Today’s reading is: Mt. 27:1-26; Mk. 15:1-15; Lk. 23:1-25; Jn. 18:28-19:16
Matthew Chapter Twenty-Seven
- On Friday morning of the Passion Week, at the dawn of His crucifixion day, the Sanhedrin delivered Jesus to the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate (Matt. 27:1-2).
- The betrayer felt remorse, returned the blood money, and killed himself (Matt. 27:3-10) fulfilling Ahithophel typology (2nd Sam. 17:23) and Jeremiah & Zechariah’s joint prophecy (Jer. 19:1ff.; Zech. 11:12-13).
- Jesus stood before Pilate in two judicial sessions (Matt. 27:11-14,15-26). (A session with Herod Antipas came between Pilate’s two sessions, Lk. 23:6-12).
- Pilate knew that Jesus was innocent of all the Sanhedrin’s charges (v.18).
- Pilate appealed to the Jewish people to grant Jesus clemency, but the Pharisees had the mob on their side (vv.15-17,20-25).
(Chapter Twenty-Seven continues tomorrow)
Mark Chapter Fifteen
- Chapter 15 describes Good Friday.
- The Lord appears before Pilate (Mk. 15:1-5).
- Pilate tries to release Jesus, but the crowds demand the release of Barabbas instead (Mk. 15:6-15).
(Chapter Fifteen continues tomorrow)
Luke Chapter Twenty-Three
- Luke’s Gospel is unique in describing the Lord’s trial before Pilate as coming in two sessions (Lk. 23:1-7,13-25), with an intervening trial before Herod (Lk. 23:8-12).
(Chapter Twenty-Three continues tomorrow)
John Chapter Eighteen
(Outline continues from yesterday)
- John records the most thorough account of Jesus’ conversation in private with Pilate (Jn. 18:28-40).
- Jesus’ reference to His kingdom as “not of this world” conforms to its rejected and delayed condition and the mystery state realities previously studied in the Kingdom of Heaven parables (Mt. 13,18).
- The eschatological theocratic kingdom will most certainly be in this world (but not of it) and will in fact continue on after this present world passes away.
John Chapter Nineteen
- Chapter nineteen continues the remarkable description of Pontius Pilate.
- His every attempt to release Christ (Jn. 19:1-16).
(Chapter Nineteen continues tomorrow)