Scripture Build-Up

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on February 19, 2012
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Matthew 27:32, Mark 15:21 and Luke 23:26 All say that Simon of Cyrene carried
the cross.

John 19:17
Seems to say that Jesus carried the cross; however, this is a figurative
expression often used in Jesus’ time which meant accepting the responsibility of
carrying out another’s will.

Matthew 10:24-39
The wickedness of men and not the purity of the gospel is the
cause of hostility. Micah 7:6

Matthew 16:24-27
In Matthew 10, the emphasis was on relationships; here in
Matthew 16, the emphasis is on the world. Let him surrender to God his will,
affections, body, and soul. Let him not seek his own happiness as the supreme
object but be willing to renounce all and to lay down his life also, if required.

Mark 8:27-38; Luke 9:23; and 14:25-33
- We must look at all the places that have
similar information to gain the complete truth.

Luke 23:32-43
“Criminals” is from the Greek word “kakourgos.”

Matthew 27:39-44
Two kakourgos were crucified together with him; afterwards,
two robbers (Greek – lestai) were crucified. They both reviled him. In Luke, only
one of the malefactors reviled Jesus; the other one became a believer.

John 19:18
The word “one” in the KJV is in italics because it is not in the Greek
text from which it was translated. Neither do most other Greek manuscripts have
the word, so the verse should read as:
“There they crucified him, and with him two other men, on either side, and
Jesus in the middle.”
Jesus was in the midst of four, not between two.

John 19:31-37
The soldiers broke the legs of a robber and then the malefactor
before they came to Jesus.

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