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Scene: Jesus is apprehended in the garden by a detachment of soldiers, chief priests, and Pharisees. Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant (Malchus). Jesus restored Malchus’ ear.

Teaching Point: Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” (John 18:1-11)

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Scene: Jesus is flogged by the Roman soldiers in a terrible and cruel way.

Teaching Point: Historically, after the verdict of crucifixion had been pronounced by the court, it was customary to tie the accused to a post at the tribunal. The criminal was stripped of his clothes, and severely whipped by the lictors, or scourgers.

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Scene: Jesus was nailed to the cross and was crucified in the manner of the historical period.

Teaching Point: Jesus was put to death by crucifixion, one of the most effective, cruel and hideous methods of execution ever devised.

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Scene: The stone to the tomb rolls away and Jesus rises from the dead into the world.

Teaching Point: The size of stone needed to roll against a 4 1/2 to 5 foot doorway would have a minimum weight of 1 1/2 to 2 tons.

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The problem with just believing in the life of Jesus and leaving out the death and resurrection is this: the whole purpose of Jesus coming to earth was to pay the price of our sin so that we can live abundant, full lives while here on earth and in Heaven. Knowing and believing this, which is verified by a multitude of historical writings, gives us continued assurance of God’s love for all people all the time!

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