The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus


Journey through the Bible: The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus

Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 6:12-14 "Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ." #1272

Introduction: Jesus has entered into Jerusalem with great fanfare and cleansed the Temple. The Pharisees and Sadducees put Jesus to the test with some questions they thought could not be answered without impunity. Jesus has taught about judgement upon those who worship in false religion and He predicted the destruction of the Temple and his return. Matthew 24 #1064, Luke 21 #1130 We are to be steadfast in our faith till the final judgement. Matthew 25 #1065 We looked at the Lord's anointed one Jesus. Matthew 26 #1067 Last week we saw Peter being bold, and Jesus being humble. Matthew 26:30-75, John 13:36-18:18 Today we see the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, john 18-19

Proposition: We are to remember the sacrifice of Jesus.

T.S.: Today we see Jesus giving himself as a sacrifice for us all.

We will tell this as a story this week, you can follow along with these ten scenes.

I. The Trial before the Jews. We looked at this last week. Jesus is beaten. Mt. 26:57-68

II. Jesus handed over to Pilate. Mt. 27:1-2

III. Judas guilty, tries to repent and hangs himself. Mt. 21:3-10

IV. Jesus before Herod. Luke 23

V. Pilate's alternative: Barabbas or Jesus? Jesus flogged. Mt. 27:15-23

VI. Handing over to the Roman Garrison. Jesus is beaten and given a crown of thorns. Mt. 27:27-31

VII. On the road to Golgotha. Mk. 15:21

VIII. Jesus on the Cross: King of the Jews. Mt. 27:33-44

IX. The Words of Jesus on the Cross.

-Father forgive, Today you will be with me in paradise, Behold your son / mother, Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani, I thirst, Father into your hands I commend my spirit, It is finished. (See Psalm 22)

X. The Death of Jesus and His Fathers response. Luke 23:46, Mt. 27:51

Let us never forget the sacrifice Jesus made for each and every one of us.