Summary: This lesson considers LIFE... We know the tomb is empty. Consider the new life of an egg.
THE MIRACLES OF EGGS? HE IS NOT HERE…
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
NEEDLESS WORRY, GOD HAS THIS COVERED…
Mark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher?
JESUS IS ALIVE AND WELL, DON’T WORRY --- BE HAPPY… DEATH IS DEFEATED…
Matthew 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
EASTER IS THE DEATH OF THE LAMB AND THE VICTORIOUS RESURRECION OF THE SON OF GOD.
VIA DOLAROSA THE LAST FEW STEPS OF JESUS…
EASTER GOES BACK TO THE JEWISH HOLIDAY PASSOVER…
THE VIA DOLAROSA… REMEMBERS JESUS LAST STEPS… THE PATH JESUS CARRIED THE CROSS…
14 STOPS ALONG THE VIA DOLOROSA according to traditions. That stops end at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
#1. Station Jesus condemned, 2. #2 Jesus carries the cross, #3 Weight of the cross, #4 Mary sees Jesus, #5, Simon of Cyrene helps carry cross, #6 Some ladies wipe the sweat of Jesus, 7. Jesus in agony #8 Women of Jerusalem comfort Jesus, #9 The crushing to the load heavy on Jesus, #10 Jesus is stripped of his cloths, #11 Jesus is nailed to the cross. #12 Jesus dies on the cross, #13 Jesus is taken down from cross, #14 Jesus laid in the tomb.
THE PASSOVER IS THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR SIN OF THE “ LAMB OF GOD.”
PALM SUNDAY BEGINS THE WEEK OF JESUS’ 7TH ENTRY into Jerusalem. Jesus borrows a donkey
John 12:12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. 14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, 15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt. 16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. 17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. 18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. 19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
HOW SOON CAN PRAISE TURN TO CRUCIFY?
IT APPEARS ON WEDNESDAY IS THE DAY JUDAS HAS A MEETING WITH THE SANHEDRIN (HIGH PRIEST) TO SELL JESUS…
Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
IN MANY CHURCHES BLACK DRAPES THE ALTAR ON GOOD FRIDAY
Luke 23:44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. 47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. 48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. 49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
SOME OF JESUS’ LAST WORDS:
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
John 19:27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
MANY FORMAL CHURCH HAVE A PASCHAL CANDLE BURNING TO REPRESRENT THE LIGHT IN DARK TIMES
Luke 24:1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.