FBC Sunday School Personal Study Guide [PSG] Devotionals & Bible Study Summer 2017.

In June we will use Psalm for daily devotionals and SS lessons will be on Stewardship. Daily devotionals May 29-June 2.. Page 5-10; SS Lesson Page 10-11.   SummerDailyDevotional2017  Summary of 4 Stewardship lessons here 2017 Stewardship Lesson Outlines  

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A Memorial Day tribute to the military members who have given their life for our freedom.

A moving video featuring Music by West Point Military Cadets.


Their are pictures at the end of Military Cemetaries in Europe. Very moving tribute! We have much to be thankful for.

Henry Luke 5/29/2017 Memorial Day

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How I worship and praise God daily? 

By Bible study on selected scripture [often only one verse], meditation, listening to the Holy Spirit, application, memorizing scripture & prayer: Adoration /praise, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication/petition/intercession!

Praise motivates the other kinds of prayer & worship.

As I Praise God’s holiness, greatness, goodness, power and love, the more I will recognize:

–my own sin, confess my desperate need for forgiveness & a changed heart;

–the tremendous blessings I have to be thankful for;

–the need to focus on God’s will, not mine in my petitions &  intercessions for my self, other people and things.

A– To open my heart to Adoration/praise of God I begin with scripture such as:

Praise God for His creation– In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.A He stretches out the north over empty space and hangs the earth on nothing.B He  created the heavens and stretched them out, He spread out the earth and that which comes out of it, He gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it.C

Praise God for the Gospel–The gospel, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures  and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the ScripturesD  Jesus said “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.E God made Jesus Christ who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.F  We need a Savior for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,G The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.H God demonstrated His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.HA  If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;    for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”.I 

Praise God for His goodness– A  person in Christ  is a new creature; the old things passed away; and new things have come.J Praise the Lord, for the Lord  is good;K  The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.L You are a temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in you.But He gives a greater grace.Those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.O   The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.P

C– Since I tend to commit the same sins again I must not only Confess and repent, but find a way to change my heart so that over time my actions change. To find what I need to confess & repent I compare my actions or omissions to lists in God’s word such as: The Fruit of the Spirit [Galatians 5:22-23a] & etc. Below is an example from this link:   The fruit of the Spirit

joy- emotion of great delight from total dependence on Jesus Christ. Jesus set the example “…Because of the joy awaiting Him, He endured the cross, disregarding its shame…” [Hebrews 12:2 NLT] Because I love and trust Jesus rejoicing with a glorious, inexpressible joy” [1 Peter 1:8 NLT] REVIEW– Have I been filled with this kind of joy no matter what my circumstances are? CONFESS; REPENT [ A Life of glorious Inexpressible Joy! ]

T– To help me be thankful I meditate on scriptures about being thankful below; and use a list of over 100 things I have to be thankful for  & our  list of divine appointments  .

Be thankful whatever the circumstances: Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.Q   Praise the LORD!
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting.R  Be filled by the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to GodS; Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and mind through Christ Jesus.T Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.U  Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.Give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.W

S– Since 1980 I have kept a journal for my daily quiet.  Here is a blank page   I keep a prayer log for Petitions & Intercessions in God’s will & record answers.  Here is a blank page  .

 Footnotes: A- Genesis 1:1; B- Job 26:7; C- Isaiah 42:5; D- 1 Corinthians 15:1-4E- John 14:6;   F- 2 Corinthians 5:21; G- Romans 3:23; H- Romans 6:23; HA- Romans 5:8; I- Romans 10:9,13; J- 2 Corinthians 5:21; K- Psalm 135:3; L- Joshua 1:9b; M- 1 Corinthians 3:17; N- James 4:6a; O- Isaiah 40:31; P- 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Q- Psalms 105:1;  R- Psalms 106:1; S- Ephesians 5:18b-20; T- Philippines 4:6-7; U- Colossians 3:15; V- Colossians 3:17; W- 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Henry Luke 5/27/2017

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100 things I am thankful for.

Triune God

God the Father, Creator & Sustainer of heaven and earth

Jesus the son of God who provided for my eternal life on His cross

Holy Spirit who empowers and guides me

God’s word–the Bible

Jesus my Advocate and High Priest

Holy Spirit who lives in His temple my body

I am a child of God, a joint heir with Jesus Christ

His Creation

God created and sustains the heavens and earth.


