Monthly Archives: June 2001


The Crucifixion John 19:16-37

Download sermon John 19:16-37 Text Comment As you know, each of the Gospel writers contributes something to the account of the crucifixion that is not found in the other reports.  Tatian, in the second century was the first to publish the four gospels together in a single work and he called that work the Diatessaron, […]


Jesus before Pilate John 18:26-19:16

Download sermon John 18:26-19:16 Text Comment John reports more of the details of the Lord’s trial before Pontius Pilate than the other three Gospel writers combined.  On the other hand, he does not give a full account of the Lord’s trial before the Jews, he simply assumes that they condemned him. v.28     “Early morning” is […]


Peter’s Betrayal John 18:12-27

Download sermon John 18:12-27 Text Comment v.13     The primary instigators are the religious officials as is proved by the fact that they took Jesus to Annas.  The soldiers, their job done, no doubt returned to their barracks.  Annas had been the high priest from AD 6-15 before being deposed by Pontius Pilate’s predecessor.  Many Jews […]


Treachery and Malice John 18:1-12

Download sermon John 18:1-12 Text Comment v.2       Was Gethsemane owned by some wealthy man who was a supporter of Jesus and had made it available to the Lord as a place to meet with his disciples?  In any case, Jesus does not attempt to evade capture by altering his habits.  As he said, “No one […]