John 19:31-42 deals with the transition from the cross to the tomb. Two groups are involved here: the Roman soldiers, and two friendly Jewish leaders who have come to believe in Jesus as the promised Messiah.
The Burial of Jesus:
Intro: Everything about the arrest, trials, beatings, death, and burial of Jesus was a continuous departure from proper protocols and basic fairness. The only reason this worked is that Jesus permitted all of it to happen to him because he willingly laid down his