Barbara Luke, our children Linda & David–daughter-in-law Jennifer Luke; grandchildren Lanier, Caroline, William, Dawson

Godly father & mother, grandparents & great grandparents

My brother Joe and his family

Cousins and their families still living 4/7/2017–Louann Bennett, Carl Ferguson, Sarah Fulton, Harvey Lewis

Christian Family

Rock Branch Baptist Church near Union, Mississippi, Clarke Venable Baptist Church Decatur, Mississippi, First Baptist Church Starkville, Mississippi, Highland Baptist Church Florence, Alabama, Broadway Baptist Church Knoxville, Tenn

First Baptist Church Jacksonville, Fl 1965-present

My pastors–Dr. Homer Lindsay Sr., Dr. Homer Lindsay Jr., Dr. Jerry Vines, Dr. Mac Brunson & Dr. Heath Lambert

FBC Staff– Dr. John Sullivan, Rev. Daniel Savage, Rev. Shane Johns, Rev. Dan Elkins, Dr. Steve Bowersox, Steve Clifton, Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Linda Hodges, John Blount, Edson Dickinson, Jim Daniels, Frank Shannon

Sunday School Classes Taught at First Baptist Church:

–College 1965-1969–4 years

–Young men 1973-1999–26 years [known as “Luke Raiders” from 1984-1999]

–Adult Couples Class 1999-present [as of 8/2017–18 years & total 48 years]

Deacon 1965-present, Chairmen of Deacons 1983, 1986 &1987, 1998 & 1999


To be born and live in the United States

Infinite opportunities for a poor introverted country boy to grow into a man

For medical care in the world


New Ireland School moved in November 1945 in 4th grade

Union Public Schools in Union, Mississippi graduated 1954

East Central Community College Decatur, Mississippi graduated 1956

Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi graduated with BS 1959

University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee Master of Science March, 1965

My mentors and discipleship partners

From the 60’s and 70’s–Dudley Freeman, Dr. Al Rhea, Fred McCormick, Red Jones, Bud Whitaker, Judson Whorton, Guinell Freeman, Jimmy Theron

Fellow Paul’s–Joe Kirby, Richard Stewart, Larry May, Scott Makepeace, Don Register, Lockwood Holmes, AC Soud

Timothy’s— from 9/2009–Ames, Bo; Antram, Dale; Archer, Lyle; Bass, Jay; Birchwood, Charles; Booth, Adam; Carlton, Joe; Clemens, David; Crite, Bob; Daniels, Jim; Dressler, Daryl; Gilliland, Stephen; Hackney, Gary; Hays, Michael; Hesler, Darrel; Hill, Dana; Hudgens, John; Labarbera, Jason; Lee, Jason; Legare, Ron; Long, Dave; Mago, Laurence; May, McConnell, Jarret; McCorvey, John; Moore, Don; Mundy, Josh; Myers, Doug; Ramano, Dick; Relick, Mike; Rodgers, Frank; Roseborough, Reid; Smith, Michael; Solomon, Jonathan; Stant, Andy; Starling, Michael; Stoeber, Jeffrey; Temple, Bob; Thomas, Ezra; Tolleson, Patrick; Waters, Charles; Watson, Don; Williams, Carl; Wittenmyer, Rex

Divine appointments- https://thehlukejourney.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/divine-appointments-miracles-henry-barbara-luke

Jobs & Civic Activities

Working on the farm for my parents

Mississippi State Highway Department summers 1954&1956, 1957 9 months, 1959-1961

Air National Guard 1959-1965

Tennessee Valley Authority Colbert Power Plant, near Florence, Alabama 7 months 1961

Tennessee Valley Authority Structural Department Knoxville, Tennessee 1962-February 1965

RS&H Jacksonville, Florida March 1965-February 1993 full time and then part time until 1996

Luke Planning, Inc. March 1993- December 2014

Consultant or Board Member A. Duda subsidiary–Viera 1986-1996

Board Member–The Florida Companies 1980-1983

Board Member–Fairfield Communities 1983-1987


Henry Luke 5/27/2017

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The order of the appearances of Jesus in the 40 days between His resurrection & ascension.

