Why a Crown of Thorns

Why a Crown of Thorns              The Word of God gives us great details on the “Battlefield Wounds of Christ” which were inflicted upon Jesus Christ as He gave His life for our redemption.  Taking time to remember those wounds and understanding what He purchased for...

Why Mocking

Why Mocking             The Lord had mocking laid upon him.  Matthew 27:29 says, “They put a staff in His hand and knelt in front of Him and mocked Him…” A definition for mock is an object of ridicule.  Christ withstood a false homage from the sinful wicked so that we...

Why Flogging

Why Flogging             The Lord was “Flogged.” Matthew 27:26 says, “…he [Pilate] had Jesus flogged.” Among the Romans it was customary to scourge or whip a slave before he was crucified.  This was done to inflict greater suffering and cause a quicker death while...

Why Crucifixion

Why Crucifixion The Lord was “Crucified.” Matthew 27:31, says, “…they led Him away to crucify Him.”  We cannot possibly have too vivid of a picture of what Jesus took for us on the Cross of Calvary.  Klausner, the Jewish writer, says, “Crucifixion is the most terrible...

Remembering Your Works

Remembering Your Works           Psalm 143:5 says, “I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.”  Sometimes we need to talk about and meditate on the battlefield wounds our Lord received as He paid the price...

His Cost Our Gain

His Cost Our Gain              When I first got started in the Arabian Horse business, my parents and I attended a special coronation celebration for a beautiful Arabian Stallion. On a Saturday night, in Lincoln, Nebraska we sat in a large indoor arena, excitingly...