MATTHEW 27

6 Outlines

 

Matthew 27

IGNORED VOICES

(A possible evangelistic message)

 

Introduction – Vs. 24 – Although Pontius Pilate washed his hands of the murder of Jesus, he still gave his permission.  He did this because he ignored “voices” that were speaking to him.

 

THE VOICE OF REASON – Pilate knew within himself that Jesus was innocent. Vss. 18, 23

THE VOICE OF REAFFIRMATION – Pilate’s wife reaffirmed what Pilate knew. Vs. 19

THE VOICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – Vss. 11-14, John 18:33-38, John 19:10-12

 

THE VOICE OF REASON says we are sinners in need of a Savior.

THE VOICES OF REAFFIRMATION are those who have heard the Gospel, have believed it, and are now sharing it.

THE VOICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS is the Lord Jesus calling us to faith in Him. Matthew 11:28-30

 

DON’T IGNORE THE VOICES! John 3:36

 

 

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JUDAS

 

CONDEMNATION TO DIE - Vss. 1-2

Jesus was condemned by the Jews and taken to Pontius Pilate. Under Roman rule they could not put Jesus to death.  He was taken to Pilate so Pilate could finish Jesus' condemnation. 

 

CONVICTION OF JUDAS - Vs. 3

This was not Biblical conviction unto true repentance. It was the sorrow of the world, not Godly sorrow (2 Corinthians 7:10).

 

CONFRONTATION WITH THE PRIESTS - Vss. 3-4

They gave him no comfort.

 

CONCLUSION OF JUDAS' LIFE - Vs. 5

 

COMPLETION OF PROPHECY - Vss. 6-10

Zechariah 11:12-13

 

 

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Matthew 27:1-26 

GOOD FRIDAY CHARACTERS

 

JESUS - COMMITTED - Vss. 1-3

The Jewish leaders committed him to Pilate, hoping that he would condemn Him.

 

JUDAS - CONVICTED - Vss. 4-5

 

PRIESTS - CALLOUSED - Vs. 4, 6-10

 

PILATE - CONFRONTED - Vss. 11-14

He had to make a decision about Jesus.  Would he condemn Him to death or release Him?

 

THE CROWD CORRUPTED - Vss. 15-23

The priests swayed the crowd against Jesus.

 

JESUS - CONDEMNED - Vss. 24-26

 

 

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Matthew 27:11-26

JUSTICE?

 

Down through the years there have been many travesties of justice.  Many innocent people have made to pay for crimes that hadn't committed due to a faulty justice system.

In the case of our Lord Jesus, justice was certainly not carried out.  However Jesus took this travesty of justice and turned into victory over sin on the cross. See Isaiah 53:3-6.

 

THE STATEMENT OF IDENTITY - Vs. 11

Jesus was simply asked if he was the King of the Jews. He told the truth, stating that He was. This was certainly not a crime worthy of death.

 

THE SILENCE OF JESUS - Vss. 12-14

Jesus quietly took the accusations of His enemies. Isaiah 53:7

 

THE SELECTION OF BARABBAS - Vss. 15-21

Pilate tried to get Jesus released. The high priests politicked to get Barabbas released. They won.

 

THE SENTENCING BY PILATE - Vss. 22-26

Pilate washed his hands of the proceedings, but still sentenced Jesus to die.

 

 

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Matthew 27:11-28

PILATE ON TRIAL

 

We generally think of Jesus appearing before Pontius Pilate as Jesus being

on trial.

 

In reality, it was Pilate who was on trial. What would he do to a man who he

knew to be innocent?

 

AFFIRMATION OF CHRIST'S IDENTITY Vs. 11

 

Jesus was asked if He was the king of the Jews. He answered in the

affirmative.

 

ACCUSATION BY CHRIST'S ENEMIES Vss. 12-14

 

ATTEMPT AT CHRIST'S RELEASE Vss. 15-23

 

Pilate sought a political solution that would allow him to "save face."

 

AGREEMENT TO CHRIST'S DEATH Vss. 24-28

 

Washing his hands concerning the matter did not make Pilate innocent.

 

He still consented to a death that he could have, humanly speaking,

prevented.

 

 

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Matthew 27:34-51

PARTED!

 

In this passage there are 3 things which are "parted", torn, or separated.

 

THE PARTED GARMENTS - Vss. 34-35 - THE SHAME OF THE CROSS

 

It was terrible that they publicly humiliated Jesus with the lowest possible

form of execution, crucifixion. But to add insult the soldiers parted his

garments, or divided them among themselves.

 

THE PARTED FELLOWSHIP - Vss. 45-49 - THE SORROW OF THE CROSS

 

This was the only time Jesus was "forsaken" by God the Father.

 

The punishment for our sins, He had to bear on His own.

 

THE PARTED VEIL - Vss. 50-51 - THE SUCCESS OF THE CROSS

 

The "Holy of Holies" was surrounded by a thick veil. Inside represented the

place where God dwelled. The veil separated between God and man, and only

the high priest entered. That entrance was only once a year. When the veil

was torn it was torn from top to bottom. God tore the veil! Christ's death

symbolized open access to the presence of God for all that come through His

Son.

 

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