Monthly Archives: December 2012

Matthew 27:45-56 Divine Infant: Born to Die

45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,[c] lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[d] … Continue reading

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Matthew 27:11-44 Mocked

11 Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no … Continue reading

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Matthew 27:1-10 Judas Hangs Himself

Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed.2 So they bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate the governor. 3 When Judas, … Continue reading

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Matthew 26:31-75 Peter’s Decline

As you read the following passage focus on the role of Peter. 31 Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd,     and … Continue reading

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Matthew 26:17-30 Jesus Reinvents Passover

17 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 18 He replied, “Go into the city to … Continue reading

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Matthew 26:1-16 Prediction and Fulfillment

When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2 “As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” 3 Then the chief priests and … Continue reading

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Matthew 25:1-46 Not What You Do But Who You Know

“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps … Continue reading

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