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King of the Jews

King of the Jews 11 Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” Jesus said to him, “It is as you say.” 12 And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. Matthew 27:11-12 Was Jesus as a human on earth actually the King […]

Blood Money

Blood Money 5 Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.6 But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury,because they are the price of blood.” 7 And they consulted together and bought with […]

Evil Thoughts

Evil Thoughts 9 When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. 2 And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Matthew 27:1-2 They just couldn’t understand Jesus. Their whole lives was guided by scheming, politics, backstabbing and the desire […]

Denying Christ?

Denying Christ? 69 Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, “You also were with Jesus of Galilee.” 70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are saying.” Matthew 26:69-70 Imagine having one of your worst moments recorded in a book that would then be […]

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 […]