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All of us have certain fears that keep bothering us. Whether it is money, or success, or something else, they can take up all our energy. Is it possible to overcome lasting fears? Let us start by examining the cause.
Some today claim Jesus did not die. The Romans said He did. The Jews said He did. God says He did. Let us examine God's record for ourselves. There are several details in His burial that should leave very little doubt.
Some people in Jesus’ day thought they crucified a dangerous criminal. Some people thought He was a powerful rival. So, in some way, they knew they must get rid of Him. Few knew then what the crucifixion really meant. Even though Jesus had spoken about His crucifixion to His disciples, yet even they hardly knew what He was talking about.
The only certainty we have is the fact of the end. The time of the end is hidden from us. Not so with Jesus. The record contained in John’s Gospel shows us how Jesus came to His death.
The most solemn event of human history recorded is the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. His life has challenged many men to live right all down through the centuries. Many have suffered death because of their faith in Him. The Bible records leave no room to doubt that He was actually crucified. It is to that solemn event we give attention in this meditation.