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The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

The defining events of Christianity – the reasons for its existence – are the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In fact, I’ll go one further. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are events that give meaning and purpose to our world. These events are the hinge upon which the history of mankind swings. What happened to Jesus is the pivotal point this planet’s history. Mark 15 gives a detailed account of our Lord’s trial, crucifixion, and death.

Innocent, yet condemned, Mark 15:1 – 15

After Jesus had been arrested, a mock trial was held at the palace of the high priest, Caiaphas. This was a serious thing; it lasted an entire night. The next morning was Passover.

Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, reached a decision. They bound Jesus…

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