The Seven Last Words of Jesus, Friday, Jerusalem, Circa 33 AD

“Today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43 Two other “criminals” were part of the crucifixion story.   A thief hung either side of Jesus, suffering death on the cross.   Think of the two thieves as representatives for the binary choice we have when it comes to salvation.   We either mock and deny Jesus […]

The Seven Last Words of Jesus, Friday, Jerusalem, Circa 33 AD

“Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”  Luke 23:34 Here it is.  Nailed to and hanging from a cross.   The Roman soldiers have cast lots for his clothing.  The crowd has hurled a never ending stream of insults at him.  He is mocked. But Jesus knew that His fate was […]