What were the events that took place when Jesus was put on the cross?

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Speaker 1

Alright, so here we go. What were the events that took place when Jesus was on the cross?

Speaker 2

That is a big question, my friend. Brian, there’s a lot of things that went on on when Jesus was on the cross. And to be honest with you, I don’t know that I’m going to do this question justice with this short amount of time. The gospels go through different accounts and different things that did happen when Jesus was on the cross. And so I’m wondering which angle you want to take at this point. Let’s maybe just look really quick in the Book of John and I’m going to go ahead and I’m sorry, this is on the fly. This is a little bit, I want to say unconventional, but basically when Jesus was on the cross there were a few things that happened. One of the things that did happen was Jesus being between the two thieves, the two centers, and this is not in the Book of John. So I’m sorry I’m having to do this off the top of my head. Jay, I might actually need your help on this. When you’re thinking about Jesus on the cross, the first thing that comes to mind is the thief on the cross. And so I’m trying to find that.

Speaker 1

Even in the luke, I think yeah.

Speaker 2

I think you’re right. Let’s do that. And I’m sorry guys, I’m a little out of sort today. It’s been interesting to say the least. Okay, luke, I’m sorry.

Speaker 1

Luke 23.

Speaker 2

Luke 23. Thank you. Okay, so this is the story of when Jesus was on the cross. Okay, here we go. Thank you so much. 32. Thank you so much. Sorry about that. Luke 23 and verse 32. And it says that there were also two other criminals led with him to be put to death. And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified him being Jesus. And the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left. Then Jesus said, Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do. So we see here Jesus, after he was crucified among sinners, he asked for forgiveness for the people who were crucifying him. And it struck a chord with these criminals who were next to Jesus. And so they divided his garments and cats lots. And in verse 35 it says that people stood looking on, but even the rulers with them sneered, saying he saved others himself he cannot save. So Jesus was being ridiculed while he’s on the cross. And here it just shows that these criminals were there, but it doesn’t give the full account as far as what happened with those criminals.

Speaker 2

And that goes, I believe is that a Matthew? I’m sorry, I was super prepared for this question. Let me see which account that’s in. Again, I apologize. Let’s go to Matthew 27, verse 38. And here it reads and then the two robbers were crucified with him. One on the right, on the left. And so again, these people are criticizing Jesus. Again, this is where it just says that Jesus was crucified with him. But I think it’s in the Book of Mark, chapter 1527. Again, I apologize. We’re kind of all over the place right now, mark 15th and let’s go ahead.

Speaker 1

This highlights why I have wanted to personally make a chart or something where you have all the gospels lined up in chronological order and just see the little nuances.

Speaker 2

Definitely. And I’m still having a hard time finding this. So I really apologize because I’m so excited because I love this story. And now I’m like realizing I don’t know the story with the top of my head and I’m totally rebuked. I need to study more.

Speaker 1

Which story?

Speaker 2

And I apologize. Jay, would you mind looking up that story for me exactly where it’s found? Where basically on the one side of Jesus, he basically criticizes Jesus. He says, yeah, why don’t you get yourself down from there and save us as well? And the other robber was touched by Jesus forgiveness of those who are crucifying Him. And the other thief said, don’t you fear God? This man is innocent, but we are robbers. We deserve what we got. But this man doesn’t deserve to be crucified. And he asked Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingdom. And Jesus promises him that day that he would be in paradise. It doesn’t mean that that day he would be in paradise, because Jesus wasn’t even in paradise that day, which he said later. But indeed, the thief was promised that day. His salvation was that day, and that was the day of his death. And so that’s one thing Jesus did, Jesus forgave people who were crucifying Him. And he saved people even on the cross, which is huge when you think about what Jesus did when he was on the cross. And going back, though, to the Book of John.

Speaker 1

Oh, wait, that story you just said, I think that was in Luke 23, starting around verse 39.

