Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Mt. 27:27-44; Mk. 15:16-32; Lk. 23:26-43; Jn. 19:17-30


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Matthew Chapter Twenty-Seven

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. Jesus was scourged, mocked, beaten, and led off to be crucified by the Roman soldiers (Matt. 27:26-34).
  2. The crucifixion was quite the spectacle to the unbelievers who witnessed it, and fulfilled OT prophecies in the process (Matt. 27:35-44; Ps. 22:6-8,16-18).

(Chapter Twenty-Seven continues tomorrow)

Mark Chapter Fifteen

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. The mistreatment of the Lord (Mk. 15:16-21) and the crucifixion itself are then detailed (Mk. 15:22-41).  Mark is the only Gospel author who gives us the name of the mother of James & John: Salome (Mk. 15:40; 16:1).

(Chapter Fifteen continues tomorrow)

Luke Chapter Twenty-Three

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. The journey to Golgotha, the crucifixion, and the burial of Jesus is similar to the other Gospel accounts (Lk. 23:13-38,44-56), but Luke alone records the story of the repentant thief on the cross (Lk. 23:39-43).

(Chapter Twenty-Three continues tomorrow)

John Chapter Nineteen

(Outline continues from yesterday, Points 1 & 1a. repeated)

  1. Chapter nineteen continues the remarkable description of Pontius Pilate.
    1. His every attempt to release Christ (Jn. 19:1-16).
    2. His personal engraving of the crucifixion inscription (Jn. 19:19-22).
  2. John was the only Apostle recorded in Scripture to observe the cross in faith (Jn. 19:25b-27,31-37).  Jesus entrusted his mother’s care into John’s hand at that time.
  3. John records the final words of Christ in His humiliation: “It is finished!” τετέλεσται tetelestai (Jn. 19:30).
    1. Any attempt to add human merit, repentance, lordship, works, or anything whatsoever to the gospel is a blasphemous rejection of τετέλεσται tetelestai.
    2. Papyri receipts for taxes in the ancient world would have τετέλεσται tetelestai written across them: “paid in full” (Moulton & Milligan p.630).

(Chapter Nineteen continues tomorrow)