesus – Good Friday

Matthew 27:32-50

New International Version (NIV)

The Crucifixion of Jesus<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.9em; font-weight: normal; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”>

32 As they were going out,<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”> they met a man from Cyrene,<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(C)”> named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(D)”> 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”).<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(E)”> 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall;<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(F)”> but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(G)”> 36 And sitting down, they kept watch<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(H)”> over him there. 37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews.
38 Two rebels were crucified with him,<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(I)”> one on his right and one on his left. 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(J)”> 40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(K)”> save yourself!<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(L)”> Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(M)”> 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel!<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(N)”> Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(O)”> in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(P)”> now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

The Death of Jesus<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.9em; font-weight: normal; vertical-align: top;" value="(Q)”>

45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(R)”> came over all the land. 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,<span class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="[a]”>[a] lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).<span class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="[b]”>[b]<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(S)”>
47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”
48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar,<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(T)”> put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. 49 The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”
50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.

His friend denied him, His Father turned his back on him. He was beaten, mocked, and hung on a cross. He took on the sins of the world, and died so that we could be made new in Him. The veil was torn, man was no longer separated from God. Jesus bridges the gap…..He was placed in a tomb, and the tomb was sealed. Pilate placed his guards at the tomb to keep watch. 

It’s Friday…..but Sunday is coming! 

Blessings,
Megan

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