Speaker 2

Okay. It was right there and I didn’t even see it. I apologize again. I’m a little out of sports today, so I do apologize for that.

Speaker 1

Maybe I have what Wendy got.

Speaker 2

I know, really? Poor thing. So going back to the Book of John, and this is probably one of my favorite things that Jesus did on the cross, which is John, chapter 19. And in verse 25 and it says, there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, which would be Mary, and his mother’s sister Mary, the wife of Clopus and Mary Magdalene. And verse 26 says, when Jesus therefore saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved, which was we believe is John, standing by, he said to his mother, woman, behold your son. Then he looked to the disciple, behold your mother. And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. So even on the cross, even while he’s dying, jesus cares for his mother. He honors his mother by making provision for her because he knew he was no longer going to be on this Earth, and so he made sure he entrusted her care to somebody that he knew would be responsible. And so I just think that is such a beautiful thing that Jesus did do on the cross. One of his last dying breaths was to care for his mother, whom he didn’t really have to.

Speaker 2

Maybe that was his ultimate calling. His ultimate calling was to die on the cross. But even in the midst of that, he found the time to show the care for his mother. We know that Jesus also, if you keep reading in this chapter, as well as the other gospels, that Jesus basically says, with his dying breath, it is finished and he dies on the cross. So those are some of the things that happened to Jesus while he was on the cross. Jay, is there anything else that I’m missing or any major points that you’d like to share or anything else that.

Speaker 1

This one’s really interesting to me is that, like Luke 23 44 says now, it was around the 6th hour that there was darkness all over the Earth until the 9th hour. And why that’s significant is actually fine recorded, even apparently in, like, Chinese history, that there was this day when it just darkened, and it was like around this time at 27 Ad. So it’s just absolutely amazing how history in other countries even confirmed this event. I think the Roman history also backs up the events of this day.

Speaker 2

Wow, that’s impressive. I mean, even across the world, while the Savior was dying, people didn’t even know what’s going on. That’s crazy. And what’s insignificant, too, about that time, the six hour and the night, because Jesus was crucified on the third hour, correct? Yes, yes, please. When he was crucified, but then he died on the 9th hour, which was if you know about the sanctuary that in the time of Jesus, when Israel would go to the earthly sanctuary in Jerusalem, they would open at 09:00 A.m., which is the third hour in the Jewish day, and from the 9th hour is when they would excuse me, am I thinking about the 6th hour? I’m sorry. Basically from nine to three, which is when Jesus was on the cross. That was the 6 hours. Yeah. Okay, thank you. I apologize. The six hour that Jesus was crucified on the cross, and so it would have been in the 9th hour because it’s 03:00 P.m., 09:00 A.m. To 03:00 P.m., and the Jewish day started at 06:00 A.m.. Right.

Speaker 1

Anyway, first hour is 06:00 A.m.. That’s my understanding, roughly. Right. It can vary from day to day.

Speaker 2

But it’s just so fascinating because that pointed to the Lamb being slain, which was Jesus, the true Lamb. Of God. So that is a good point that you bring up too because Jesus fulfilled while he was on the cross that sanctuary service of the sacrifice of a lamb or an animal sacrifice because his blood is the true blood that washes us from all sin.

Speaker 1

One other little interesting one is so you mentioned you have the two thieves on both of his sides and it’s interesting how the disciples saying, lord, one of us wants to be on your right and please put me on your left. Actually that was John and his brother and his mother asked you, please do that. And Jesus says it’s not up to me, the Father is already chosen who will be on my right and my left. And that probably was referring to even the cross. So this is Christcounation as the king.

Speaker 2

That’s so true. And he Jesus said you don’t know what you’re asking because they would have really been on his right hand and left they would have been crucified with him. And I don’t think John was never crucified. John was the only one not martyr of the twelve disciples. But that’s fairly interesting. I didn’t even think of that. That’s really cool. Yeah.

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