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Luke 23:2

Luke 23:2

Jesus was looking forward to eating the feast of Passover with His disciples. He knew victory over sin, Satan, death and hell would be gained, following His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection - but first He had to face the terrors of the cross, when He would bear the sin of the world on His shoulders.

As the time for His exodus drew closer, we read of the terrible plot to kill Him - the treachery of Judas who betrayed read more...

Luke 23:3

Luke 23:3

As recorded in the Law, the Passover lamb was to be examined for blemishes, for four consecutive days. Only an unblemished animal could be used for this purpose. Jesus even fulfilled this legal requirement for He was God's Passover Lamb, and for four days, before He was crucified on Calvary's cross, He was examined. Jesus was questioned; tested and scrutinised unrelentingly, by Jewish leaders - scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees, but He was found to be read more...

Luke 23:26

Luke 23:26

The Jewish passover lamb had to be inspected for four days before being slaughtered on the alter of sacrifice, because only a lamb that was unblemished could be offered to Jehovah. In the same way Christ was scrutinised for four days, prior to the Passover, by the scribes, Pharisees, Saducees and leaders of the people, in a fruitless attempt to trip Him up. so that they could accuse Him of blasphemy.

False witnesses were read more...

Luke 23:34

Luke 23:34

In the midst of the most shocking miscarriage of justice when hatred against God and His Christ reach the pinnacle of humanities evil, we have a glimpse into the Father-heart of God and the infinite passion and love of the Son with these eternal words: Father forgive them, they know not what they do.

Despised, rejected and dying on the cross, with outstretched arms of love, to redeem mankind from their sins. The first thought on the mind of our read more...

Luke 23:43

Luke 23:43

The one and only Saviour of the world hung on a cruel wooden cross, with His arms of forgiveness wide open to all who would trust His name. The armies of heaven were at His disposal, but He could never respond to the jeering crowd that taunted, if you are the Son of God, come down from the cross and save Yourself, for to do so would have shut the door to paradise for everyone, and slammed closed the gates of heaven for ever, with no hope for mankind in the read more...

Luke 23:46

Luke 23:46

The precious beauty of this bloody scene is multiplied by the significance of the many wonders and beautiful words that accompany this precious moment in the centre of time, space and eternity. Heaven was hushed, and time stood still as the only begotten Son of God as the perfect Son of Man paid the price for the sin of the world.

 Gracious forgiveness had been extended to whosoever would trust in His saving sacrifice and a precious promise of read more...