Good Friday (Passion Week)

We continue our story following the final hours of Jesus life. After seizing him in the middle of the night, Jesus stood trial against a prejudice jury. False testimonies sentenced Jesus to death. Not wanting to be the hands to carry out Jesus sentence, the chief priests send Jesus to governor Pilate. Pilate questions Jesus and can find no fault in him.  Had being warned by his wife to have nothing to do with Jesus execution, he tries to satisfy the blood thirsty crowd by having Jesus severely scourged. The roman soldiers dress Jesus in a purple robe and place a crown of thorns on his head. Despite Pilate’s efforts, Jesus appearance does not sway the chief priest decision and still demand for Jesus to be crucified. Pilate once again tries to escape giving this order and offers to release a prisoner, as is custom for the Passover celebration. The crowd screams for Barabbas to be set free and for Jesus to be crucified. With this, Pilate washes his hands and gives the order for Jesus to be crucified immediately. Jesus is mocked and spat on as he is forced to carry his cross to Golgotha where he is to be crucified. It’s now about 9am and Jesus hangs from a cross in between two other men. Jesus gives seven statements on the cross, with the last coming at noon “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Luke‬ ‭23:46‬ ‭NIV. And with that Jesus gives his final breathe. Darkness covers the land, the earth quakes and the veil of the temple is torn into two. A centurion who was present and witnessed  these events testified about Jesus Christ “So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!””‭‭Luke‬ ‭23:47‬ ‭NKJV‬‬. From noon till 3 in the afternoon darkness covered the land. Jesus body was wrapped in linen and laid in a tomb upon request of a just man named Joesph  the Arimathea. There, the deceased body of Jesus would lay… 

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