Friday, August 16, 2013

Day 228, August 16 - Matthew 27

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50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.
51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.

I love this passage because it reminds me that through Jesus' death there was no longer a barrier between us and God!


  1. 17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up. 19 Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream.”

    Every time I read this passage, I want to know more. What was really with Pilate and his wife? I want to hear more from her and know more about her dream.

  2. Matthew 27
    22 Pilate asked them, “Then what should I do with Jesus, who is called Christ?”
    “He should be crucified!” they all said.
    23 Pilate asked, “Why? What has he done wrong?”
    But they began to shout loudly, “He should be crucified!”
    24 Pilate saw that he was not getting anywhere. Instead, a riot was breaking out. So Pilate took some water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. He said, “I won’t be guilty of killing this man. Do what you want!”
    25 All the people answered, “The responsibility for killing him will rest on us and our children.”

    50-53 Then Jesus loudly cried out once again and gave up his life.
    Suddenly, the curtain in the temple was split in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split open. The tombs were opened, and the bodies of many holy people who had died came back to life. They came out of the tombs after he had come back to life, and they went into the holy city where they appeared to many people.

    The Chief Priests and Pharisees Secure Jesus’ Tomb
    65 Pilate told them, “You have the soldiers you want for guard duty. Go and make the tomb as secure as you know how.”
    66 So they went to secure the tomb. They placed a seal on the stone and posted the soldiers on guard duty.