Outline/Summary Jesus is tormented, then executed After the people chose Jesus for execution over Barabbas, Pilate’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered an entire company of soldiers around him. They stripped off his clothes and put a scarlet robe on him and then twisted together a crown of thorns and placed it on his head.
Outline/Summary The chief priests convince Pilate to allow the execution of Jesus Jesus stood before the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, who asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. When he was earlier accused by the chief priests and the elders of the people, Jesus had refused to answer. Pilate asked him,
Christians will be familiar with the idioms: “God sacrificed his only son” and “Jesus died for our sins.” For many Christians, the meaning of the phrases is confusing at best and horrifically sad at worst. How could God “sacrifice” his only son? And what does Jesus’ death have to do with our salvation? “God sacrificed his
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. - Isaiah 53:5
Archaeologist conducting a dig at the 1,350-year-old Balatlar Church in Turkey’s Sinop Province, have uncovered a stone chest with crosses etched in the rock, that they believe contains a piece of the wooden cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus. Turkish historians and archaeologists noted that the church was built in the year 660, during