Friday, March 29, 2013

Holy week #5 - Good Friday - John 18 and 19

"Pilate said, "Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law."
"But we have no right to execute anyone," they objected.
This took place to fulfill what Jesus had said about the kind of death He was going to die." 
(John 18:31-32)

"Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross.  
(John 19:19)

(Read John 18 and 19)

Today is Good Friday.  Not a lot of words should be spoken on Good Friday.  What is said is not nearly important as what is done; the accomplishing of the salvation of all who believe. 

Earlier, Jesus had said in John 12:32, "And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself." John continues the thought in verse 33 with this explanation, "He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die."  Jesus' crucifixion accomplished not just atonement for our sins, but Jesus' crucifixion (the type of death He died) also accomplished the purpose of lifting Jesus up (exalting Him) for all to see that He is the true King of the Jews.  And in being lifted up Jesus was then, is now, and will always be drawing all people to Himself.  Hallelujah!  What a Savior!

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