God loves you. “ The Lamb, who was killed before the origin of the world, is a man who has received support, splendor, wisdom, power, refinement, whole month, respect, faith and silt। Let him be glorified forever. ”Now came true Amen। In this world you have received everything but so far Jesus has not believed in Christ, you are the saddest and most righteous man ! The poorest people on earth are not without money but without Jesus Amen ! Your first need and need is the forgiveness of eternal security sins, salvation and eternal life – “ Behold, the Lamb of God who has raised the sin of the world’।And he is atonement for our sins, and not only for us, but also for the sins of the whole world। The only Creator God – Ekmatra Caste Man – Ekkatra Blood Red – Ekkatra Problem Sin – Ekkatra Solution Jesus Christ Do you know that there is eternal life even after the deer only God loves you ! Because God loved the world so much that he gave it to his only born Son – No one who believes in him is unhappy, But he may have eternal life, but God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us when we were sinners। Because you are saved by grace by faith; And it is not from you, it is God’s donation; He who is waking up to my door every day hears me waiting for the pillars of my doors, Blessed is that man। But God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us, while we are sinners। But in all these things we are even more than the winners by him, who loved us। Because I have been completely unarmed, neither death nor life, nor angels, neither the princes, nor the rights, nor the things that come from now, nor the things that come later, neither the heights, nor the deep, Neither any other creation can separate us from the love of God in our Lord Christ Jesus। Love is in this – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be atone for our sins। For God made sin for us, who did not know that we would be the righteousness of God। Jesus said to him: “ Bato, truth and life are me; No one comes to the Father except me. ” Your word is a light for my feet, and a light for my way। I cried before Miramire fell bright; I hope in your word। My eyes are open at night’s guard to meditate on your word। And call me on the day of the storm; I will deliver you, and you will raise me। He cures those with broken hearts and binds them to the ointment of their injuries। You will be in me and ask for whatever you want if my words are in you, and that will be done for you।

Who Helped Jesus Carry the Cross?

When we read the story of the

crucifixion, we read a story with many details, each holding a special meaning. Among those details, we meet Simon of Cyrene: a person whose legacy has left a significant impact. Who was Simon of Cyrene, why did he carry the cross of Jesus, and what does it mean for us?

