Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
Quote: klause-ner a Jewish historian says:
"Crucifixion is a most terrible and cruel death,
Which man has ever devised for taking vengeance on his fellow country man".
Quote: Roman statesman and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2001
Jesus was nailed to a cross with heavy, square wrought-iron nails through His wrists and through His feet. He hung there for several hours. When His body slumped, excruciating, fiery pain would shoot along the fingers and up the arms to explode in the brain - the nails in the wrists
Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 1, 2010
"Crucifixion was an ancient form of execution (borrowed from the Carthaginians) used by the Romans. The victim was nailed to a large cross, constructed from wood, and left to hang there for hours or days, until the victim died. Ancient records speak of thousands of people being
Contributed by Jim Kane on Apr 27, 2003
“It (crucifixion) was applied to slaves and non-citizens (in the case of a revolt, or theft or murder), sometimes to citizens (in
Contributed by Oneal Stover on Feb 26, 2004
Regeneration is neither crucifixion, the baptism of fire, nor destruction; it is a birth and life. To make the matter plainer, we use a simple illustration.
A boy starts to roll up a big ball of snow, by taking a large rock or chunk of wood to begin with.
In a little while it becomes huge
Contributed by John Harvey on Mar 31, 2004
Crucifixion was a form of capital punishment reserved for slaves and those who were a threat to Rome. This explains why Pontius Pilate chose crucifixion as the penalty for Jesus Christ, since Jesus claimed a
Contributed by Kim Huffman on Mar 31, 2004
In a painting of the Crucifixion by the famous Dutch artist, Rembrandt, our attention is drawn immediately to the cross and to Him who hangs there.
Then looking at the crowd gathered around the Cross, we note the attitudes and actions of these people. As our eyes drift to the edge of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"The crucifixion of Jesus is sufficient for all, but is efficient only for
Contributed by J. Allen Lucas on Mar 17, 2008
The crucifixion gives us hope. It gives hope to those who are dead in faith, and also to those who are presently
Contributed by J. Allen Lucas on Mar 17, 2008
Just hours before His crucifixion, Jesus showed His love once again for mankind by sitting down and serving His disciples. While they bickered among themselves as to who was the greatest among them, Jesus set about the task of ministry.
It was not a glorious position of preaching or standing in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
PREACH THE CROSS
J. A. James is quoted as saying, "Although the pulpit is intended to be a pedestal for the cross, even the cross itself is sometimes used as a mere pedestal for the preacher's fame. We may roll the thunders of eloquence, we may scatter the flowers of poetry, we may diffuse the
I find it fascinating that there is universal agreement among the ancients that the hill on which Abraham tried to sacrifice Isaac, Mt. Moriah, is identified with the area in which the Temple of Jerusalem, and Calvary, were positioned. So in the very spot where God vowed to Abraham to bless him
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
Jesus was crucified, not in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2011
WHO REALLY KILLED JESUS?
Pope Benedict XVI has made a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus, tackling one of the most controversial issues in Christianity in a new book.
- In excerpts from "Jesus of Nazareth-Part II" released Wed. Mar. 9, 2011. In it Benedict explains
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 8, 2012
GOOD FRIDAY IN THE PHILIPPINES
Ever since the 1950s, the men of the Philippines have had unusual tradition around Easter. It has grown to the point where from 50,000 to 75,000 people attend every year. The ritual that has drawn all these tourists to the Philippines is an odd and gruesome Good
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 29, 2012
AN ART GALLERY TESTIMONY
There is the story about an old English farmer who went to London and visited one of the great art galleries in the city. There he was attracted by a painting of the crucifixion. He sat before it, studying each detail with intense interest. At last, forgetful of his
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 14, 2012
Years ago, I spent a couple of years at Purdue University and some of the classes I took were in Philosophy. In one of those classes, the professor (who was an atheist) stood up in front of the class and said “Jesus didn’t die on the cross, and I can prove it.”
He said that when a
Contributed by Ken Henson on Oct 31, 2012
THE SYMBOL OF THE OLIVE
The disciples went into the Olive grove. Many think there was the Olive Press there. The purpose of the Olive Press is to crush the olive, remove the oil and the oil was used for various purposes. Even today we get much of the oil from the Mediterranean area, the Middle
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jun 11, 2004
I saw the very end of some show or movie yesterday. I have no idea what it was, but it was a courtroom scene. Martin Sheen was the judge. The defense attorneys were asking for mercy for the defendant because he had been a Marine Sergeant & had served his country in Vietnam.
Sheen responded by
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2006
No treachery is worse than betrayal by a family member or friend. Julius Caesar knew such treachery. Among the conspirators who assassinated the Roman leader on March 15, 44 was Marcus Junius Brutus. Caesar not only trusted Brutus, he had favored him as a son. According to Roman historians,