Questions for Fri, Jan 24th  (Matt 27)

Matt 27

1.) Why did they have to wait until morning to condemn Jesus?

Needed the full Sanhedrin to come together.

2.) Who did they take Jesus to and why?

To the governor, Pilate, because the Jews had no power to put someone to death themselves.

3.) What did Judas testify?

That he had sinned and betrayed innocent blood.

4.) What did Judas probably think Jesus would do?

Be able to escape easily like he had seen happen before. Luke 4:30

5.) Were the chief priests and elders concerned with justice?

No, they blamed Judas.

6.) What did Judas do?

Killed himself by hanging.

7.) What did the people do with the returned money?

By a piece of land to bury foreigners and disgraced people.

8.) What is a potter's field?

A wasteland piece of ground full of clay where people had dug and removed clay for pottery.

9.) What did Pilate ask Jesus?

Are you the king of the Jews?

10.) What amazed Pilate about Jesus?

That Jesus wouldn't defend himself and argue the charges.

11.) What was Pilate's custom and how did he try to use it to Jesus' advantage?

To release a prisoner. He thought they would rather have Jesus released instead of the notorious criminal Barabbas.

12.) Who did the people choose and what did they say to do with Jesus?

The chose to have Barabbas released and the Son of God crucified.

13.) What did Pilate demonstrate and then say?

He washed his hands in front of the crowd to display his innocence of Jesus's murder.

14.) What did the people answer?

Let His blood be upon us and our children.

15.) What did the soldiers do to Jesus in the Praetorium?

They mocked, spit upon and beat him as a king.

16.) Who carried Jesus' cross?

Simon of Cyrene.

17.) What does Golgotha mean?

The Place of teh Skull.

18.) What was the purpose of the gall?

Either as a merciful gesture to ease His pain or as a way to "add sorrows upon sorrows" to further mock him. Luke 23:36

19.) What did they do with Jesus' clothes?

They cast lots to divide up his clothes.

20.) Discuss the irony in all of the following phrases:

1.) This is Jesus the King of the Jews
2.) Two thieves were crucified with Him (Matt 12:29 & Matt 24:43)
3.) You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days
4.) He saved others but he can't save Himself

2.) Rev. 16:15 Behold, I come like a thief! (He also stole away our sins!)
3.) In three days His body (temple) was resurrected
4.) He WOULDN'T save Himself so that He COULD save others.

21.) What time did darkness cover the land?

Noon to 3:00

22.) Who is responsible for the Father forsaking his Son?

We are because of our sin that He took upon Himself.

23.) To whom did the people think Jesus was calling?


24.) What happened at the moment of Jesus' death?

Curtain in the temple was torn in two.

25.) What is the significance of the veil tearing?

His body represented the veil so that now through Him we have access to the Holy of Holies or God. Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

26.) When did these holy people resurrect?

It sounds as if they didn't come out of their graves until after Jesus's resurrection.

27.) Who were the women present at the cross?

Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses and Salome (Mark 15:40)

28.) Who took the body of Jesus and who helped him? Of what were they members? (Luke 23:50 & John 19:39)

Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, both members of the Sanhedrin

29.) What did the Pharisees ask to have done and why?

To seal and guard the tomb to make sure the disciples didn't try to steal the body to make it look like Jesus resurrected.