The Gospel Accounts of Jesus’ Crucifixion, Death and Resurrection:
Matthew 26-28 Mark 14-16 Luke 22-24 John 12-21
As we approach the celebration of our Savior’s death and resurrection, it is good to remember the truth of what occurred. The accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are eyewitness accounts of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Some argue that the accounts vary and therefore, they cannot be relied upon.
However, a study of each Gospel reveals individual accounts written by people who experienced a miraculous event. The fact that they each emphasize different aspects of the same event only lends credence to their accounts. The Truth of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus has been denied by non-believers for over 2000 years but God’s Truth continues to prevail.
Holy Week began yesterday on Palm Sunday and will continue until next Sunday, Easter. Some Christians will practice traditions during this week to remind them of the events of Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection. Some Christians do not follow specific traditions but hold special services to reflect upon the Last Supper (Maundy Thursday), the Crucifixion (Good Friday) and the Resurrection (Easter Sunrise).
Regardless of the traditions and events practiced by different parts of the Body of Christ, all Christians are called upon to reflect upon the Truth of the Word of God set forth in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The question that we need to each resolve in our own hearts is this: “Do we believe that Jesus was crucified for the sin of the world, died to conquer death, is risen from the dead and is alive today?”
Our answer to this question is a matter of eternal life or death.
R. H. Loy