Leading Figures in the Drama at Golgotha

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Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Divine Side of Jesus’ Suffering on the Cross

John 19:16-30

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson introduces a series on Jesus' sufferings preceding and on the cross. Dr. Johnson's first message focuses on the guiding will of God behind the sufferings.

Pontius Pilate, a Vacillating Man

John 18:28

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the role of Pilate in Jesus' crucifixion as a man unresponsive to the most basic truth about Christ.

Caiaphas, the Cynical Time Server

Matthew 26:57-68

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on the Hebrew High Priest who tried Jesus, Caiaphas, and the evil inherent in his self-serving leadership of God's people.

Barabbas, or Christ Dies for Me

Matthew 27:15-26

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds both the historical and symbolic persona of Barabbas, the criminal released in Jesus' place.

Divine Appointment in Human Disappointment – Simon of Cyrene

Mark 15:16-21

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson gives exposition on the role of Simon of Cyrene in executing the suffering of Christ and fulfilling God's plan of salvation.

Judas Iscariot

Psalm 109:1-20

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on Judas Iscariot and the despair brought on by unbelief.

The Dying Thief

Luke 23:32-43

Dr. Johnson expounds the faith of the thief dying on the cross and the grace extended to him by Christ.

Herod – the Horror of Christ’s Silence

Matthew 14:1-12

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson gives exposition on the total disobedience of King Herod against God's law and his judgment by the suffering Christ.

Mary Magdalene

Luke 8:1-3

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson gives exposition on the life and witness of Mary Magdalene.

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