Epic Scenes: The Crucifixion
During Holy Week, we remember the sacrifice and rejoice in the victory of Christ over sin, hell, and the grave! We are excited to show you an epic scene from the iBIBLE Life of Christ—the Crucifixion.
As a fulfillment of prophecies, Christ was “pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). After His arrest and His trial, Christ was flogged and beaten. In the images below, Christ wears the crown of thorns upon His brow.
Hanging with Christ was an inscription that stated Who was on the cross in three of the most widely-spoken languages of that time and area: Aramaic, Latin, and Greek.
Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. —John 19:19–20
Many people who were in the area read this sign that stated Christ as King. Whether or not they knew Who the Man on the cross was and even if the sign was meant as a mockery, still, the truth of the Gospel was proclaimed! And this message of love and deliverance was given to the people in multiple languages— “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews,” the promised Messiah.
There was darkness as Christ hung on the cross, and as He died, the earth shook: “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour…And the earth shook, and the rocks were split” (Matthew 27: 45, 51). The Son of God hung on the cross, taking our place. He became the sacrifice for our sins through His death, providing the way for our salvation! And, even more wonderfully, His death was not the end…
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