The Day That Changed Forever: Twenty-One Life-Changing Experiences at the Cross

The Day That Changed Forever: Twenty-One Life-Changing Experiences at the Cross

by Tim Roehl, Leighton Ford

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The events surrounding Christ's Passion really happened, and the people who experienced those events were real people, just like us--individuals with their own histories, preconceptions, desires, and ambitions. In The Day That Changed Forever, Dr. Tim Roehl tells the stories of those events and people, using a combination of rigorous biblical scholarship and what he calls "sanctified imagination." What must Barabbas have been thinking when he was set free so that an innocent man could die in his place? What went through the mind of Simon of Cyrene when he was drafted by Roman soldiers to carry Jesus' cross? What led Annas, a religious leader, to use his influence to condemn Jesus to death? Sometimes a story can become so familiar that it begins to lose its power to startle and amaze its audience--it can be tempting for Christians to think they "know" the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection while forgetting to be changed by it. The unique viewpoints of the people at the cross, imagined with compelling realism in The Day That Changed Forever, will bring fresh perspective to the familiar events and awaken in readers a newfound passion for the old, old story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441224392
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/11/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tim Roehl is the author of Christmas Hearts and Surprised By Grace, as well as numerous dramatic sketches used in churches across North America. He also writes regularly for The Evangelical Challenge and other national magazines. Dr. Roehl served in pastoral ministry for more than twenty years and is now a missionary with Church Resource Ministries, serving leaders around the world. He and his wife, Shirley, have two daughters.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Foreword Leighton Ford 11

Introduction: He Changed Forever 13

On The Way To The Cross

1 Majesty on the Mountain (The Transfiguration) 20

2 The Jesus Road (Andrew) 29

3 Arrival of the King (Palm Sunday) 37

4 Life Lessons from an Upper Room (The Last Supper) 43

5 Night of Betrayal (Judas) 56

6 A Reluctant Judge (Pontius Pilate) 75

7 Substitute on Skull Hill (Barabbas) 88

Watchers At The Cross

1 A Hard Heart Under Religious Veneer (Annas) 96

2 "King of My Heare" (The Centurion) 115

3 Born Again at the Foot of the Cross (Nicodemus) 122

4 Darkness Becomes Light (Mary Magdalene) 129

5 Looking at the Face of Love (John) 137

6 Arms Open Wide (Peter) 145

7 The Unseen Ones (Hosts of Angels and Hordes of Demons) 157

Words From The Cross

1 "Forgive Them 170

2 "Today?Paradise" 180

3 "Why?" 186

4 "Behold Your Son" 194

5 "I Thirst" 200

6 "Finished!" 208

7 "Into Your Hands" 215

Scripture References 221

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