Not everyone agrees on the order below.  For example some believe (7) & (8) are one appearance. I do not. However, (8) may have occurred before (7).

In and around Jerusalem:

On the day of His resurrection:(1) To Mary Magdalene John 10:14-18 . Mark 16:9

(2) To the women returning from the tomb with angelic message Matthew 28:8-10 .

(3) To Peter, probably in the afternoon Luke 24:34 ; 1 Corinthians 15:5 .

(4) To the Emmaus disciples toward evening Luke 24:13-31 . Mark 16:12-13

(5) To the eleven apostles, except Thomas Luke 24:36-43 ; John 20:19-24 . Mark 16:14

(6) Eight days afterward: to the eleven apostles, Thomas being present John 20:24-29 .

The disciples go to Galilee where they spent the next 21 +/- days

(7) To the seven apostles by the Lake of Tiberias or Sea of Galilee John 21:1-23 .

(8) To the eleven apostles at the mountain in Galilee: Matthew 28:16-20 ; v.16  “But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated”  NASB

(9) To five hundred disciples 1 Corinthians 15:6 .

(10) To James half-brother of Jesus 1 Corinthians 15:7 .

Ascension Day near Jerusalem, 40 days after His resurrection

(11) To the eleven apostles at Mount Olivet near Jerusalem: Acts 1:3-12 .  Mark 16:19 -20; Luke 24:44-53

Ten days after His ascension the Holy Spirit came as promised in Jerusalem Acts 2

After His Ascension

(12) To Stephen outside Jerusalem Acts 7:55

(13) To Paul: Near Damascus Acts 9:3-6 ; 1 Corinthians 15:8

(14) To Paul: In the temple Acts 22:17-21 ; 23:11 .

(15) To John on Patmos Revelation 1:10-19 .

Source: Modified by Henry Luke from Scofield Bible Study Notes for Matthew 28:9 free on-line. 

Modifications partially from  J. B. New Testament  Maps:  http://www.ccel.org/bible/phillips/CN194-NEW_BEGINNING.htm

Link to Scofield notes for entire Bible free on line: http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/scofield-reference-notes/

J B Phillips Translation—a rich trove of information.  THE NEW TESTAMENT WITH NOTES and MAPS People, Places, Customs, Concepts, Journeys


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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Text below and Video here: http://freedomcrossroads.com/2017/05/11/watch-vice-president-pence-speaks-at-world-summit-in-defense-of-persecuted-christians/


May 11, 2017

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, D.C.

9:24 A.M. EDT

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  It is a joy to be with all of you today to touch on a topic of enormous importance not only in the life of people of faith across the world, but enormous importance to this administration.  And would you join me in congratulating Reverend Franklin Graham for bringing together this first ever World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians.  (Applause.)

Reverend Graham, Senator Lankford, Senator Blunt, Congressman Smith, Congressman Hultgren, leaders of faith in public life across this country and across the world, to my brothers and sisters in Christ.  (Applause.)  I often say when people have asked me over the years what my philosophy is, I tell them I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.  (Applause.)

It is a distinct honor and, frankly, a humbling privilege to join you today at this first-ever Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians.  Let me first and foremost bring greetings from my friend, a champion of the freedom of religion and the freedoms enshrined in our Bill of Rights, the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump.  (Applause.)

And I’m here on behalf of the President as a tangible sign of his commitment to defending Christians and, frankly, all who suffer for their beliefs across the wider world.  I stand here today as a testament to President Trump’s tangible commitment to reaffirm America’s role as a beacon of hope and light and liberty to inspire the world.  (Applause.)  You are here from across this land and from distant others because America was and is and ever will be that shining city on a hill where men and women of faith throughout our history have been able to walk and openly worship their faith in God to the glory of God, and it will ever be true in these United States of America.  (Applause.)

And on behalf of our President, let me personally thank our host today.  This is a man who I, having just recognized once — someone who I’m blessed to call my friend, and the President is blessed to call a friend in Reverend Graham.  And I want to thank all of you Christian leaders from so many faith traditions who have traveled to join us here today.  To Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop Pierre, Archbishop Tikhon, Metropolitan Hilarion, Bishop Anis, Patriarch Aphrem, Dr. Zacharias, Dr. Michael Youssef, Dr. Youssef, and all the faith leaders are here today.

