The specific charge that the Jews brought against Jesus was that he made himself out to be the Son of God.
They had tried, unsuccessfully, to have Jesus condemned on political grounds as an insurrectionist and now they wanted Pilate to sentence Him, based on Jewish religious law.
Thus Pilate was maneuvered into ordering the execution of Jesus.
Jesus carried his own cross to the Place of the Skull, or in Hebrew: Golgotha. There Jesus was crucified with two others who were criminals. Here, the soldiers cast lots for Jesus’ garments.
As Jesus looked down upon His mother and his disciple, John, he told His mother to behold her son; and He told John to behold your mother.
Even as He was dying Jesus selflessly cared for those He loved. The horror of this day continued with placing of sour wine to His lips as He thirsted.
The soldiers pierced His side to make sure He was dead.
Having received the governor’s approval, Joseph of Arimathea immediately came and took away Christ’s body and hurriedly began preparing it for burial with the mixture of myrrh and aloes provided by Nicodemus.
Joseph and Nicodemus took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices.
The Gospel of John relates that near Golgotha there was a garden which contained a new tomb – Joseph’s own tomb – and this is where they laid Jesus.
Throughout the 19th Chapter of John, Mrs. Summers pointed to the Old Testament writings that foretold the coming of the Christ and His sacrifice for the world.
The Wednesday Bible Study Club had a short business meeting.
Then the members concluded with the club’s closing prayer.