Sermon Text: John 19:17-37
Dr. Sproul explains the meaning behind "bearing His cross" and because of His scourgings was unable to carry the cross all the way to the crucifixion site. In this case Simon of Cyrene was commanded to pick up the crossbeam and carry it the rest of the way. He continues with the description of how the person to be executed was attached to the crossbeam and then lifted into place with the providing of a small platform for the feet to allow the prisoner to push up and take another breath to prolong the agony and a placard was attached stating the reason for the execution. Dr. Sproul then discusses the indignities the Jesus faced and Jesus' concern for His mother. He concludes the section covering the prophecies that Jesus fulfilled and Jesus' statement, "It is finished."