Lane (John 19: 1-6) Pontius Pilate ordered Jesus

Lane DowellJesus´ CrucifixionOne of the world´s most important points in History is the persecution of Jesus. He died for our sins so we can live. Adam and Eve were the first sinners. After that everybody else in the world sinned. Because we sinned we can not live a life with God. Because we sinned we can not live in Heaven. Here is the scripture for the story. ” 1 Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. 2 And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. 3 They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands. 4 Pilate went out again and said to them, “See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him.” 5 So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” 6 When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him.”  (John 19: 1-6) Pontius Pilate ordered Jesus to be crucified. He is a Roman prefect. Jesus was teaching the way of God, and Pilate was afraid his teachings would lead to a revolt against Rome. They saw him as a potential revolutionary. They arrested Jesus because of this. The people of Rome tried him over night and through the next morning. That day Jesus was crucified. “16 So they took Jesus, 17 and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him, and with two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. 19 Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” 20 Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. 21 So the chief priests of the jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ´The King of the Jews,´ but rather, ´This man said, I am King of the Jews.'”  (John 19:16-21)Jesus carried his own cross symbolizing his sacrifice for our sins.”28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of soured wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”  (John 19: 28-30)Jesus knew this was the end of him for his people, for now. He said “I thirst,” to copy scripture. When they gave him the soured wine, Jesus exclaimed, “It is finished,” to tell everyone this is the end of his sacrifice for all of mankind. This is the Lord Almighty’s plan. Therefore, it is Jesus’ plan. Jesus died for our sins. He sacrificed himself so everybody can live sin free, so everyone can live a life with God. Because Jesus died we can live in Heaven when we pass away. It is not just because of Jesus if we go to Heaven. We have to live a life with God. That is possible because of Jesus. We have to follow God and live a life to his standards. We have to obey his commands, and we have to love him with all of our heart.God sent Jesus to save us. “16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:16-17)John 3:16-17 says Jesus was sent to the world so he could die for us so we could live and eternal life with God. He didn’t send him to bring the world harm, he sent him to save it. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)This bible verse states that whoever loves God will work for him and obey him. Whoever loves him and will give their life to him, will receive eternal life.”6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person – though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die – 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:6-8)Christ died for us at the exact moment he was most needed by us. The people who needed saved the most were not willing to die for those who didn’t need the sacrifice.