September 6th

Matthew 27-28

  • 27:14 – Jesus did not respond to allegations. This was to fulfill a prophecy.
  • 27:15-23 – It must have been so hurtful to Jesus that the crowds asked for a criminal to be released instead of him.
  • 27:39-43 – Jesus most likely had similar thoughts. He had saved so many others and definitely had the power to save himself.
  • Sour wine was used similarly to an anesthetic.
  • 27:51 – The temple curtain was the separation between the holiness of God and the sinfulness of man. This is how these were symbolically separated. Jesus’ death broke down any separation between man and God.
  • 27:54 – It is significant that the centurion was not a Jew and was one of the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
  • It is significant that women were the first to witness Jesus’ resurrection and disappearance from the grave. Women’s testimonies did not count in court.
  • 28:11-12 – The chief priests immediately try to discount the account of Jesus’ resurrection. At the time Matthew was written, the rumor they started was still being spread.
  • 28:18-20 – This is known as The Great Commission. This passage is used as reason for evangelism.

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