Jesus' death was the most unjust and important event in history. When He took on the weight of our sinfulness while hanging on the cross, He provided the way for our salvation.
Day One: The Meaning of the Cross
Simply put, the meaning of the cross is death. From about the 6th century BC until the 4th century AD, the cross was an instrument of execution that resulted in death by the most torturous and painful of ways...
Day Two: The Executioner
The answer to this question has many facets. First, there is no doubt the religious leaders of Israel were responsible for Jesus' death. Matthew 26:3-4 tells us that "the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, assembled together to the palace of the high priest"...
Day Three: Blood and Water
The Roman flogging or scourging that Jesus endured prior to being crucified normally consisted of 39 lashes, but could have been more. The whip that was used, called a flagrum, consisted of braided leather thongs with metal balls and pieces of sharp bone...
Day Four: Three Days
First Peter 3:18–19 says, "Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison"...
Day Five: Jesus in Hell
There is a great deal of confusion in regards to this question. The concept that Jesus went to hell after His death on the cross comes primarily from the Apostles' Creed, which states, "He descended into hell"...
For more, see: "Was Jesus crucified on a cross, pole, or stake?"
Day Six: Three Days
The Bible does not explicitly state on which day of the week Jesus was crucified. The two most widely held views are Friday and Wednesday. Some, however, using a synthesis of both the Friday and Wednesday arguments, argue for Thursday as the day...
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