JOHN 19: 17- 42″ The Crucifixion, Death & Burial Of Jesus”

John 19:17-42 – So they took Jesus away. 17 Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). 18 There they nailed him to the cross. Two others were crucified with him, one on either side, with Jesus between them. 19 And Pilate posted a sign on the cross that read, “Jesus of Nazareth,[d] the King of the Jews.” 20 The place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek, so that many people could read it.

21 Then the leading priests objected and said to Pilate, “Change it from ‘The King of the Jews’ to ‘He said, I am King of the Jews.’” 22 Pilate replied, “No, what I have written, I have written.”

23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they divided his clothes among the four of them. They also took his robe, but it was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. 24 So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice[e] for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.”[f] So that is what they did.

25 Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.” 27 And he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.

28 Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.”[g] 29 A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. 30 When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit.

31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten their deaths by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down. 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men crucified with Jesus. 33 But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn’t break his legs. 34 One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out. 35 (This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. He speaks the truth so that you also can believe.[h]) 36 These things happened in fulfillment of the Scriptures that say, “Not one of his bones will be broken,”[i] 37 and “They will look on the one they pierced.”[j]

Luke 23:34 – Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” OH WHAT A PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS THIS IS THAT JESUS OFFERS UP FOR ALL OF US!

Luke 23:43 – “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” OH WHAT A PROMISE TO THEM THAT WOULD ONLY BELIEVE IN GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON.

John 19:26-27 “Jesus said to his mother: “Woman, this is your son”. Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.” OH WHAT A PROMISE TO CARE FOR US EVEN HERE ON EARTH!

Mark 15:34 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[a]


John 19:30 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Luke 223:46 – Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”[a] When he had said this, he breathed his last OH, IF WE COULD COMMIT OUR WILL TO THE FATHER, WE TOO WOULD BE ABLE TO SAY “FATHER, NOT MY WILL, BUT THY WILL IN MY LIFE”!


38 Afterward Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus (because he feared the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate for permission to take down Jesus’ body. When Pilate gave permission, Joseph came and took the body away. 39 With him came Nicodemus, the man who had come to Jesus at night. He brought about seventy-five pounds[k] of perfumed ointment made from myrrh and aloes. 40 Following Jewish burial custom, they wrapped Jesus’ body with the spices in long sheets of linen cloth. 41 The place of crucifixion was near a garden, where there was a new tomb, never used before. 42 And so, because it was the day of preparation for the Jewish Passover[l] and since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.
Some of the Jewish leaders hated Jesus because He condemned their sins. They did not want to believe the truth He preached, as He urged them to repent and turn back to God. They became jealous of the great crowds that not only followed Him,but believed in Him. They knew the miracles He performed was proof that He was indeed who He said he was, but out of jealousy, they decided to kill Him.

Jesus final words expressed his complete surrender to the will of God as He said, “It is finished; Father into Thy hands I commend my spirit”. He then bowed His head and died.


What kind of love would bear my sins? Redeem my soul from all of them. To call an enemy a friend This love I cannot comprehend. Jesus did it all for me Yes, He’s the one of whom I speak His, sacrifice was oh, so great His mission was to save.

(CHORUS) He died on Calvary (Just for me) Yes, He took my penalty (He did it all for me, me). He rose again with power. He’s alive this very hour He’s coming back to reign upon His throne.

(VERSE 2) Listen to the Master’s call Come to Him & give your all. No matter what you may have done, Forgiveness is for everyone. In Jesus Christ you can be free And live with Him eternally.

(CHORUS) Just for me Just for me Just for me He did it all for me, me
Just for me Just for me Just for me He did it all for me, me
Just for me Just for me. He rose again with power He’s alive this very hour. He’s coming back to reign upon His throne.


I love you all with the Love of Christ.


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The Plot Against Jesus, The Arrest Of Jesus And Jesus Death Sentence Handed Down

Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.

