WHO PUT JESUS ON THE CROSS?
1. Our text says, "There they crucified him." Robert L.
Moyer in his book "John 3:16" writes: "They crucified Him.
The agonies of the Cross were so extreme that they were
pronounced the utmost torment possible. The Cross was the
most extreme punishment that man has ever inflicted. The
extension of the limbs after scourging, the impossibility
of making the slightest change or motion without
occasioning suffering; the piercing of the hands and the
feet, the exposure of the lacerated flesh and the wounds to
the action of the hot burning sun and air, hour after hour,
the sense of indignity and contempt, which was the most
bitter, malicious, and unsparing that can be conceived, all
conspired to make this the most dreaded death of all modes
2. When we think of the sufferings of Jesus on the Cross we
must say with Elizabeth C. Clephane:
But none of the ransomed ever knew
How deep were the waters crossed;
Nor how dark was the night the Lord passed through,
Ere He found His sheep that was lost.
3. I don't think any of us can comprehend the depths of our
Lord's suffering on the Cross when He was crucified. We can
imagine, but at best, we can only begin to fathom the
extent of His suffering.
4. The question that I want to ask is, "Who put Jesus on
the cross?" Our text says, "There they crucified Him." Who
is the "they?" Who was responsible for the agonizing
crucifixion and death of the Lord Jesus? Who is accountable
for His crucifixion?
5. Let me answer that question. I draw your attention to
those who were and are responsible.
1. THE ACTUAL ONES THAT PUT JESUS ON THE CROSS!
1. I first draw your attention to those historically
responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus. I speak of those
who were actually responsible for His death. As I look at
the scriptures I find that several were involved in His
death and responsible for His cru ...
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