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Matthew 27:1-31

Tommy Bailey, Associate Pastor

“From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”
– Matthew 16:21 (ESV)

“We love until we are betrayed. Jesus continued to the cross despite betrayal. We love until we are forsaken. Jesus loved through forsakenness. We love up to a limit. Jesus loves to the end.”
– Dane Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”
– 2 Corinthians 7:10 (NIV)

The weak character of Pilate:

  1. Sends Jesus to Herod Antipas (Luke 23:5-12)
  2. Attempts to punish and then release Jesus (Luke 23:16, 23:22)
  3. Attempts to evade responsibility by offering to release Barabbas (Matthew 27:16-23)
  4. Attempts to relocate responsibility to the religious leaders and the crowds by symbolically washing his hands (Matthew 27:24)

“Total injustice, met by total, silent suffering. Jesus is in control of the proceedings. It is Pilate, it is Caiaphas, it is the reader who is on trial. Jesus is the one with moral authority at His own trial, majestic in silence.”
– Michael Green, The Message of Matthew

The Approach to the Cross:

  • The betrayal of Judas 
  • The wickedness of the religious leaders 
  • The fickleness of the crowds  
  • The weakness of Pilate
  • The cruelty of the soldiers 
  • The release of Barabbas

“For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting Himself for man. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices Himself for man and puts Himself where only man deserves to be. Man claims prerogatives that belong to God alone; God accepts penalties that belong to man alone.”
– John Stott, The Cross of Christ


March 26, 2023


“On Christ the Solid Rock” by William Batchelder Bradbury & Edward Mote
Public Domain
Used by Permission. CCLI License #2003690

“Lift High the Name of Jesus” by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ed Cash & Fionan De Barra
© 2013 Alletrop Music, DeBarra, Fionan, and Gettymusic
Used by Permission. CCLI License #2003690

“Anchor of Hope” by Brown Bannister & Ellie Holcomb
© 2011 Banistuci Music
Used by Permission. CCLI License #2003690

“My Savior’s Love (What Tongue Could Tell)” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa & Keith Getty
© 2019 Getty Music Publishing, Messenger Hymns,
Getty Music Hymns and Songs, Love Your Enemies Publishing
Used by Permission. CCLI License #2003690

“Doxology” by Thomas Ken & Louis Bourgeois
Public Domain
Used by Permission. CCLI License #2003690

Call To Worship: Make a Joyful Noise

LEADER:  Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing!

PEOPLE:  I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

LEADER:  Believers in Christ, bless the Lord; Let all that is within you bless His holy name!

PEOPLE:  My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!

ALL:  Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His steadfast love endures forever!  Amen!

Prayer: Zwingli (1484-1531)

Almighty, eternal and merciful God, whose Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path, open and illuminate our minds, that we may purely and perfectly understand your Word and that our lives may be conformed to what we have rightly understood, and in nothing may we be displeasing to your majesty, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Creed: The Apostles’ Creed

We believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.



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