Judas, consumed with greed and love of money, goes to the chief priests and makes a deal with them in exchange for Jesus. Judas agreed to betray our Lord and Savior for 30 pieces of silver, which was the price of a slave during that day.

JESUS IS ARRESTED: Mark 14:43-51
43 Just as he was speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders.

44 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.” 45 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Rabbi!” and kissed him. 46 The men seized Jesus and arrested him. 47 Then one of those standing near drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.

48 “Am I leading a rebellion,” said Jesus, “that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.” 50 Then everyone deserted him and fled.

51 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, 52 he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.

57 Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. 58 But Peter was following Him at a distance as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and entered in, and sat down with the [a]officers to see the outcome.

59 Now the chief priests and the whole [b]Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death. 60 They did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward, 61 and said, “This man stated, ‘I am able to destroy the [c]temple of God and to rebuild it [d]in three days.’” 62 The high priest stood up and said to Him, “Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?” 63 But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said to Him, “I [e]adjure You by the living God, that You tell us whether You are [f]the Christ, the Son of God.” 64 Jesus *said to him, “You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, [g]hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

65 Then the high priest tore his [h]robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy; 66 what do you think?” They answered, “He deserves death!”

67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others [i]slapped Him, 68 and said, “Prophesy to us, You [j]Christ; who is the one who hit You?”

After Judas betrayed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, the mob took Jesus to the house of Caiaphas the high priest. The high priest, all the chief priests, the elders and the scribes were waiting at the high priest’s house. This was an informal late-night meeting of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish ruling council. They had come together to put Jesus on an unfair, makeshift trial.

The religious leaders were looking for evidence that would justify putting Jesus to death, but they could not find one. They called many witnesses against Jesus, but the witnesses did not agree with each other.

Finally, the high priest questioned Jesus with these words, “Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” Jesus replied, “I am, and you will see me, the Son of Man, sitting at God’s right hand and coming back on the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest, in anger and rage says to his inner circle, “You have just heard His blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? What is your verdict?” They all shouted, “He deserves death!” Then they spat in Jesus’ face and started beating Him.

Please meditate on these scriptures day and night. Look at what Christ went through just to save you and I. Meditate on How He was whipped, beaten and suffered just for you and I to have eternal life with the Father.

Jesus had His eyes set on Calvary just for you and me. Dying on Calvary cross was Jesus’ destiny. Jesus’ death was a part of God’s plan for our salvation. Jesus did not resist the chief priest’s mob who came to arrest Him and He refused to defend Himself before Pilate.

Those that were responsible for the plot, the false charges, the death sentence and the mock trial did not know it, but they were fulfilling the will of God and prophecy.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for Jesus who’s life was not taken, but freely given so that you and I may live. John 10:18 – o one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.”

I love you all with the love of Christ.


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John 13:18-30 Jesus Predicts His Betrayal By Judas

18 “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: ‘He who shared my bread has turned[a] against me.’[b] 19 “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. 20 Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.”

21 After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.” 22 His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. 23 One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him. 24 Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, “Ask him which one he means.”

25 Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”

28 But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. 29 Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the festival, or to give something to the poor. 30 As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.

Jesus had spent 3 years with the disciples that He not only chose but loved. He had spent days and nights with them on land and sea, teaching them the things of God and the ways of God. Preparing them for the journey ahead as Disciples who will definitely experience persecution and possibly death. These Disciples have seen Jesus perform one miracle after another. They saw Him give sight to the blind, raise the dead, heal the sick , calm the raging sea, fed the multitude, cast out demons, and on and on for 3 years, teaching and training them to be His disciples.

After 3 years of intense training and now at the end of His earthly ministry, Jesus now informs His disciples that He will be betrayed by one of them who sits at meat with Him at this last supper. Not only does He inform them of the betrayal, He also let’s them know that He knows the one that will do it. For He says to Judas, the one He knows that will be tray Him, “What you are about to do, do quickly”.

