A Crucifixion Of Christ
Topic: The Gospel Passage: John 19:17–19:30
The death of God’s Son is the most important event that has ever occurred or will ever occur in the history of mankind. John made it clear that fateful day was a well-orchestrated plan devised and carried out by none other than God Himself. What appeared to be a gross miscarriage of justice instigated by the Jews (who essentially blackmailed Pontius Pilate into ordering Christ’s crucifixion), was really a sovereignly orchestrated plan by God the Father, Who was the real mastermind behind it all. God loved the world so much that He sovereignly ordained that His Son would die to redeem us from our sins. Moreover, Christ’s life was not taken from Him, but was freely given. It was given for all those who would repent of their sin and believe in Him.