Contributed on Mar 4, 2005
What was happening on the cross when darkness is said to have covered the face of the earth?
Matthew 27:45-50 As we read this passage, two questions come to our minds: 1. Why did darkness cover the whole land (v. 45)? We are told there was a thick darkness over the whole land for three hours, from "the sixth hour until the ninth hour," or from noon till three o’clock in the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 15, 2005
What might be the significance of the miracles that occurred when Jesus died?
Last time we considered the miracle of the darkness that covered the face of the land for some three hours, while Jesus paid the price for the sins of the world. We noted that He suffered the horror of hell itself for our sake, and after having fully paid the price for our sins, and only after ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2005
Though everyone had written Jesus off after He was crucified, He surprised them all through rising from the dead. Through His resurrection, Jesus had "The Last Word!"
Pastor Craig Baynham, tells the story of an uncle who one day was leisurely driving his convertible in the mountains. He had his top down, his radio turned up loud, and was enjoying to the full the beauties of the winding mountain road on which he was driving. So intent was he on the scenery, and ...read more