Week 28 Jesus Trial & Crucifixion by Crossing Barriers Ministry

The Jewish leaders took Jesus through a series of six trials where they mocked Him and condemned Him to be crucified. We join the story with Jesus before Pilate, the Roman Governor.Today’s message come from Matthew 27:11-56

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Jesus is now standing before the governor who asked of Him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “You have said so.” It should be noted here that Jesus was accused by the chief priests and the elders and he gave no answer.  (Vs. 11-14)

Now it was custom for the governor to release a prisoner that was chosen by the crowd at this festival. When the governor asked the crowd what prisoner was to be released they shouted Barabbas.  The governor gave them a choice of Barabbas or Jesus they called the Messiah.  Again they chose Barabbas.

Meanwhile, Pilate’s wife sent him a message while he was sitting on the Judge’s seat. The message stated that Pilate was to have nothing to do with that innocent man because I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of Him.

Meanwhile, the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas. Again, Pilate gave them a choice and they chose Barabbas.  When the crowd was asked what he should do with Jesus, they replied:” Crucify Him.”  When the crowd was asked with what he had done, they just shouted louder to crucify him.  Pilate washed his hands and says that he is innocent of this man’s blood and the crowd says his blood is on us and our children.  At that time Barabbas was released and Pilate turned Jesus over to be crucified. (Vs. 15-26)

Jesus was led away by the soldiers. They stripped him of his clothes and put a scarlet robe on Him.   They twisted together a crown of thorns that they placed on His head and placed a staff in His right hand.

The soldiers then knelt in front of Him and mocked Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They spit on Him, took the staff and used it to repeatedly strike Him on the head.  After they were finished, they took away the robe and replace it with His clothes.  Then they led him away to be crucified. (Vs. 27-31)

The soldiers were leaving with Jesus when they met Simon from Cyrene. They forced him to carry the cross.  They came to a place called Golgotha translated meaning the place of the skull.  They offered Jesus some wine mixed with gall, but He refused after tasting it.  When they had finish crucifying Him, they divided up His clothes by casting lots. Above His head was “This is Jesus, The King of the Jews”. On each side of Jesus on the cross were two thieves. (Vs. 32-38)

People would pass by and hurl insults at Jesus. Some questioned about Him destroying the temple and built it in three days. Others shouted for Him to save himself if He was the son of God. The chief priests and the elders also mocked Him by saying that He could save others but not Himself. Even the thieves that were with Him were insulting Him. (Vs. 39-44)

From noon till 3:00 in the afternoon, it became dark over all the land. At about 3:00 in the afternoon Jesus cried out “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  Those still standing there thought that He was calling Elijah. Again, they offered Him a drink of wine vinegar and offered Jesus a drink while others said, “Leave Him alone, let’s see if Elijah comes to save Him”.

Jesus cried out in a loud voice once more and then gave up his soul. The curtain of the temple torn top to bottom, the earth shook while rocks split, and tombs broke open. Many Holy people who had dies return to life and went into the city. (Vs. 45-53)

The Centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that happened, they were terrified but exclaimed, “He was the son of God”.

There were many women there watching from a distance. There was Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.  They had followed Jesus to care for His needs. (Vs. 54-56)

Questions to be answered:

  1. What did we learn about God in this story?
  2. What do we learn about man/ourselves in this story?
  3. What did you learn new in this story?
  4. What should I do differently because of this story?

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