Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of The Most Misunderstood Person of the Trinity
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Luke 23:34 and John 17:3

Week 36: Day 4

Today’s F260 Bible reading: Matthew 27:32-66 and Luke 23:26-56

27:32 As they were going out, they found a man from Cyrene named Simon, whom they forced to carry his cross. 33They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “Place of the Skull”) 34and offered Jesus wine mixed with gall to drink. But after tasting it, he would not drink it. 35When they had crucified him, they divided his clothes by throwing dice. 36Then they sat down and kept guard over him there. 37Above his head they put the charge against him, which read: “This is Jesus, the king of the Jews.” 38Then two outlaws were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 39Those who passed by defamed him, shaking their heads 40and saying, “You who can destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are God’s Son, come down from the cross!” 41In the same way even the chief priests—together with the experts in the law and elders—were mocking him: 42“He saved others, but he cannot save himself! He is the king of Israel! If he comes down now from the cross, we will believe in him! 43He trusts in God—let God, if he wants to, deliver him now because he said, ‘I am God’s Son’!” 44The robbers who were crucified with him also spoke abusively to him. 45Now from noon until three, darkness came over all the land. 46At about three o’clock Jesus shouted with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 48Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink. 49But the rest said, “Leave him alone! Let’s see if Elijah will come to save him.” 50Then Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and gave up his spirit. 51Just then the temple curtain was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks were split apart. 52And tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had died were raised. 53(They came out of the tombs after his resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.) 54Now when the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and what took place, they were extremely terrified and said, “Truly this one was God’s Son!” 55Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and given him support were also there, watching from a distance. 56Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. 57Now when it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. 58He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut in the rock. Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance of the tomb and went away. 61(Now Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there, opposite the tomb.) 62The next day (which is after the day of preparation) the chief priests and the Pharisees assembled before Pilate 63and said, “Sir, we remember that while that deceiver was still alive he said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64So give orders to secure the tomb until the third day. Otherwise his disciples may come and steal his body and say to the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.” 65Pilate said to them, “Take a guard of soldiers. Go and make it as secure as you can.” 66So they went with the soldiers of the guard and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone. (NET Bible)
23:26 As they led him away, they seized Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country. They placed the cross on his back and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27A great number of the people followed him, among them women who were mourning and wailing for him. 28But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For this is certain: The days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore children, and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us!’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us!’ 31For if such things are done when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” 32Two other criminals were also led away to be executed with him. 33So when they came to the place that is called “The Skull,” they crucified him there, along with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34[But Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”] Then they threw dice to divide his clothes. 35The people also stood there watching, but the leaders ridiculed him, saying, “He saved others. Let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, his chosen one!” 36The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, 37and saying, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!” 38There was also an inscription over him, “This is the king of the Jews.” 39One of the criminals who was hanging there railed at him, saying, “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40But the other rebuked him, saying, “Don’t you fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41And we rightly so, for we are getting what we deserve for what we did, but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingdom.” 43And Jesus said to him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” 44It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45because the sun’s light failed. The temple curtain was torn in two. 46Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And after he said this he breathed his last. 47Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent!” 48And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. 49And all those who knew Jesus stood at a distance, and the women who had followed him from Galilee saw these things. 50Now there was a man named Joseph who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man. 51(He had not consented to their plan and action.) He was from the Judean town of Arimathea, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God. 52He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and placed it in a tomb cut out of the rock, where no one had yet been buried. 54It was the day of preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. 55The women who had accompanied Jesus from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. 56Then they returned and prepared aromatic spices and perfumes. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. (NET Bible)

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