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Who Struck You?

Who Struck You? 67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands, 68 saying, “Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is the one who struck You?” Matthew 26:67-68 How should a child of God behave? How should a religious leader behave? How should someone who claims to know and follow God’s law behave? […]

Deserving Death

Deserving Death 65 Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His blasphemy! Matthew 26:65 Jesus spoke the truth to people who knew the scriptures and the promise but he was still called a blasphemer. Similar to Job, who was […]

Keeping Silent

Keeping Silent 62 And the high priest arose and said to Him, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these mentestify against You?” 63 But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, “Iput You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of […]

False Witnesses

False Witnesses 59 Now the chief priests, the elders, and all the council sought false testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, 60 but found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward 61 and said, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.’ ” […]

Feeling Alone

Feeling Alone …Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled. 57 And those who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 58 But Peter followed Him at a distance to the high priest’s courtyard. And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end. Matthew […]

Swords at Night

Swords at Night 55 In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me. 56 But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might […]

Prophecy and The Word

Prophecy and The Word 54 How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?”  Matthew 26:54 The verse above in one that is commonly passed over or ignored. Most people focus on the verse before because it speaks of angels and the power and authority that Jesus had within himself. But verse 54 is […]

Twelve Legions of Angels

Twelve Legions of Angels 53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?  Matthew 26:5e The first thing that I want to say is that it really looks like God has a thing for the number twelve. It is a number […]

Perish by the Sword

Perish by the Sword 51 And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. 52 But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.  Matthew 26:51-52 In Matthew’s account of the story, […]

He Calls Him Friend

He Calls Him Friend 50 But Jesus said to him, “Friend, why have you come?” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. Matthew 26:50 After what you can argue is the worse betrayal in history, especially done by a kiss as we mentioned last week, it is shocking to see how […]