think about it.
List some of the ways that Jesus fulfilled Scripture in these verses. Why is this important? Jot down the different witnesses to this scene; where would you stand among them at this moment? How do you see God demonstrate His love here? How would you explain it to someone else?
Yesterday we read Luke's perspective on the crucifixion (Luke 23:26-49). Today we're looking at the same account but through the eyes of John. And what I noticed is while these two writers are describing the same event, each highlight different things. Luke seems to focus more on Jesus and the dialogue and interaction between Him, the crowd and criminals. John, on the other hand, gives us more information and details of what happened, concerning both Jesus and what was taking place around Him. So reading these accounts back to back was helpful because they enhanced and added to the other.
So what additional things about the crucifixion did you learn from John? Any "aha" thoughts about the crucifixion itself, Jesus or what he went through for you? Tami W.
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