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April 11, 2014

A divine drama

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Friday of Holy Week, called Good Friday, he was turned over for crucifixion by Pontius Pilate and condemned to death. His suffering would include being mocked by the soldiers, crowned with thorns, scourged with whips, clothed with a purple robe and nailed to a cross.

The seven “words” or sentences Jesus spoke from the cross, reveal the scope of his sacrificial death on the cross. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. When he exclaimed, “It is finished” the work of dying as the Savior of the world, in our place and as our substitute, was complete.

Saturday of Holy Week was the Sabbath, and his body rested in the tomb on that day, having been buried by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.

Sunday, called Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of our Lord, he rose from the dead, and was seen by eyewitnesses, which included the women and the apostles. His body came back to life, he was now in his glorified state, but he still bore the marks on his hands, feet and side. These marks showed the price he has paid for our justification. In Jesus, we are declared innocent before his Father in heaven.

By faith, we believe that this was done for me, for you, for everyone. In the Lord Jesus Christ, we have forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. This is God’s divine drama and unlike TV fictional drama, these events actually happened in history, in time and in reality. Attend Holy Week services next week and experience for yourself this drama authored by God.

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