  • The account of the crucifixion begins at the Antonia Fortress in the heart of Jerusalem, where Jesus would have been tried, flogged, and condemned to crucifixion. The winding route Jesus would have walked from here led him through the city to the hill outside the city where he was crucified. The journey would have encompassed about a half-mile of winding road, and it on this road that Simon encounters Jesus, and becomes a part of the story. 
  • The Story of the Man Who Helped Jesus Carry the Cross 
  • Simon of Cyrene has just a passing mention in the Scriptures; his name appears in only three verses, all pertaining to carrying the cross for Jesus. This event is recorded in Matthew 27:32Mark 15:21, and in Luke 23:26. While this is the only time he is mentioned in the Bible, it is important enough that he is mentioned by three of the four Gospel writers. 
  • It is also interesting that each of these three writers, in giving the same account of the same event, all give us the information a little bit differently than the others. Such is the beauty of Scripture – each verse alone feeds our spiritual needs, yet Scripture as a whole tells us a full, rich, undeniable story of God’s unfolding story of love for us.
  • Taking a look at these three verses, along with John’s version which doesn’t mention Simon, we can see the different aspects of the story:
  • Matthew 27:32 – As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.
  • Mark 15:21 – A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. 
  • Luke 23:26 – As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.
  • John 19:17 – Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha) 
  • Matthew’s Gospel tells us that they were going out, but going out from where? The answer is that Jesus and the others to be crucified that day were going out from Jerusalem, as the crucifixion would happen outside of the city walls.
  • Mark tells us that Simon was the father of Alexander and Rufus. Why would that matter, and how would Mark know this? The best explanation is that the early readers of this Gospel knew who Simon was, and knew his children as well. We also know that there is a man named Rufus at the church in Rome, so it is not a stretch to think that this co-laborer for the gospel may well be the son of Simon of Cyrene mentioned by Mark. Mark also tells us Simon was on his way in, meaning he was actually headed the opposite direction, and going into Jerusalem while Jesus and the others were going out.
  • Luke tells us that Simon was forced to carry the cross behind Jesus. In a deeper way, this symbolizes the understood position of any disciple: walking behind their Lord. But it means something more here. Simon could only go as fast and as far as Jesus went, and we know that Jesus was too weak to carry the cross on his own. It appears that Simon, who was literally following Jesus, would eventually become a true follower and disciple of Jesus.
  • John tells us only that Jesus carried the cross out of the city but doesn’t include the events that happened after Jesus had left the city.
  • What Do We Know about Simon of Cyrene?
  • We can learn a bit about Simon just by his name. The name ‘Simon’ was a common name at the time and is a name shared with several others in the New Testament, most notably the Apostle Simon Peter. Simon means “hearer” or “he has heard”, and must have had an especially strong meaning for these men in particular, who had literally heard the good news of Jesus, and been so intimately a part of that good news. We also know that Simon was from a place called Cyrene, so why was he in Jerusalem? 
  • Cyrene was a city in what is now modern Libya in Northern Africa and had a significant Jewish population. The fact that he is ‘of Cyrene’ tells us that he did not live in Jerusalem where this event takes place but had traveled there from his home. We do not know with certainty whether he was a Jew or Gentile, but it is not a stretch to speculate that he was in Jerusalem for the Passover, as many Jews from around the world made their way to Jerusalem for this feast, as it was the most important feast that the Jewish people celebrated.   
  • Roman soldiers had the right to place someone into their service to carry things for one mile. This could be bags, equipment, or in this case, a cross. On occasion, a person would be asked to walk ‘an extra mile’ in service to the Romans. This is likely the scenario that led Simon to carry the cross for Jesus. We don’t know why Simon specifically was selected for this task, other than the fact that he was there, he looked capable, and it was clear Jesus had become too weak to carry the cross on his own. 
  • Is There Anything Unusual about Jesus’ Path to the Crucifixion? 
  • Roman crucifixion in itself was not unusual but was a common practice of the Romans as a form of capital punishment and intimidation. Crucifixion was considered too horrible a punishment for Roman citizens, as it was a miserable, humiliating, painful form of death. In fact, our word excruciating is derived from the Roman word for crucifixion – crucis. The Romans reinforced their grip on power through such horrible techniques. Likewise, the actual path Jesus walked, known as the Via Dolorosa, and the hill where the crucifixion took place, known as Calvary (Latin) or Golgotha (Greek), were most likely familiar places for this kind of scene. 
  • What Should Christians Take Away from the Story of Jesus and Simon?
  • As we read the account of Simon of Cyrene today, we see a man who was quite literally thrust into the very heart of the gospel story. It must have been a frightening moment: to be pulled from the crowd by hated Roman soldiers and told to bear the cross of a condemned man. Simon felt the weight of it upon his back and walked away with the blood of Christ still upon him, the blood that would shortly fulfill all prophecy and take away the sin of the world. That cross, and that blood, carried a weight and a significance that Simon could never carry. When Jesus took back the cross and gave his life upon it, Jesus carried the weight of all our sins.
  • It is unlikely that Simon ever imagined that this forced act of service would be discussed and admired over 2,000 years later. Simon’s actions seemed to mirror the words Jesus had spoken to his disciples in Matthew 16:24: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me’.  
  • In the same way, we are called to change directions, ‘take up our cross’ and ‘follow Jesus’. We may never know what impact our daily sacrifice will have on others, perhaps an impact beyond our own time. Yet we can be assured that our actions in following Christ will most certainly have an impact and will give life and meaning to those around us.
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For he that findeth me shall find life, and shall receive mercy from the Lord. But he that sinneth against me, harmeth his own soul; All those who hate me love death.’ Proverb. 8:35-36 But God shows his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 He committed no sin, nor was any guile found in his mouth; He did not rebuke in return; He did not threaten when he suffered, but committed himself to the righteous judge. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness; By His stripes you were healed. 1 st. Proverb. 8:35-36 Nor is salvation in any other; For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Jesus said to him: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, even those who despise him; And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen! Revelation 1:7 And he was clothed in blood; And his name is called ‘Word of God’. Revelation 19:13 “And behold, I come quickly; And I have my reward to give to every man according to his work. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13 Note: Today people don’t even have time to go to heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.

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