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Easter Eye Witness Part 4 – Roman Soldiers
March 28, 2021

Easter Eye Witness Part 4 – Roman Soldiers

March 28, 2021

Easter Eyewitness

Part 4 – Roman Soldiers

John 19

The Roman Soldiers Flog Jesus – John 19:1-3.

Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face. John 19:1-3

The Crucifixion of Jesus – John 19:16ff.

So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. John 19:16-18

19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth, the king of the jews. 20 Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek. 21 The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews.”

22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.

24 “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”

This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said,

“They divided my clothes among them

    and cast lots for my garment.”

So this is what the soldiers did. John 19:19-24

41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.

43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:41-43

It is never too late to invite Christ to you and receive God’s !

The Death of Jesus – Luke 23:44-47

44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. 47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”

Why Did Jesus Endure Crucifixion and Death?

Jesus died on the cross so that our sins can be

The Bible tells us that we are all in need of from God.

20 Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous,

    no one who does what is right and never sins. Ecclesiastes 7:20

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8

36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. John 3:36

God is and – eager to forgive us of our sins!

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

God declares that the just penalty for sin is !

23 For the wages of sin is death, Romans 6:23a

23 …but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23b

21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21

As God, Jesus’ death provided forgiveness for the sins of the entire .

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2

Forgiveness of your sins is available if you will place your in Jesus Christ as your Savior.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Ephesians 1:7

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

 

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