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According to the scriptures, thirty-six distinct prophecies were fulfilled in one day when Christ was taken prisoner and crucified on the cross. This 24 hour period includes the last twelve hours of Jesus which has been portrayed in the movie “The Passion of Christ”. We are reminded in Acts 1:1-3 of the passion and the more important fact that He rose again. “The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:” The “Passion of Christ” movie is a very powerful rendition of the last twelve hours of Jesus earthly ministry. The suffering from the scourging in the movie is horrible to watch. It adds a certain emphasis to the scriptures that ask us to suffer on behalf of Christ. The Passion of Christ and the Compassion of God is summarized quite nicely from Ephesians 2:4-7 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” The lesson on March 28 studies the Passion of Christ. There is a handout you may download which details the 36 prophecies fulfilled in the 24 hour period.

Have you seen the movie “The Passion of Christ”?  Remember, the most important aspect of the crucifixion is the resurrection which separates Christianity from any other religion.

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