Each one of you bear witness to the power of truth to transform lives.  And the people that you shepherd impact every corner of the world.  And it’s an honor to be with all of you today.

And of course, let me also say how deeply humbling it is for me to stand today before the courageous men and women who are with us, who have stood without apology for their faith in Christ and suffered persecution across the wider world.  Reverend Sami Dagher, Father Douglas Bazi, Reverend Eliseo Villar, Rashin Soodmand, Cheol Kang, Ishak Shehata, Ishmail, and so many others who are here with us today.

Your faith inspires me.  It humbles me.  And it inspires all who are looking on today.  Would you all join me in thanking the courageous believers who have stood for their faith under withering persecution who are with us here today?  We are honored by their presence.  (Applause.)  On behalf of the President of the United States, I say from my heart to that number, we are with you.  We stand with you.  And we are here at this world’s summit because of you.

The Bible tells us: “All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”  And those of you gathered here today are emblematic of millions across the world.  You’ve persevered through the crucible of persecution.  You refused to be conformed to this world.  You have chosen instead to be counted with those outside the city gate for your faith.  And by your life, you bear witness to the truth that brings us together here at this summit.

The reality is, across the wider world, the Christian faith is under siege.  Throughout the world, no people of faith today face greater hostility or hatred than the followers of Christ.  In more than 100 countries spread to every corner of the globe –- from Iran to Eritrea, Nigeria to North Korea –- over 215 million Christians confront intimidation, imprisonment, forced conversion, abuse, assault, or worse, for holding to the truths of the Gospel.  And nowhere is this onslaught against our faith more evident than in the very ancient land where Christianity was born.

Two millennia ago, the Disciples of Christ, the forefathers of our faith, fanned out from Israel in every direction to bring the good news that we proclaim across the globe to this day.  And in the valleys of Syria, Palestine, the plains of Nineveh and the Nile, on the banks of the Tigris and the Euphrates, they planted seeds of belief.  They watered them with their sacrifice and their courage.  They blossomed into fruit, and have borne fruit for the Gospel ever since.

The Christian communities where the message of our Lord was first uttered and embraced today, though, are often the targets of unspeakable atrocity.  In Egypt, just recently, we saw bombs explode in churches in the very midst of the celebration of Palm Sunday.  A day of hope was transformed into tragedy.  I was just this weekend with a pastor who — from Egypt who spoke of the images that day, of seeing the palms the people carried into church on the ground, marked with the blood of the injured.

In Iraq, at the hands of extremists, we’ve actually seen monasteries demolished, priests and monks beheaded, and the two-millennia-old Christian tradition in Mosul virtually extinguished overnight.  In Syria, we see ancient communities burned to the ground.  We see believers tortured for confessing Christ, and women and children sold into the most terrible form of human slavery.

Know today with assurance that President Trump sees these crimes for what they are: vile acts of persecution animated by hatred — hatred for the Gospel of Christ.  And so too does the President know those who perpetrate these crimes.  They are them the embodiment of evil in our time.  He calls them by name — radical Islamic terrorists.  (Applause.)

From al Qaeda to al Shabaab, from Boko Haram to the Taliban, these extremist groups seek to stamp out all religions that are not their own, or even a version of their own that they approve.  And believers from every background have suffered grievously at their hands.  And this summit is about calling the attention to the world to those tragic circumstances.

The practitioners of terror harbor a special hatred for the followers of Christ, and none more so than the barbarians known as ISIS.  That brutal regime shows a savagery, frankly, unseen in the Middle East since the Middle Ages.  And I believe ISIS is guilty of nothing short of genocide against people of the Christian faith, and it is time the world called it by name.  (Applause.)

Now, Christianity faces unprecedented threats in the land where it was given life, its creed in an exodus unrivaled since the days of Moses in some communities.  In Syria, the Christian population has plummeted from one-and-a-quarter million to only 500,000 in just the past six years.  In Iraq, followers of Christ have fallen by 80 percent in the past decade and a half due to the violence of extremism and acts against Christian communities.

But you know, it wasn’t always like this.  I saw it firsthand in 2004, shortly after the end of initial combat operations in Operation: Iraqi Freedom.  I traveled to al-Basrah in Iraq.  It was my first time overseas and in that part of the world.  And I’ll never forget, we met with local leaders — political leaders and religious leaders — our small delegation of congressmen.

