Things To Consider
- Politics and popularity are still strong motivators.
- Love, devotion, and sacrifice are things to be emulated.
- It would be unusual to find a man carrying water.
- Jerusalem was very crowded at the time.
- In Judas' act, we see concurrence – the sovereignty of God and the will of man.
- Jesus made no counter arguments.
- Imagine the sorrow Peter felt when he realized what he had done in denying Jesus.
- Barabbus wanted political freedom and Jesus wanted to give the people spiritual freedom.
- To know Simon of Cyrene's children indicates a more intimate relationship to this man. Most scholars agree that this is who Paul speaks of in Romans 16.
- Jesus cries out of the agony of forsakenness.
- A hardened Roman soldier could see Jesus was the Son of God.
- Joseph took a risk in asking for Jesus' body.
- Joseph wanted to give Jesus a proper burial.