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There is but ONE LORD (Ephesians 4:5) and with Him, there were TWO THIEVES, one on His right, and another on His left (Matthew 27:38), who were crucified with Him upon THREE CROSSES (John 19:18).
His mantle was divided into FOUR PARTS (John 19:23) by the Roman soldiers who afflicted Him with FIVE WOUNDS while upon the cross – 2 in His hands, 2 in His feet, and His side was pierced.
For SIX HOURS, Jesus suffered upon that cruel cross (Mark 15:25, 34). Our Lord uttered SEVEN PHRASES while He suffered:
There were EIGHT WORDS written on a sign they hung above His head: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews (Matthew 27:37).
And, at the NINTH HOUR, Jesus died (Luke 23: 44-46). TEN EVENTS marked His crucifixion:
In the end, ELEVEN APOSTLES of Jesus remained faithful out of the TWELVE DISCIPLES whom He had originally chosen to follow Him. They went on to establish the church and preach the story you just read.
I’ve heard this acrostic-style lesson preached during my childhood and as an adult. It has always stuck with me and helps me to “Do this in remembrance of Me” (Luke 22:19). I pray it is beneficial for you! – TS