Having been aware of His betrayer, even when He chose him as one of His 12 disciples, Jesus still loved Judas. Jesus also taught Judas along with the other disciples the ways of the kingdom and He still broke bread with Him.

With foreknowledge of all that was going to happen to Him, Jesus chose not to alter God’s plan. But instead, He said “Father, not my will, thy will be done”.

Immediately following the last supper, Judas, His betrayer, gets up and leave the table that night. Judas set out on his mission to betray Jesus. Satan had entered Judas heart and He was ready to fulfill satan’s plan for His life in betraying Jesus.

Have you betrayed or accepted Jesus? Where do you stand on this morning? You have heard the Gospel and you have seen one miracle after another performed in your life. Are you convinced? Or, are you deceived? Where do you stand concerning Jesus on today?

Jesus declares these words in Luke 11:23 – Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.

Jesus predicts His betrayal. Are you the one to betray Him?

God bless. I love you all with the love of Christ.


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Matthew 26:1-5 The Plot To Kill Jesus

Matthew 26:1-5 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2 “As you know, Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man[a] will be handed over to be crucified.”

3 At that same time the leading priests and elders were meeting at the residence of Caiaphas, the high priest, 4 plotting how to capture Jesus secretly and kill him. 5 “But not during the Passover celebration,” they agreed, “or the people may riot.”

Matthew 26 continues to give us the story of Jesus’ last days on earth.

On three separate occasions, Jesus predicts His own death and resurrection.

Mark 8:31 – He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.

Jesus predicts His death a 2nd time. Let’s listen.
Mark 9:30-32 – They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, 31 because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” 32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.

Jesus Predicts His death a 3rd time. Let’s listen.
Mark 10:32-34 – 32 They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”

In this text, Jesus here makes His final announcement to the disciples of His pending death. While Jesus reminds the disciples that the Passover and his crucifixion are imminent, the chief priests and elders were plotting to seize and kill Jesus secretly out of fear of the people’s reaction in the form of an uproar or riot if they had known what they were planning, especially during passover.

Now, not wanting to go head to head with Jesus in front of a Passover crowd, The chief priests, scribes, elders, etc. of the Great Sanhedrin, who were jealous of Jesus and HATED him, met at the palace of Caiaphas the high priest. They met to conspire and plot the capture and eventual death of Jesus. They planned this with a mind of satan, whereby they had been consumed. Their plan was to pull off this operation by way of trickery, deceit and craftiness.

What they did not realize is that their action is all a part of God’s plan in getting Christ to the cross to die for the sins of humanity.

The plot to Kill Jesus. Was it a plot to God? No, it was God’s plan.

God bless.


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John 12:12-15 Jesus Triumphant Entry Into Jerusalem As King

John 12:12-15 – The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,“Hosanna![d]” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[e] “Blessed is the king of Israel!” 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:

15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming,seated on a donkey’s colt.”[f] 16 At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.

17 Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. 18 Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”

This event took place on what is known as Palm Sunday.

On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, often referred to as “Passion Sunday,” marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday.

The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted Him by waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, He begins His journey to the cross.

PROPHECY -Palm Sunday – Zechariah 9:9- Rejoice, O people of Zion![a] Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem!Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious,[b] yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—
riding on a donkey’s colt.

FULFILLMENT – Matthew 21:7-9 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna[a] to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b] “Hosanna[c] in the highest heaven!”

God bless.


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Malachi 3:6 & Hebrews 13:8 – “An Unchanging God In A Changing World”


Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the Lord, I do not change.” Old Testament

Hebrew 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. New Testament.


Here is our old and new Testament promise from our God who changes NOT! His Word has not changed! It will not return to Him void, but it shall go forth and accomplish that which He hath sent it to do, according to Isaiah 55:11! WE CAN SHOUT RIGHT THERE!!!

Oh what great news God has given us on this morning! WHAT A GREAT PROMISE GOD HAS SENT FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH THIS MORNING! “HE CHANGES NOT!” Say that to yourself right now – ‘MY GOD CHANGES NOT!”
We can rest right there!

