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Kneel At The Cross (36 of 37)
Series: Then Came Jesus
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.THE PATHWAY TO THE cross
II. THE PEOPLE AT THE CROSS
III. THE PURPOSE OF THE CROSS
If you have your Bible this morning please open God's word to Mark Chapter 15, beginning in Verse 20, "AND WHEN THEY HAD MOCKED HIM, THEY TOOK OFF THE PURPLE FROM HIM, AND PUT HIS OWN CLOTHES ON HIM, AND LED HIM OUT TO CRUCIFY HIM.
AND THEY COMPEL ONE SIMON A CYRENIAN, WHO PASSED BY, COMING OUT OF THE COUNTRY, THE FATHER OF ALEXANDER AND RUFUS, TO BEAR HIS CROSS. AND THEY BRING HIM UNTO THE PLACE GOLGOTHA, WHICH IS, BEING INTERPRETED, THE PLACE OF A SKULL.
AND THEY GAVE HIM TO DRINK WINE MINGLED WITH MYRRH: BUT HE RECEIVED IT NOT. AND WHEN THEY HAD CRUCIFIED HIM, THEY PARTED HIS GARMENTS, CASTING LOTS UPON THEM, WHAT EVERY MAN SHOULD TAKE. AND IT WAS THE THIRD HOUR, AND THEY CRUCIFIED HIM.
AND THE SUPERSCRIPTION OF HIS ACCUSATION WAS WRITTEN OVER, THE KING OF THE JEWS. AND WITH HIM THEY CRUCIFY TWO THIEVES; THE ONE ON HIS RIGHT HAND, AND THE OTHER ON HIS LEFT.
AND THE SCRIPTURE WAS FULFILLED, WHICH SAITH, AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH THE TRANSGRESSORS. AND THEY THAT PASSED BY RAILED ON HIM, WAGGING THEIR HEADS, AND SAYING, AH, THOU THAT DESTROYEST THE TEMPLE, AND BUILDEST IT IN THREE DAYS, SAVE THYSELF, AND COME DOWN FROM THE CROSS.
LIKEWISE ALSO THE CHIEF PRIESTS MOCKING SAID AMONG THEMSELVES WITH THE SCRIBES, HE SAVED OTHERS; HIMSELF HE CANNOT SAVE. LET CHRIST THE KING OF ISRAEL DESCEND NOW FROM THE CROSS, THAT WE MAY SEE AND BELIEVE. AND THEY THAT WERE CRUCIFIED WITH HIM REVILED HIM."
This morning we come to Holy Ground, we come to the place called Calvary, in the Hebrew, Golgotha, the place of a skull. Everyone in Jerusalem knew that place for it was the place of crucifixion; it was the place of death.
The hill of Golgotha is actually in the shape of a skull and I want you to envision if you can that place called Golgotha. That place called Calvary. We com ...
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