Good Friday, 2002
Contributed by James Phillips on Jun 18, 2003 (message contributor)
Summary: A look at what it may have been like to have been there.
GOOD FRIDAY, 2002
At this time of day many years ago, Jesus’ body lay in the tomb. Many of His followers were in shock not realizing what had taken place. We are not told what happened between the burial and resurrection we can only try to put ourselves in their place.
Twenty four hours ago they had been with our Savior, having a meal and looking forward to the Passover meal they were going to partake of this Sabbath. But, now He is gone and as they look back on the last twenty four hours and all that happened, what do you think their thoughts were?
At times like this I believe we tend to remember the last things we did with the person now gone. So, would they have remembered the last meal? How before the meal He had washed their feet.
John 13:3 10
3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God,
4 got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself 5 Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
6 So He came to Simon Peter. He said to Him, "Lord, do You wash my feet?"
7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter."
8 Peter said to Him, "Never shall You wash my feet! " Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me."
9 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head."
10 Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you."
Then they had their last meal with Him.
LUKE 22:19 23
19 And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
20 And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.
21 "But behold, the hand of the one betraying Me is with Mine on the table.
22 "For indeed, the Son of Man is going as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!"
23 And they began to discuss among themselves which one of them it might be who was going to do this thing.
They would soon know who betrayed Him. Maybe they were thinking about how they tried to find out who was the greatest and one found out something he did not want to know. Who Is Greatest
LUKE 22: 24 34
24 And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.
25 And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called "Benefactors.’
26 "But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.
27 "For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
28 "You are those who have stood by Me in My trials;
29 and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you
30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31 "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers. "
33 But he said to Him, "Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death!
34 And He said, "I say to you, Peter, the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me. "
Then did their thoughts turn to the time in the garden and how in so many ways they let their Savior down?
LUKE 22:39 46 The Garden of Gethsemane
39 And He came out and proceeded as was His custom to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him.