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April 20, 2019

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Reading along with us in Matthew? Here’s today’s reading:

Matthew 27 (ESV)

When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. And they bound him and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate the governor....Continue Reading

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  1. Happy Good Friday! What a great passage to read on this day. Sad but perfect. A tragedy of biblical proportions. Bullying and racism to the extreme. Thank you Jesus for the sacrifice you made, the horror you had to endure. Your fortitude, strength, courage are without question…King-like.

  2. Matt.25: Most of the parables were talking about being ready or being prepared . It was in relation to Christ returning. We are to be preparing and ready now. When He returns it will be to late. When He comes will will join Him in eternity and at the banqueting table. We don’t know when His return will be, which is why we should be ready and preparing now.✝️

  3. Matthew 27 Was a bit confused about the way Mary was described as ‘The other Mary;when Mary Magdalene and she were stationed outside of the tomb. If this Mary was indeed the Mother of Jesus, I would suspect that she would be given more reverence and respect than to be referred to as just ‘The other MARY’?

  4. Such a powerful passage of Scripture that reveals Jesus in all His suffering. And what a tragic story of Judas. He abandons Jesus for 30 pieces of silver and then the chief priests and elders, the very people he helped, abandoned him. What scoundrels and hypocrites they were. They reject the Messiah and lie and manipulate to get Him crucified, but can’t put the 30 pieces of silver in the treasury because it was blood money. But it was blood money only because they made it so. Talk about straining at a gnat but swallowing a camel!

    And I always find he interaction with Pilate interesting. This Roman procurator, as distant from the true God as one might imagine, and yet taken by this God man Jesus. And Mathew here reveals that God was doing something in Pilates’ wife’s heart as well. And was anyone else shaken by the words of the Jews…”Let his blood be on us and on our children”. Me thinks they were saying more than they thought.

    And how unjust and brutal Jesus’ suffering was. These Roman soldiers hearts had to be hardened by all the punishment they inflicted, and Jesus was just another criminal being brought through. But as the lamb to the slaughter was silent, so was Jesus. How different He was even though their treatment of Him was similar to others they had faced. Even they at the end saw God doing something uniques I the situation and recognized the divine hand.

    I was also stuck by Pilates words to the priests. “Make the tomb as secure as you know how.” This reality just reenforces the reality of Jesus’ resurrection. That tomb was secured by those who were committed to have Jesus stay there because their reputation hung on it remaining secure. But it jus won’t work……

  5. Matthew 27:46 (ESV)
     And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

    These are perhaps some of the most profound words of Christ, who is the very God and yet in his humanity suffers separation from God. He who shared eternity with God is separated from God. I cannot fathom it.

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