Love Lesson
Lesson 33: by turtle

John 19:1-42 KJV
(1)  Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.
(2)  And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,
(3)  And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.
(4)  Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know
that I find no fault in him.
(5)  Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them,
Behold the man!
(6)  When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.
(7)  The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the
Son of God.
(8)  When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;
(9)  And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no
answer.
(10)  Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify
thee, and have power to release thee?
(11)  Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above:
therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.
(12)  And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go,
thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.
(13)  When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a
place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.
(14)  And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold
your King!
(15)  But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify
your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
(16)  Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.
(17)  And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew
Golgotha:
(18)  Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
(19)  And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE
KING OF THE JEWS.
(20)  This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it
was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
(21)  Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am
King of the Jews.
(22)  Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
(23)  Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every
soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
(24)  They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the
scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did
cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
(25)  Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas,
and Mary Magdalene.
(26)  When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his
mother, Woman, behold thy son!
(27)  Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own
home.
(28)  After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled,
saith, I thirst.
(29)  Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop,
and put it to his mouth.
(30)  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave
up the ghost.
(31)  The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on
the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and
that they might be taken away.
(32)  Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.
(33)  But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:
(34)  But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
(35)  And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might
believe.
(36)  For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
(37)  And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
(38)  And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought
Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the
body of Jesus.
(39)  And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of
myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
(40)  Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the
Jews is to bury.
(41)  Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein
was never man yet laid.
(42)  There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.



This chapter is about Christ suffering going to  and on the cross. Christ suffered and died for you and for me.
What I would like for you to do today is tell in your own words about the pain and suffering he went through
for you and for me. And tell why it is so important to tell the story of what Christ went through? What caused
you to realize Christ was your Messiah and how did you come to know him?

Answers:

These are not easy question to answer with just one chapter in the Bible. So lets first look at the verses in John
that describe what Christ went through on that day and then I will begin to give some other references.

John 19:1-3  Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.  2  And the soldiers platted a crown of
thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,  3  And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and
they smote him with their hands.

John 19:15-23  But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I
crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
16  Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.
17  And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew
Golgotha:
18  Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
19  And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING
OF THE JEWS.
20  This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it
was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
21  Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am
King of the Jews.
22  Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
23  Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier
a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.


In this chapter the scourged Him in the very first verse. What does scourge mean you might ask if you do not
know. Scourging is defined as under the Roman method, the culprit was stripped, stretched with cords or
thongs on a frame and beaten with rods. (Another form of the scourge consisted of a handle with three lashes
or thongs of leather or cord, sometimes with pieces of metal fastened to them. Roman citizens were exempt by
their law from scourging. -- Editor by Smith's Bible Dictionary.  This type of whips would literally ripe the
flesh.

Then in the next few verses Christ was humiliate by a the soldiers mocking and hitting Him. They also put a
crown of thorns on His head. But the persecution did not end there they took him to the cross. Christ  carried
His own cross to Mount Calvary (Hebrew is Golgotha (place of the Skulls) )   Then they nailed him to a
wooden cross where He died for you and for me.

Many people might wonder why He had to suffer this way. Well lets see what scripture says about Christ
suffering from Old to new testament. These scriptures are divided into sections.

A. Suffering and died to redeem us.

1. John 10:11  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
2.John 12:23  And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

3.John 12:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth
alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
4.Romans 5:6  For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

5.1Co 15:3  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins
according to the scriptures;
6.2 Corinthians 5:15  And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves,
but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

7.Revelation 5:9  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals
thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and
people, and nation;


B. Bore our sins for many

1.Isaiah 53:12  Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the
strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he
bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

2.Hebrews 9:28  So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he
appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

3.1 Peter 2:24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should
live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

4.1 John 3:5  And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

C. Carried the burdens of Humanity

1.Isaiah 53:4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.

2. Matthew 8:17  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our
infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

3.John 19:17  And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the
Hebrew Golgotha:


D. Suffering of Christ

1.Isaiah 50:6  I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my
face from shame and spitting.

2.Isaiah 53:5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement
of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

3Mark 15:34  And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which
is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

4.Luke 22:44  And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of
blood falling down to the ground.

5.Hebrews 2:10  For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many
sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

6.Hebrews 13:12  Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered
without the gate.

7.1 Peter 3:18  For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to
God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

E. Offered Himself as a Sacrifice.

1. John 15:13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
2.Galatians 1:4  Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according
to the will of God and our Father:

3.Ephesians 5:2  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a
sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

4.Titus 2:14  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a
peculiar people, zealous of good works.

3.1 John 3:16  Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay
down our lives for the brethren.

4.Revelation 1:5  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the
prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Simple fact is Christ bore the pain we deserved.  This human suffering he went through was only for a brief
moment in time. If we choose not to allow Christ to be our redemption we will face an eternity of pain and
torment. Most will agree they do not like pain. But God gives us free choose to accept or reject his salvation
for us. God is the only one that can save us. And for me that is hope. Know Christ died for me and that
through his suffering I can be saved. The more I study the death of Christ and suffering and pain they more I
understand what it truly means to be saved.
What is your choice today.

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