And when they had come, they brought Him to the place which is called in Hebrew “Golgotha,” which is translated, “the place of a skull. “There they crucified Him. But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they tried to give Him wine to drink, mixed with gall, (and) mixed with myrrh. But after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink. He did not take it. And when they had crucified Jesus, the soldiers, therefore, divided up His garments, and made four parts among themselves; a part for every soldier, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take; and also the tunic. Now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece. Therefore, they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it will be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the prophet, “They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.” Therefore, the soldiers did these things, and sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there. And it was the third hour when they crucified Him. And at that time they crucified two other men with Him – thieves, criminals, one there on His right, and one there on His left, and Jesus in between. [and the Scripture was fulfilled, which says, “And He was numbered with transgressors”] And the people stood by looking on. And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads. And (said,) “If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” In the same way, even the rulers, the chief priests, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him, (and) sneering at Him among themselves, and saying, “He saved others. He cannot save Himself. Let Him save Himself, if this is the Christ of God, the king of Israel, His chosen One. Let Him now come down from the cross, so that we might see, and we will believe in Him. He trusts in God. Let Him deliver Him now, if He takes pleasure in Him, for He said, ‘I am the Son of God’;” and (they were) saying, “Ha, You Who are going to destroy the Temple, and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself.” And the soldiers also mocked Him, and said, “If You are the king of the Jews, save Yourself.” And the thieves also, those who had been crucified with Him, were casting the same insult at Him. And there was an inscription Pilate also wrote. And they put the charge against Him above His head on the cross. And it was written, “This is Jesus, the Nazarene, the king of the Jews.” Therefore, many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, Latin and in Greek. And so the chief priests of the Jews were saying to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The king of the Jews,’ but that He said, ‘I am king of the Jews.’” Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.” And one of the criminals who was hanged, was speaking evil of Him, saying, “If you are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” And the other answered, and was rebuking him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, that you are in the same judgment? And indeed, for things worthy of what we did, we receive the reward of our deeds, but this One did nothing out of place.” And he said to Jesus, “Remember me, Lord*, when You come in Your kingdom.” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you will be with Me in paradise.”

Pastor Mike