Fourth Sunday in Lent

When:
March 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021-03-14T11:00:00-04:00
2021-03-14T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
311 Blue Grass Trail
Newport, VA
24128
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Morris Fleischer
5405447183

Silent Witness:  The Spear

 

John 19:31-37 (NRSV)

31Since it was the day of Preparation, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the cross during the sabbath, especially because that sabbath was a day of great solemnity.  So, they asked Pilate to have the legs of the crucified men broken and the bodies removed.  32Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who had been crucified with him.  33But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.  34Instead, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out.  35(He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe.  His testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth.)  36These things occurred so that the scripture might be fulfilled, “None of his bones shall be broken.”  37And again another passage of scripture says, “They will look on the one whom they have pierced.”

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