My Notes for the Video
- The Romans had revoked the Jews (Sanhedrin – like our justice system) the right to execute anyone – although sometimes they would stone on the spot as they did the adulterous woman (Jesus saved her)
- Then Caiaphas - chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Matthew 26:59-60
- Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him and said, “Prophesy to us, Messiah. Who hit you?” Matthew 26:68
Jesus Before Pilate and Herod
- At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them. “If you are the Messiah,” they said, “tell us.”
- Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I asked you, you would not answer. But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.”
- They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?”
- He replied, “You say that I am.”
- Then they said, “Why do we need any more testimony? We have heard it from his own lips.”
This is what they crucified him for. Pilate succumbed to peer pressure but he thought Jesus was innocent
Jesus Barrabas or Jesus Messiah
At the festival the governor releases a prisoner picked by the crowd
The crowd chose Jesus Barrabas
They said “crucify him” "Crucify Jesus the Messiah"
(Barabbas was a man who had been put in prison for causing a riot in the city and for murder.)
Pilates wife warned him not to have anything to do with Jesus – she was tormented in dreams. But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
“Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor.
“Barabbas,” they answered.
“What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked.
They all answered, “Crucify him!”
“Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.
But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”
When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”
All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”
The heavy whip is brought down with full force again and again across Jesus’ shoulders, back, and legs. At first the heavy thongs cut through the skin only. Then, as the blows continue, they cut deeper in the subcutaneous tissues, producing first and oozing of blood from the capillaries and veins of the skin, and finally spurting arterial bleeding from vessels in the underlying muscles… Finally the skin of the back is hanging in long ribbons and the entire area is an unrecognizable mass of torn, bleeding tissue. (C. Truman Davis, "The Crucifixion of Jesus. The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View," Arizona Medicine 22, no. 3 [March 1965]: 185)
It is not surprising that victims of Roman floggings seldom survived.
Crown of thorns pressed into his scalp.
scalp is one of the most vascular areas of the body.
They also kept spitting on him…
And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe (bandaid) and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.
required to carry the heavy wooden crosspiece
Jesus started out carrying his cross (John 19:17),
pressing into the lacerated skin and muscles of Jesus’ shoulders. The scourging of blood so weakened him that he could not go on carrying the heavy crossbeam.
Interject my weakness
Simon carried it
Jesus is quickly thrown backwards with his shoulders against the wood. The legionnaire feels for the depression at the front of the wrist. He drives a heavy, square, wrought-iron nail through the wrist and deep into the wood. Does other wrist – not to pull arms too tight but to allow some flexion and movement. The cross is then lifted into place.
The left foot is pressed against the right foot, toes down, a nail is driven through the arch of each, leaving the knees moderately flexed. The victim is now crucified. As he slowly sags down with more weight on the nails in the wrists, excruciating, fiery pain shoots along the fingers and up the arms to explode in brain—the nails in the wrists are putting pressure on the median nerves. As he pushes himself upward to avoid this stretching torment, he places the full weight on the nail through his feet
- arms fatigue, cramps through the muscles, knotting them in deep, relentless, throbbing pain. With these cramps comes the inability to push himself upward to breathe. .
- . Jesus fights to raise himself in order to get even one small breath.
- Finally carbon dioxide builds up in the lungs and in the blood stream,
- and the cramps partially subside.
- At Spasms he is able to push himself upward to exhale and bring in life-giving oxygen.
Hours of this limitless pain, cycles of twisting, joint-rending cramps, intermittent partial asphyxiation, searing pain as tissue is torn from his lacerated back as he moves up and down against the rough timber. Then another agony begins a deep, crushing pain deep in the chest as the pericardium slowly fills with serum and begins to compress the heart.
It is now almost over—the loss of tissue fluids reached a critical level—the compressed heart is struggling to pump heavy, thick, sluggish blood into the tissues—the tortured lungs are making a frantic effort to gasp in small gulps of air. . . . The body of Jesus is now in extremis, and He can feel the chill of death creeping through his tissues . . . . His mission of atonement has been completed. Finally he can allow His body to die.
3pm - Jesus cries “My God My God why have you forsaken me
Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?
Some thought Jesus was calling Elijah to take him down
not sure but possibility that Elohee sounded like Elijah to the Jews
Jesus was directing us to Psalm 22 but it is also the moment when the Father's presence left Christ alone at the cross because at that moment He bore our sins and became a curse.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”--
Fullfill Scritpure “I am thirsty” (fully human)
Gave sour wine vinegar (wine with myrrh - put on hyssop stalk sponge to Lips
stupefy the senses - did to ease pain
tasted then refused
Samaritan woman – at well – you will never thirst again – another sign the father turned away
Received the drink “It is Finished”
then curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom
Most Holy Place
But only the high priest entered the inner room
The gifts and sacrifices were no longer accepted
obtaining eternal redemption
mediator of a new covenant
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
But he has appeared once for all
Centurian “Surely this was a righteous man, the Son of God”
beat their breasts and went away
“JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”
Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Over 40 recorded miracles
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
Comparison to Charles Manson
Killed 9 Hollywood Residents in two days
Although was never convicted of killing himself
60s sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Manson, then 34
convicted of murder as the mastermind, along with two other murders.
styled himself as a Christ-like figure
juvenile reform schools and jails, and he served 10 years in Washington state prison for pimping and passing stolen checks.
master manipulator of both people and the media
Manson claimed that he was Jesus and believed the string of murders would help hasten an apocalyptic race war. His cult of about 100 followers was deeply engaged in drug use and included many naive young girls lured in to help carry out his mission. His followers committed nine slayings at four locations in the summer of 1969.
Manson was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the deaths of seven people, including Tate. All of the slayings were carried out by his followers. He was also convicted of first-degree murder in two other deaths. He was originally sentenced to die in 1971, but the term was commuted to life in prison without parole after California eliminated the death penalty a year later.
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