In a ever changing world, it is more than comforting to know that we have a never changing God. Even though everything around us changes from day to day, Our God never changes.

We encounter changes every second, minute and day in our lives. That is the nature of life. We sometimes find those changes unpleasant and intimidating at times. We would rather keep things the way they always were because the old and the familiar are more secure and comfortable, like an old shoe, suit, pocketbook or dress. But those things wear out and need to be replaced, as does most everything else in life. So we struggle to adjust to change that is necessary.

Change for God is impossible. He is neither capable of nor susceptible to change. And that makes sense. WHY? God cannot change for the better because He is already perfect. And He cannot change for the worse, for then He would be imperfect and would therefore no longer be God.

Humans sometimes have a tendency to believe that God changes, especially when they experience circumstances that are contrary to God’s Word, but on today, scripture clearly comforts us with this promise from God. “He Change not! He is the same yesterday, today and forever!”

The One who has all you need says “I never change.”

Our God is always the same. “ALWAYS” – God is always truth, always wise, always Sovereign, always good, always just, always merciful, always Holy, always gracious, always, always loving and kind, always God! He changes not! God’s ability to provide and meet our needs never changes. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are never changing.

Whatever it is that you are going through on today, know that God is always God. He never changes, His Word never changes, His promises concerning you never changes, He will never leave you nor forsake you; lo, He is with you always even unto the end! God never Changes. He can not change.

Jesus declares these words in John 14:27-Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Isaiah 46:11b- yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

You may have awaken this morning to a changed situation than that which you went to bed with last night. You may have found yourself this morning, wondering if God has changed His mind concerning you. But guess what? You can rest assured that our God changes not! His plans for our life has not changed. Circumstances or situations in our lives can not change God’s plan nor His promises for our lives! He is God and He changes not!

Problems and circumstances of life can not stand a chance against an Unchanging God! You can rest assured with that!! IN OTHER WORDS, YOU CAN TAKE THAT TO THE BANK OF SAFETY AND SECURITY IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!

God Himself declares these words to His people on today in Jeremiah 32:27 – “I am the LORD, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?

The Word of God Is Unchanging. Remember:Psalm 119:89 declares – “Forever, O LORD, Thy word is settled in heaven.”

Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the Lord, I do not change.”
Hebrew 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Isaiah 40:8 declares – The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever!


I love you all with the love of Christ.


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John 15:15 – “God Calls You Friend”


John 15:15-I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.

On Today, God calls us “Friend.” Oh, that word sounds like music in my ear. God our Father, calls us “Friend.” Oh, what peace and comfort that word bring this morning to them that love God. What a breath of cool fresh air.

God created you and I in His image so that we could have a personal relationship with Him. God is seeking an intimate heart to heart relationship with us. James 2:23 says And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.

Our relationship with God is the most personal relationship we can ever have. God is a jealous God; we are not to let anyone or anything come between God and us. 1Timothy 2:5 declares that there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. We are to be in Christ and Christ is in God, it is the Holy Spirit that unifies us together. God has given us His Holy Spirit to counsel, teach, and comfort us. Jesus said in John 14:26- But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

God calls us “friends,” not servants.

God has called us to the ministry of reconciliation, of inviting others into a renewed friendship with Him and each other.

Remember the song that the saints of old used to sing? The song that I love so dearly. It’s called What A Friend We Have In Jesus! Remember that? What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear, what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pains we bear all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? we should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness: take it to the Lord in prayer. Are we weak and heaven laden, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friend despise forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer. In His arms He will take and shield you, though will find a solace there.

Oh, what great peace and comfort God give us in these words. He is all we need! God is truly our friend. He has spoken concerning you and I on today. He calls us friend!

John 15:13 declares on this morning that the proof of God’s love for us is shown at Calvary. Let’s listen to these words-Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

People of God, God calls you ‘FRIEND” on today. Receive it, claim it, declare it and live by it!!


With the Love of Christ.


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