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Impaled on a Torture Stake or Crucified on a Cross?

Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that Jesus was crucified on a cross.  They believe that it is more accurate to say that he was impaled on a torture stake.  (1) The New World Translation translates the noun (stauros) “torture stake.”  … Continue reading

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Miracles Of The Cross

Jesus worked miracles. Jimmy Jividen lists 35 specific miracles performed by Jesus, not counting the miracles connected with the cross, resurrection, and ascension (Jimmy Jividen, Miracles from God or Man, p. 17-18). Halley’s Bible Handbook classifies Jesus’ miracles under the … Continue reading

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Drawing Power

Meister Eckhart (1260-1327) was an influential preacher in Germany. He once preached a sermon on the three things which should draw one to Christ. Let us notice his three points…. 1. His fellow likeness to us. He experienced life, its joys, … Continue reading

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Seven Sayings From The Cross: Trust/Commitment

The last words which we have recorded of Jesus speaking from the cross are, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit” (Luke 23:46).  Then, we’re told, “having said this, he breathed His last” (Luke 23:46). I find it significant that … Continue reading

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Seven Sayings From The Cross: Purpose

Multitudes journey through this thing we call life void of any clear goal, sense of mission, or idea of purpose.  Life is just life.  There is nothing in particular that they wish to accomplish.  They are just here, aimlessly drifting … Continue reading

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Seven Sayings From The Cross: Humanity

“I thirst” (John 19:28).  “My tongue cleaveth to my jaws” (Psalm 22:15).  Thirst was something which went with death by crucifixion.  “The suffering of death by crucifixion was intense, especially in hot climates.  Severe local inflammation, coupled with an insignificant … Continue reading

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Seven Sayings From The Cross: Aloneness

The chronology:  (1) Jesus was with Pilate the sixth hour Roman time, or 6 AM (John 19:14).  Note: John used Roman time see John 20:19.  (2) Jesus was crucified the third hour of the day Jewish time, or 9 AM … Continue reading

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Seven Sayings From The Cross: Family

Willard Cox has written, “since death by crucifixion was slow, the dying men had plenty of time to talk.  The language of these men was often ugly with bitter cursing, false cries of innocence and pleas for help.  While Jesus … Continue reading

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Seven Sayings From The Cross: Salvation

Jesus wasn’t the only one being crucified on that day.  There were two others, one on each side of Jesus (Matthew 27:38).  They were thieves (KJV) or more literally robbers (NASB, NKJV, ESV).  A thief (kleptos) steals with stealth or … Continue reading

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Seven Sayings From The Cross: Forgiveness

An injustice had been done.  An innocent man had been condemned to die a horrible death by crucifixion.  Humanity cruelly mocked, ridiculed, and laughed him to scorn while he was in pain and agony.  One could understand why such a … Continue reading

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