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In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.</font></font><b><font color="#ffffff"><b><font color="#ffffff"><b><br> </b></font></b><b><font color="#ffffff"><b><br> Gospel Acclamation<br> </b></font></b></font></b><font color="#ffffff"><font color="#ffffff">Christ humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death  even death on a cross.<br> Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above ev'ry name. (Phil. 2:8-9)</font></font><b><br> </b></font><br> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <big><big><span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"></span></big></big><big><big><span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><small><small><br> <font color="#ff0000"><a href="easter-puzzle/index.html"><big><big><big>Click to do our Easter Crossword Puzzle</big></big></big></a><br> <br> <a href="lenten-puzzle/index.html"><font color="#3333ff"><big><big><big>Click to do our Lenten Crossword Puzzle</big></big></big></font></a><br> <br> </font></small></small></span></big></big><br> <table align="center" border="8" bordercolor="#993399" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="80%"> <tbody> <tr> <td bgcolor="#cc66cc" valign="top"><br> <div align="center"><font color="#ffffff"><b>THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS&nbsp;</b> <br> </font> <div align="left"><font color="#ffffff">At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty. At the time crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals were condemned to be crucified. Jesus was to be nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.<br> </font> <font color="#ffffff"><br> </font> <font color="#ffffff">Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long. The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist, that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breathe. Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His legs because of the pain, so He was forced to alternate between arching His back then using his legs just to continue to breathe. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage.<br> </font> <font color="#ffffff">Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours. Yes, over 3 hours!<br> </font> <font color="#ffffff"><br> Can you imagine this kind of suffering? A few minutes before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water from his wounds.<br> </font> <font color="#ffffff"><br> </font> <font color="#ffffff">From common images, we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side... But do we realize His wounds were actually made in his body. A hammer driving large nails through the wrist,<br> </font> <font color="#ffffff">the feet overlapped and an even large nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear. But before the nails and the spear, Jesus was whipped and beaten. The whipping was so severe that it tore the flesh from His body.The beating so horrific that His face was torn and his beard ripped from His face. The crown of thorns cut deeply into His scalp. Most men would not have survived this torture. He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds. The human adult body contains about 3.5 liters (just less than a gallon) of blood.<br> </font> <font color="#ffffff"><br> </font> <font color="#ffffff">Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of his blood; He had three nails hammered into His members;<br> </font> <font color="#ffffff">a crown of thorns on His head and, beyond that, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His chest.<br> </font> <font color="#ffffff"><br> </font> <font color="#ffffff">All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying His own cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for its higher part, where His hands were nailed).<br> </font> <font color="#ffffff"><br> </font> <font color="#ffffff">Jesus had to endure this experience, so that we can have free access to God.<br> </font> <font color="#ffffff">So that our sins could be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception!<br> </font> </div> <font color="#ffffff"> <font color="#ff0000"><font color="#ffffff"><br> <b>JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR US!<br> "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. 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