And there I witnessed something I’ll never forget.  I saw the local imam standing in his traditional apparel, and then as the local bishop arrived I saw the two of them embrace warmly, and began to speak with one another in animated ways.  And the translator who was with me said that they were speaking about their families.  The imam was expressing the appreciation that the bishop had expressed for condolences for the loss in their community.  And there was warm affection between them.

I turned to the State Department official who was traveling with us and said — not knowing, I said, how long has there been a Christian church in al-Basrah?  And he smiled and said, about 1,500 years.  (Laughter.)  It’s a community of common purpose and affection.  And it can be that way again.

Our brother and sisters in faith, I can assure you are being carried by the prayers of the faithful across this nation and across the world.  You have the prayers of our President and all the American people.  And the Old Book says, not be anxious about anything but in every form of prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your request to God and the peace of God that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

So know those of you that stare persecution in the face every day in distant lands, you have the prayers of the American people, prayers of my family, and you have the prayers of the President of the United States.

The suffering of Christians in the Middle East has stirred America to act, and it brings me here today.  President Trump rightly said not long ago that — of the Christian church, “nobody has been treated worse in the Middle East.”  He’s made it clear that America will stand by followers of Christ in this hour of need.  Our administration is fully committed in bringing relief and comfort to believers not only across the Middle East but across the world.  This President knows the terrorists will not stop until we stop them.  And under President Donald Trump, we will stop them.  (Applause.)

In President Trump, we not only have a leader who calls our enemy by name, we have a President who is confronting those who commit terror no matter the home or hut or cave in which they hide.  In President Trump, I can promise you the armed forces of the United States of America, working with our allies in the region in Iraq and Afghanistan — we will not rest, we will not relent until we hunt down and destroy ISIS at its source.  (Applause.)

Because of the action of President Donald Trump, ISIS is already on the run.  Progress in Mosul is tangible.  But the fight goes on.  And I would say to each of you, persevere in prayer for those who wear the uniform and who are in this fight.  Carry them in your prayers.

I was out at Walter Reed Hospital not long ago with one of our servicemembers who had been injured been Mosul.  And like all of our courageous men and women, the only thing he wanted to do was get better and get back and fight.  So carry them in your prayers, the effective and fervent prayer of a righteous people avail of — much.  We ask you to avail yourselves to the opportunity to remember our armed forces as they fight for our freedom across the world.

And rest assured, in the Middle East and North Africa, anywhere terror strikes, America stands with those who are targeted and tormented for their belief, whether they’re Christian, Yazidi, Druzes, Shia, Sunni, or any other creed.  The President’s commitment to protecting people of faith also will not end with the elimination of ISIS or the eradication of terror.  Under President Donald Trump, America will continue to condemn persecution of any kind, of any faith, any place, any time.  We will stand against it with our ideals and with all our might.

The freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our conscience is at the very heart of who we are as Americans.  In a very real sense, America was founded by people who had the courage to cross the Atlantic, motivated in so many cases to come here so that they might have that freedom of religion.

Truth is, today, for all the prosperity of the freedom of faith in America and other free societies, today, according to the Pew Center, nearly 80 percent of the human family lives in places where restrictions on religion are either “high” or “very high.”  It’s a five-percent increase in a single year.

Too many nations let the mob trample on the rights of the minority.  Still more prefer the coercion of the state to conviction of the soul.  And the limitations placed on people of belief have become too numerous to count.  They range from violence to vandalism — forced conversion to crush free speech, blasphemy laws to building codes, to detainment, to death.

Across the wider world, Christians face this and more.  But to be clear, adherents of other religions across the world have not been spared.  And we will speak for them and pray for them as well.  For as history attests, persecution of one faith is ultimately the persecution of all faiths.  (Applause.)

President Trump will continue to stand without apology to protect this fundamental freedom, not just for our people but stand for it in the world.  Since the founding of our nation, America has stood for the proposition that the right to believe and the right to act on one’s beliefs is the right of all peoples at all times.  Protecting and promoting religious freedom is a foreign policy priority of the Trump administration.  (Applause.)

Under President Donald Trump, America will continue to stand for religious freedom of all people, of all faiths, across the world.  And I believe that all God’s children, no matter their country or their creed, can know with confidence that God will continue to guide this nation, to play our unique role on behalf of freedom in the world.  So have confidence.

