“Death On The Cross”
March 28, 2020
DEATH ON THE CROSS
John 19:16 says: “Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.” (NIV) That’s a very simple sentence isn’t it? Ten Words. But it holds so much information the world needs. It reminded me of a verse in the Old Testament. Genesis 1:16 says: “He also made the stars.” (NIV) How many stars are there? And they get only five words in the creation story.
Sometimes some things are too over-simplified. But, there is nothing simple about an execution, especially a crucifixion. We will start with the preliminaries. They don’t just take someone out and hang them on a cross, a lot of “preparation” must go into it first.
After Pilate passed down a verdict, he did not want to give… the soldiers took over. For them it was routine, as far as crucifixions go, except this time they had a special criminal, Jesus Christ, the radical Rabbi. Jesus would receive a
Great “picture” of Jesus on his last terrible day. What an amazing thing he did for us. Thank you, Pastor Doug for everything you do, especially in these times.
Ethel McClung says
So graphic, but I made it through it. I cannot comprehend the pain, suffering and possess regret and humble thankfulness for what He did for us. Thank you for your support and love for our church family.
Deb Ruby says
Wow! This is the most detailed explanation of the Crucifixtion I have ever heard. Leaves me weak just thinking what Jesus endured for me.