Week #13 of 13
Crucifixion and Resurrection

Monday The Crucifixion.
• Matthew 27:31-32
• Mark 15:20-40

Tuesday Jesus speaks during the Crucifixion.
• Luke 23:26-49
• John 19:17-30

Wednesday Jesus is buried and is raised.
• John 19:31-42
• Matthew 27:59-28:8

Thursday The empty tomb.
• John 20:1-20:18

Friday Jesus appears to many.
• Luke 24:13-53
• John 20:19-21:25
• Acts 1:4-11
• 1st Corinthians 15:6-8

Thomas was an apostle who was probably a twin. His name Didymus meant "the twin."
     John first mentioned Thomas when he commented on a trip to Judea. Jesus left Judea to avoid hostile Jews. Shortly after leaving He needed to return to raise Lazarus. When Thomas heard Jesus intended to return, he said, "Let us go also, that we may die with Him." (John 11:16)
     During the upper room discourse, Thomas said "Lord we do not know where you are going, how do we know the way?" (John 14:5-6)
  Thomas is famous for doubting the disciples when they told him they saw Christ. On resurrection Sunday, Jesus appeared to His disciples in the evening. Thomas was not present, and said he would not believe unless he too saw Jesus. Being true to his word, Thomas believed when Jesus later appeared to him and the disciples. (John 20:24-29)
     A collection of the sayings of Jesus called The Gospel of Thomas has been ascribed to this apostle. But it's unlikely that Thomas, or any other apostle, was inspired to write this book.

Did you know?
Crucifixion typically caused death by preventing passive exhalation. To exhale, a victim would raise his body by pushing up. Breaking the legs hastened death by preventing this.

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