Things To Consider
- The celebration of Passover is significant in our understanding of the meaning and purpose of Jesus' death.
- Jesus affection for the disciples is linked to this Passover meal.
- Jesus willingly embraced his humiliation.
- Jesus warns them that everything is about to change.
- Angels are minsters.
- Jesus calls out the mob for acting under cover of darkness.
- Imagine the emotion associated when Peter's eyes met Jesus' eyes in his third denial.
- The council was known as the Sanhedrin.
- Jesus faced two trials: Jewish and Roman.
- They accuse Jesus of sedition, forbidding taxes, and claiming to be king.
- Pilate tries to get out of it and Herod later loses patience and plays to the crowd.
- With Pilate's political career in the balance, he concedes to the crowd's wishes.
- Jesus is saying that they should weep for themselves and not for him.
- Jesus prays for mercy, grace, and forgiveness for his murderers.
- The thief made a confession of faith because of his sin and the redeemer.
- Committed to the Father for vindication having finished his work.
- The people mourned as they left the spectacle.