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Jesus is led away to be crucified

Matthew 27:31-40, Mark 15:20-30, Luke 23:26-36, John 19:16-24
Jesus is led out of Jerusalem to be crucified.
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After Pilate had sentenced Jesus to be crucified he gave Him over to Roman soldiers to carry out the sentence. He was to carry his own cross. <br/>(John 19:16-17). <br/>Jesus Bearing the Cross - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 1
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A large crowd trailed behind, including many grief-stricken women. <br/>(Luke 23:27). <br/>A Woman Wipes the Face of Jesus - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 2
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Simon, from Cyrene, who had two sons, Alexander and Rufus, happened to be coming in from the countryside. <br/>(Mark 15:21). <br/>Simon the Cyrenian and His Two Sons Alexander and Rufus - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 3
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Jesus was in a very weak condition and oral tradition has it that He fell while carrying the cross. <br/>(This is not mentioned in the Bible). <br/>Jesus Meets His Mother - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 4
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Oral tradition also has it that Jesus may have fallen more than once. <br/>(This is not mentioned in the Bible). <br/>Jesus Falls Beneath the Cross - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 5
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The Roman soldiers forced Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross of Jesus behind Him. <br/>(Matthew 27:32, Mark 15:21). <br/>Simon the Cyrenian Compelled to Carry the Cross with Jesus  - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 6
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Jesus turned and told the weeping women, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.’ He spoke of future events when Jerusalem would be destroyed. <br/>(Luke 23:28-31). <br/>The Daughters of Jerusalem - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 7
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They brought Jesus to a place called Golgotha which means ‘Place of the Skull’. <br/>(Mark 15:22) <br/>Reconstruction of Golgotha and the Holy Sepulchre  - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 8
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A large crowd trailed behind, including many grief-stricken women. <br/>(Luke 23:27). <br/>The Procession Nearing Calvary - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 9
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It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified Jesus. <br/>(Mark 15:25). <br/>Jesus Stripped of His Clothing - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 10
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The soldiers gave Jesus wine mixed with bitter gall, but when He had tasted it, He refused to drink it. <br/>(Matthew 27:24). <br/>The Vase of Myrrh and Gall - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 11
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The Roman soldiers nailed Jesus’ hands to the cross. <br/>(Luke 23:32). <br/>The First Nail - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 12
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They nailed His feet to the cross. <br/>(Luke 23:32). <br/>The Nail for the Feet - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 13
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Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.’ <br/>(Luke 23:34). <br/>The Women Watch from Afar - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 14
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Jesus was crucified with two criminals, one to His left the other to His right. <br/>(Matthew 27:38). <br/>The Raising of the Cross - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 15
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A sign was fastened above Jesus’ head, announcing the charge against him. It read: ‘This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.’ <br/>(Matthew 27:37). <br/>The Five Wedges - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 16
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They took Jesus’ clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. They threw dice to decide who would have this. This fulfilled the prophecy of Psalm 22:18 – ‘They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.’ <br/>(John 19:23-24). <br/>The Garments Divided by Cast Lots - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 17
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Then the soldiers sat around and kept guard as Jesus hung there. <br/>(Matthew 27:24). <br/>The Four Guards Sat Down and Watched Him - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 18
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The people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery. <br/>(Matthew 27:39). <br/>The Disciples Having Left Their Hiding Place Watch from Afar in Agony - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 19
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Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene. <br/>(John 19:25). <br/>What Our Lord Saw from the Cross - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 20
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