Summary: - EXCRUCIATE: to cause great agony, torment - Latin : ex : out of, from cruciate: cross "from the cross" -Following OT prophecy to it’s fulfillment in the NT

Lk 23:55-24:8

1 Cor. 15:1-8, 12-22

Gen 1:3 - If the light is

It is because God said ‘Let there be light.’ so sad soul, take comfort, nor forget That sunrise never failed us yet.

- There is darkness before the sunrise

- EXCRUCIATE: to cause great agony, torment

- Latin : ex : out of, from cruciate: cross

"from the cross"

- His suffering started in Gethesemane - “Oil Press”

- Oil symbol of the HS

- The Garden - Where the Spirit of God was crushed

Lk 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

- Agony - "engaged in combat"

- Hemorrhage from his sweat pores

(from extreme stress)

- Abandoned by man

1 Cor 15:3-4 - 2x - “according to the scripture

Death, Burial & Rose again

Is 53:1-10

1. Death- Ge 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Ps 22:7-8 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

Ps 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

Ps 22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

Ps 69:20-21 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Scourged & Beaten

- Whip with bone & metal attached (Jewish 39)

- Roman had no number

- Victim often died

Crown of thorns

- Likely cover whole head

- Thorns 1-2 inches long

- Head one of the most vascular areas for bleeding

Beard torn out

Is 50:6I Gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Hung. on a cross for a whole day

- Suicide preferred as to crucifixion

- Nails 7’” x 3/8"

Abandoned by God

Speared - Roman thrust into his heart

2. Burial – Is 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

- Wrapped in a linen cloth.

- About 100 pounds of spices, mixed to

form a gummy substance,

- Placed in a solid rock tomb

- Large stone was rolled against the

entrance (two tons)

- Codex Bezae note Mk 16:4 (twenty

men could not roll it)

- Disciplined Roman guard stationed

- A Roman guard consisted of 16

soldiers, with a disciplined rotation for sleeping at night (every four hours, four would switch)

- Sealed with a Roman seal

- Breaking this brought down the wrath

of Roman law.

3. Resurrection - Ps 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

- Stone rolled uphill

- Guards would stop anyone at the tomb

- Entire unit would not fall asleep

- The empty grave clothes like the

empty chrysalis of a caterpillar’s cocoon

- Fearful disciples went back to

Jerusalem to share the good news

- No wonder we Remember the


- 1 Cor. 11:23-26

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