Good Friday Meditation #3: “…that we may see and believe.”

Good Friday Meditation #3: “…that we may see and believe.”


And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”

(Luke 23.35–38 ESV)


And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, and come down from the cross!” So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe.” “

(Mark 15.29–32 ESV)

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  1. Alex Tennent

    Dear JK, I’m sorry to respond here but I could find no other way to reach you. I have authored a new book titled The Messianic Feast that brings out some amazing new truths. By bringing the Last Supper into the first century Jewish idiom I show how it connects to the long standing Jewish idea of a coming Messianic Banquet or feast. I go on to show that the Messiah did not want a ritual called “Communion” that he was rather teaching a parable that is very important for us in our day. I also tie in many quotes from the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Jewish writings. If you would like a free book to consider I would be happy to send you one. Thank you much, Alex Tennent, email: [email protected]

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