1. To help us grow in the knowledge of Christ (2 Peter 3:18), we are studying Scriptures that reveal "The Story of Jesus" (John 5:39). 2. After Jesus was betrayed and arrested, He was tried before Annas, Caiaphas, Pilate and Herod [at the second trial before Pilate, Jesus was delivered to be crucified]. 3. This lesson is a study of "Jesus' crucifixion." 4. The complete details are recorded in Matthew 27:31-50; Mark 15:20-37; Luke 23:26-46; and John 19:16-37. 5. Following His trials, . . .
I. JESUS WAS TAKEN TO GOLGOTHA
A. According to John 19:17, Jesus carried His cross as He began His journey to Golgotha, the place of execution. B. Eventually, Simon carried Jesus' cross (Luke 23:26). C. Golgotha [the place of a skull] is also called "Calvary" (Luke 23:33). D. "A great company of people" followed Jesus (Luke 23:27). E. When Jesus arrived at Golgotha He was offered something to drink ["wine mingled with myrrh"], but He refused it (Mark 15:23). F. After arriving at Golgotha, . . .
II. JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED
A. Jesus was crucified at "the third hour" (Mark 15:25). B. Jesus was crucified between 2 thieves (Mark 15:27-28). C. Jesus' accusation was fastened to the cross (John 19:19-22).
III. WHILE JESUS WAS ON THE CROSS,:
A. The soldiers parted His garments (John 19:23-24). B. He was mocked (Matthew 27:39-44). C. He asked the Father to forgive those who crucified Him (Luke 23:34). D. He had an exchange with the thieves (Luke 23:39-43). E. He committed the care of His mother to John (John 19:25-27). F. After being on the cross for about 6 hours, . . .
IV. JESUS DIED
A. He died about the 9th hour (Matthew 27:46-50; Luke 23:46; John 19:30). B. A soldier pierced His side with a spear (John 19:31-37).