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They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.
And they crucified him.
Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him.
The written notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS.
They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left.
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 come down from the cross and save yourself!”
31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself!Let this Christ, this King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.”
Even the two criminals who were being crucified with Jesus ridiculed him.
From time to time our Pastor presents a dramatic characterization of someone who was or could have been present during the Passion of our Lord.
Today we will meet the man who built the cross upon which Jesus was crucified – a man who believed, “What I do doesn’t make any difference”.