And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand…
I. THE CRUCIFIXION. The horrible fact.
(1) This form of punishment was most painful, lingering, ignominious.
(2) In the case of our Lord, in every sense, unjust, unpardonable, and an exhibition of frenzied selfishness and cruelty.
2. The prophetic place — "Calvary."(1) Outside the city (Hebrews 13:11, 12; Leviticus 16:27).
3. The wonderful prayer.
(1) The lovingness of its plea.
(2) The strength of its argument.
(3) A model for all Christians.
(4) A proof of Christ's interest in all sinners.
4. The meanness of human nature (vers. 35-37, 39).
5. The significant superscription.
(1) Significant in the title given to Jesus.
(2) Significant in the languages in which it was written.
1. The crucifixion of Christ reveals the fearful prerogative of free agency.
2. The unfathomable depths of human depravity.
3. What horrible crimes may be perpetrated in name of holiest principles.
4. How God's most gracious purposes may be wrought out by man's most heinous malevolence.
(D. C. Hughes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.