What Happened At The Cross?

Darkness Fell Upon the Land (Matthew 27:45)

  • In Scriptures, darkness is used to depict evil, sin, separation from God
  • Man is in darkness & without hope when he rejects Christ (John 8:34-36; Hebrews 10:26-29)

The Veil of the Temple was Torn in Two (Matthew 27:51)

  • Veil separated holy place from the most holy place (Exodus 26:33)
  • Inside the veil — presence of God (Exodus 25:21-22)
  • Jesus is our high priest (Hebrews 3:1) — went beyond the veil into the presence of God (Hebrews 9:24)
  • We have access through Christ (Hebrews 4:14-16)

The Tombs Were Opened (Matthew 27:51-53)

  • Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25)
  • He conquered death so that we could also overcome death (Hebrews 2:14-15)
  • Jesus will raise all those who conform to His death (Romans 6:3-5)


Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) — these events showed that

  • The way — into heaven, into the presence of God
  • The truth — He is the light of the world (John 8:12), showing us the truth (John 18:37; Psalm 119:105)
  • The life — hope of the resurrection to eternal life

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