Presentation on theme: "Love and hate cannot be together. Love is the anti-thesis of hate. Hate is an “intense hostility and aversion”. is a “strong affection, a warm attachment,"— Presentation transcript:
Love and hate cannot be together. Love is the anti-thesis of hate. Hate is an “intense hostility and aversion”. is a “strong affection, a warm attachment, an unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for others
The Crucifixion Story was an all Pharisees show with the blessing of the Sadducees. The Jews wanted Jesus exterminated for His teaching threatened their power base. Christ’s doctrine was liberating.
Christ’s entry to Jerusalem on what we now call Palm Sunday, all the more made the dogmatic, close-minded, opinionated Pharisees panic. The crowd that escorted Christ to Jerusalem were not theologians, but many believed in Christ’s miracles and His teaching that run counter with the puritan Pharisees’ beliefs.
“Love rules without swords, without guns, without intimidating war implements …. “Love is strong as death.” (Song of Solomon 8:6). As Jesus puts it: “This is my (Jesus) commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.” (John 15:12, KJV)
The Second Word was related by Dr. Luke thus: “One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, ‘So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself – and us, too, while you’re at it!’ “But the other criminal protested, ‘Don’t you fear God even when you are dying? We deserve to die for our evil deeds, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.’ Then he said, ‘Jesus remember me when you come into your Kingdom.’ “And Jesus replied, ‘I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.’ ” (Luke 23, 39-43, NLT)
The Third Word is described by beloved John: “When Jesus saw his mother standing beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, ‘Woman, he is your son.’ And he said to this disciple, ‘She is your mother.’ And from then on this disciple took her into his home.” (John 19:26-27, NLT)
Apostle Matthew relates: “At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. At about three o’clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘ Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ “My God, why has Thou forsaken me?”
“Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfill the Scriptures he said, ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. “ (John 19:28-29, NLT)
horrible and ghastly dizziness cramp thirst starvation a death by crucifixion seems to include all that pain and death can have sleeplessness traumatic fever tetanus shame … mortification of untended wounds… all stopping just short of the point which would give to the sufferer the relief of unconsciousness.” Dr. Frederick Farrar, author of The Life of Christ
“But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would never have crucified our glorious Lord.” (I Cor 2:8, NLT).
“God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. ” (Gal 6:14, KJV)
“Love is the greatest constraining power in the world. Tell me what you love, and I will tell you who you are. The man who loves needs not law to impel him to action. This works on both sides of the moral line. The man who loves right and righteousness will do right, law or no law, while the man who loves wrong will do wrong inspite all the law.” (Home Mission)