Zis-N-Zat From Pastor Asher

God is my conscience, Jesus lives in my heart… this blog is about what I see, what I think, what I do and how I serve God

Thinking Towards Sunday; Palm / Passion Sunday; March 24, 2013

BG copyThis Sunday is the Passion / Palm Sunday and at Christ Church we will talk about the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Hebrew Scriptures Reading for This Sunday: Isaiah 53:4-6  (NIV2010)

Gospel Reading for This Sunday: Mark 15:25-27; Luke 23:39-43; Mark 15:29-31; Luke 23:44-46

You can read these Scriptures here: NIV2010 // CEB

The following narrative is single threaded study of the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Luke account of the Crucifixion:

Mark 15:25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: The King of the Jews.

27 They crucified two rebels [criminals –? aft] with him, one on his right and one on his left.

Luke 23: 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 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.”

Mark 15: 29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 come down from the cross and save yourself!” 31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself!

Luke 23:44 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.

Hymns:

Opening: UMH 355 – Depth of Mercy, verses 1, 4 and 5

Adoration: UMH 425 – O Crucified Redeemer verses 1 and 2 (use melody 396)

Closing: UMH 603 – Come, Holy Ghost, Our Hearts Inspire (use melody 378)

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