On March 18, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 27:54.
Now when the centurion and those with him, who were keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were terrified and said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”
Most people did not understand who Jesus was. The religious leaders didn’t. His disciples didn’t. As he hung on the cross, the most unlikely person finally got it: a Roman centurion. This battle-hardened officer, who commanded a hundred men and who had drawn crucifixion detail that day, got it. Darkness had descended upon the land, and the land itself was shaken by an earthquake. People were terrified, including the centurion. He spoke the truth: “Truly this man is the Son of God!” Amazing!