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THEY WATCHED HIM DIE

John and Jesus’ mother, Mary,  followed the Via Dolorosa and watched the mighty warrior, Jesus go forth into battle.  By this time, the Son of God had gone through a kangaroo court, been put on display before two Roman leaders, beaten … Continue reading

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ROMAN SOLDIERS

The Roman soldier was a leader of men, yet it was his obligation to follow orders.  They came through the ranks after serving in the military for years. The requirements to become an officer were often difficult.  The candidate had to … Continue reading

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THE SCOURGE

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MARCH 12, 2016 – REPOSTED TODAY TO REMIND US OF WHAT OUR SAVIOR SUFFERED FOR US. 39 lashes was the limit.  More than that would have undoubtedly caused death.  The object of lashing was to inflict severe … Continue reading

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THE FINAL SACRIFICE

It was the hour of the evening sacrifice when Jesus took His final breath and commended Himself to His heavenly Father’s hands. The final sacrifice was now complete. His distorted, gory, pitiful body was lifeless. It was getting late. The work … Continue reading

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SUFFERING SAVIOR

During the time of His arrest, by a vigilante gang of leaders of the church of His day, Jesus stood uncomplaining. He suffered the brutal threats and insults. He withstood the humiliation of being spat upon and assaulted by His … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – SOLDIERS WHO CRUCIFIED HIM

Who were these men who crucified Jesus?  Many soldiers are mentioned in the Passion stolry who carried out the job of execution.  It was their duty to do so.  These soldiers had worked their way up through the ranks, exhibited great … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – PONTIUS PILATE

Pontius Pilate played a pivotal role in the crucifixion of Jesus, even though he had no reason to declare him guilty.  The evidence brought against this criminal had nothing to do with Roman law.  The only possible reason Pilate could … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – ROMAN CENTURION

He was a man around the same age as the one hanging on the center cross.  This soldier was a leader of men.  He’d come by his position through the ranks, after several years serving in the military.  The requirements to become an … Continue reading

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INNOCENCE

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© Our lives begin in innocence, we are too young to know; But even in those fledgling years, we choose the way we go. Our minds are bright our will is strong. We think we … Continue reading

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THEY CRUCIFIED HIM

There doesn’t seem to be anything good about Good Friday.  The streets were lined with an angry mob demanding the death of three men.  Two deserved to die, the other didn’t. Hidden in that crowd were a few of Jesus’ followers, … Continue reading

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THE SCOURGE

  39 lashes was the limit.  More than that would have probably caused death.  The object of lashing was to inflict severe pain and humiliation.  It was part of the ritual of crucifixion – a means to cause the criminal … Continue reading

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