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.
THE DEATH OF JESUS
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]
JESUS 7 LAST WORDS
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 19:28 – “I thirst”. OH, IF WE COULD ONLY HUNGER AND THIRST FOR HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, WE SHALL BE FILLED.
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”!
THE BURIAL OF JESUS!
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.
THERE IS A SONG THAT IS SUNG BY SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRIES THAT SAYS “JUST FOR ME”!
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.
GOD BLESS AND TELL THE LORD THANK YOU FOR JESUS’ BLOOD THAT WAS SHED FOR THE REMISSION OF OUR SINS.
I love you all with the Love of Christ.