When I first ran for office back in 1999 — okay, when I first ran successfully for office — (laughter) — my wife presented me with a framed verse.  It hung over our mantle for 12 years when I served in the Congress of the United States.  And it hung over the mantle of the Governor’s Residence in Indiana.  Now it hangs over the mantle in the home of the Vice President of the United States of America.

It simply reads some ancient words people of faith have clung to throughout the millennia.  And as we reflect on the great challenges at this world summit today that believers Christ face across the globe, I think we do well to claim this promise again.  It simply reads, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope, and a future.”

True words when they were first spoken by the prophet, every bit as true today.  And so I want to encourage all of you today, fellow believers in Christ, cling to one another in these challenging times.  Know that America stands with you and will labor alongside.  But be confident because in the midst of it all, he knows the plans he has for us.

And even as history records, even in times of persecution, this church has prospered, it’s grown, it’s had hope and a future.  And with your continued courage and faith, and with the strong and unwavering support of America and its courageous President, Donald Trump, I know that future is bright indeed, now and in eternity.

Thank you very much.  May God bless your ministries in this land and around the world.  God bless you all and these United States of America.  (Applause.)

9:47 A.M. EDT






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The order of events at the crucifixion of Jesus including His seven sayings from the cross.

[9:00 am] (1) The Via Dolorosa! the arrival at Golgotha Matthew 27:33 ; Mark 15:22 ; Luke 23:33 ; John 19:17

(2) the offer of the narcotic drink refused Matthew 27:34 ; Mark 15:23 ; Psalm 69:21

(3) Jesus is crucified between two thieves Matthew 27:35-38 ; Mark 15:24-28 ; Luke 23:33-38 ; John 19:18-24

(4) He utters the first saying from the cross about the people crucifying Him, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”  Luke 23:34 .

(5) The soldiers part His garments Matthew 27:35 ; Mark 15:24 ; Luke 23:34 ; John 19:23 ; Psalm 22:18.           Pilate wrote a sign and put it on the cross: “This is Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews”. This was the first gospel tract. [John 19:19; Matthew 27:37; Mark 15:26; Luke 23:38]

(6) The Jews and soldiers mock Jesus Matthew 27:39-44 ; Mark 15:29-32 ; Luke 23:35-38

(7) One of the thieves rail on Him, but one repents and believes Matthew 27:44 ;Mark 15:32 ; Luke 23:39-43 .

(8) To the repentant thief, the second saying, “Today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”  Luke 23:43 .

(9) The third saying to His mother and John, “Woman, behold your son!…Behold, your mother” John 19:26 John 19:27 .

[12:00 pm] (10) The 3 hour darkness begins.  Matthew 27:45 ; Mark 15:33 ; Luke 23:44 . Jesus silent while He was made sin for all the world 2 Corinthians 5:21.

[3:00 pm] (11) The fourth saying, “My God, Why have You forsaken me”. Matthew 27:46 Matthew 27:47 ; Mark 15:34-36

(12) The fifth saying, “I am thirsty” John 19:28 .

(13) The sixth saying, “He said, It is finished” John 19:30 .

(14) The seventh saying, “Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit”  Luke 23:46 .

[shortly after 3:00 pm] (15) Our Lord voluntarily dismisses his spirit to die for the sins of the whole world Matthew 27:50 ; Mark 15:37 ; Luke 23:46 ;John 19:30  1 John 2:2. The veil of the temple split from top to bottom, the earth quaked and many saints in graves were raised. Then the centurion said “Truly this was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:51-54

[After soldiers declared Jesus dead– John 19:31-37] (16) With permission from Pilate, Joseph & Nicodemus immediately wrapped the body in a clean linen cloth, laid Jesus in a tomb and rolled a large stone over the entrance to the tomb. Matthew 27:57-60; Mark 15:42-46; Luke 23:47-55; John 19:31-42

Source: Modified from Scofield Bible Study Notes free on-line. Scripture above from NASB:


Times are from the scripture: Mark 15:25- The third hour-9:00 am; Mark 15:33-the sixth hour-12:00 pm; Mark 15:34- the ninth hour- 3:00 pm

Henry Luke 5/17/2016


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