• Atonement: Our Only Hope

    1 Corinthians 15:17

    The need for an atonement is deeply ingrained in the human psyche. The religions of the world have practices that purport to atone for sin. Even atheists and agnostics try to offer some kind of atonement when they have wronged ...Read More

  • Enemies of Truth

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  • Unbroken Bones and a Pierced Side

    John 19:31–37

    At several points in John’s account of our Lord’s crucifixion, we read that the death of Jesus fulfilled messianic prophecy. In Christ’s sacrifice, God did exactly what He had promised. This should give us confidence to believe that Jesus is ...Read More

  • Jesus Provides for His Mother

    John 19:25–27

    We can find it hard to remain obedient to God’s law when things are going well, let alone when we are under pressure. Jesus, however, kept the law of God perfectly at all points in His life, and because of ...Read More

  • The King of the Jews Crucified

    John 19:16b–22

    The physical suffering Jesus endured on the cross was intense, but the greatest suffering He experienced was in bearing the wrath of God for our sin. His willingness to bear God’s wrath reveals His love for us, and it should ...Read More

  • Gospel Benediction

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  • Pilate Sentences Jesus to Death

    John 19:12–16a

    The crucifixion of Jesus is the supreme example that God is working in all things for the good of His people (Rom. 8:28). The crucifixion of Jesus was the most heinous evil ever done in the history of mankind, and ...Read More

  • The Source of Pilate’s Authority

    John 19:6–11

    Jesus said that the one who handed Him over to Pilate was guilty of greater sin in the matter of the crucifixion, not that Pilate was entirely free from sin (John 19:11). Pilate’s guilt was less because he did not ...Read More

  • Pilate Presents Jesus to the Crowd

    John 19:1–5

    There are many different conceptions of what it means to be human. Christians, however, know what true humanity looks like, what it means to be fully human as God intended us to be. True humanity looks like Jesus. We look ...Read More

  • Exchanging Jesus for Barabbas

    John 18:38b–40

    It is easy for us to think that we would not have called for Barabbas instead of Jesus. However, by nature we are hostile to God unless He changes our hearts, and left to ourselves, we would show the same ...Read More

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