Part 6 of my series on Holy Week events is up for viewing as a continuation of the series on Holy Week. This one covers the “trial” and crucifixion itself. I find the whole account to be laced with irony as well as of course injustice. The trial itself was conducted illegally in violation of Jewish law, and the Jewish leaders make their choice of Ceasar as king instead of God’s Messiah.
If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that this series was originally a multimedia presentation I did a few years back. In this section of the presentation I talked about the spikes used to nail Jesus to the cross, and instead of visuals I had the actual objects. After displaying the spike used, I dropped it so its head struck a steel plate in the gymnasium floor, with a loud bang and echo around the room… it was a fairly powerful moment, and those less concerned about the gym floor were shaken with the impact of the sound of hammer striking nail to affix their Lord to his cross.
If you missed the first installments, it’s not too late to catch up with the introduction and Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, as well as Part 4 and Part 5. Basically these are little more than the story and an insight or two given for reflection, and not a major treatise of any kind.