Category Archives for Cross

Golgotha – The Place of the Scull

    Calvary - Skull Hill

    Where was Jesus Crucified? The cross of Christ is often portrayed as having been on a hill far away.  We even sing songs about it.  But the Romans crucified people on well traveled roads as an example, not in remote locations. All four gospels say that Jesus was crucified at “the place of a skull.”  […]

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    Why Did God Forsake Jesus?

      Jesus Forsaken

      “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” These words, spoken by Jesus about the ninth hour as He hung on the cross, are recorded in Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34. I was reminded of the words of Christ as I read these words from the book of Jeremiah: “Thou hast forsaken Me, saith […]

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      Where Did Jesus Go

      The Cross and Heaven

      Where Did Jesus Go When He Died? At the end of His suffering on the cross, Jesus said, “I thirst.” After they gave Him vinegar in response, Jesus declared, “It is finished.”  Then He gave up His spirit.  (Jn. 19:28-30)  They placed the body of Jesus in a tomb, but where did His spirit go? […]

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      Joy on the Cross

        Joy on the Cross

        Two thieves were crucified that day.  In their anger, pain and despair they cursed God and mockingly called on His Son to save their wretched lives. (Mt. 27:43-44; Mk. 15:27-32) As Christ was enduring His final temptations on the cross, one of the thieves who had been reviling Him repented.  This robber being crucified beside […]

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        Temptation on the Cross

          The Cross

          In his first epistle, the Apostle Peter gave us this warning: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet. 5:8 – KJV) Satan tempted Jesus repeatedly, seeking to make Christ fall. Immediately after Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit led Him […]

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