Feb. 19- John 19

I think it is interesting.  The Jewish leaders said they have no king but Caesar.  I am sure they did not hold to Caesar as their king, but they were so afraid of Jesus, they would say anything to get him crucified.  I wonder what it was like for them when they had to answer to God for what they said and did on that day.  I am sure that I have days they I will have to answer to God for as well.  Thanks God for the blood of Christ that allows God’s forgiveness for those days.

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10 Responses to Feb. 19- John 19

  1. Sharon Owen says:

    I don’t look forward to the revealing of a LOT of days–I may take so much non-time that people in line behind me will start pushing and shoving ME….

    Today I learned that Jesus’ aunt was present at the cross. I have never heard about or noticed that before.

    • Randy says:

      The other interesting thing about his aunt is her name was also Mary. Was probably an aunt by marriage…two Marys in the family would be unusual I would think.

      • Sharon Owen says:

        You must know which Mary she was. To have sisters both named Mary doesn’t make much sense. Can you clarify that?

        • Randy says:

          I am assuming when it says “…his aunt, Mary the wife of Clopas…” that his aunt is Mary the wife of Clopas. Maybe this is a wrong assumption.

          • Sharon Owen says:

            I think that is a mistake. As I read it, the text is a listing of four women, 1. Mary [his mother], 2. his mother’s sister, 3. Mary wife of Clopas, 4. Mary Magdalene

    • Randy says:

      Sharon I have been reading on this. And the original Greek actually reads “Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, AND his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.” This would indicate Mary’s sister is Mary the wife of Clopas.

  2. Beth Jones says:

    Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus secretly believed that Jesus was and is the Son of God, but yet they were Jewish leaders. I often wonder, at any point in their lives, if they were forced to publicly announce that they believed Jesus as the Messiah, and if so, did it cost them their lives, livelihood, or their positions as Jewish leaders. After all, when Saul came on the scene, anyone who claimed to be believers in Christ were thrown into prison, tortured, and possibly killed for their beliefs. So does anyone know what happened to these two men because of their belief in Jesus? Did they live to a ripe old age and die of natural causes or were they killed for their belief in Jesus? I am curious.

    • Randy says:

      I think back to Jeff Johnson’s sermon about Nicodemus. How when Nicodemus helped take Jesus’ body off the cross he would have been covered in his blood, and unable to deny he was a follower of Christ.

  3. Larry Martin says:

    Pilot in verse 5 brings Jesus out in a purple robe and a crown of thorns and says to the crowd “Behold the Man!” Later in talking with Jesus he complains to Jesus that you do not speak to me. Do you not know that I have authority to release You. Jesus answered Pilot saying “you would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above;” Pilot sees Jesus as a man. Pilot looked upon Jesus and found him guiltless of any crime of man. The Jews wanted Him crucified for claiming to be their king. The Jews claimed they had no king other than Caesar. In this they denied that God was their King. My struggle in my own life is making and keeping God as my King..

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