Death on a Cross

“he humbled himself, becoming obedient even up to death…even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:8) It is true, people understood the horrors of crucifixion back in the first century better than we understand the horrors of this form of death today. We certainly know all of the technical details of what happens to the body… Read More

Justice Being Served

“And while they ridiculed him, they took off the cloak and put his own clothes on him and took him to crucify him.” (Matthew 27:31)   “And while they ridiculed him, they took off the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him and took him out in order to crucify him.” (Mark 15:20)… Read More

Christians on the Sidelines

“Then he released Barabbas to them and scourging Jesus, he delivered him over that he should be crucified.” (Matthew 27:26)   “But Pilate, wanting to make the crowd satisfied, released Barabbas to them, and delivered Jesus to be scourged in order that he should be crucified.” (Mark 15:15)   “And Pilate had come to the… Read More

Blood on Their Hands

“And the people replied, saying, ‘His blood is on us and on our children!’” (Matthew 27:25)   If ever a people did not understand the eternal ramifications of a statement, here is a prime illustration. How foolish, how wicked, how hateful, how grievous a statement. Having been whipped into a frenzy by the chief priests,… Read More

Washing Hands

“But when Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing but it was rather becoming an uproar, he took hold of water and washed his hands against the crowd, saying, ‘I am innocent of this one’s blood; see to it yourself.’” (Matthew 27:24)   As I write this, I am grieved by the events that are… Read More