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Matthew 27 - NIV

32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.

33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”).

34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.

35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.

37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews .

38 Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.

39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads

40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”

41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.

42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.

43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”

44 In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

The Death of Jesus

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,[a] lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” ).[b]

47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”

48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink.

49 The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”

50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.

51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split

52 and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.

53 They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and[c] went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

54 When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”

55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.

56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph,[d] and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.

The Burial of Jesus


a. Matthew 27:46 Psalm?22:1
b. Matthew 27:46 Some manuscripts Eloi, Eloi
c. Matthew 27:53 Or tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they
d. Matthew 27:56 Greek Joses, a variant of Joseph

Sermons on Matthew 27 More sermons: Matthew 27

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A Reverent Account of a Horrific Event
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jan, 2017
Summary: Matthew's account of Jesus' Passion, as viewed from its own Biblical, historical and theological context.
Series: 2017 Lent
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Shared by: John Gaston on Oct, 2016
Summary: God caused 5 miracles during the crucifixion: Darkness, Veil Torn, Earthquake, Graves Open, & Resurrections. 101 Romans believed and confessed. They'll make a believer out of you too!
Scripture: Matthew 27:45-53
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,171
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The Crucifixion
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Oct, 2016
Summary: A description of the crucifixion and our response
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The Triumph
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Oct, 2016
Summary: Looking at Jesus saying from the cross, "My God, My God Why Have You Forsaken Me"
Scripture: Matthew 27:46-47
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 43
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Torture and Crucifixion
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Oct, 2016
Summary: What did Jesus go through for us?
Scripture: Matthew 27:26-44
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 60
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Famous Last Words:Forgiveness
Shared by: Mark Hall on Sep, 2016
Summary: How Jesus expressed the awesome love of God from the cross
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Famous Last Words: Words at the Cross
Shared by: Mark Hall on Sep, 2016
Summary: Words spoken at and around the cross of Christ
Scripture: Matthew 27:37-54
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 411
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
I Will Never, Never, Never, Never, Never.
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: The theologian Adam Clarke notes that in the Greek there are no less than 5 five negatives in this short discourse. I will Never ... Never ... Never ... Never ... Never... leave you or forsake you.
John Newbaker avatar
How to be a Woman of Faith
Shared by: John Newbaker on May, 2016
Summary: Characteristics of a woman of faith
Scripture: Matthew 27:55-56
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 239
Gordon Curley avatar
Friday: Crucifixion
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Mar, 2016
Summary: Friday: Crucifixion - Matthew chapter 27 verses 32-56 - sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Matthew 27:32-56
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 169
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What Went Through His Mind?
Shared by: Troy Borst on Mar, 2016
Summary: Inductive sermon focusing on what went through Jesus' mind at each stage of His crucifixion... YOU!
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A Soldier Views the Son of God
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Mar, 2016
Summary: Hardness of Heart, Hope, Spiritual Awakening
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Thank God for THAT Friday
Shared by: Perry Greene on Mar, 2016
Summary: "Good" Friday was good for us, not for Jesus. As dark as it appeared, the following Sunday made all the difference.
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Three Hours of Darkness
Shared by: Derrick Strickland on Feb, 2016
Summary: At noon something both extremely disturbing and awe inspiring took place…darkness covered the land, like a blanket.
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Near the Cross — Far from the Blood
Shared by: Derrick Strickland on Feb, 2016
Summary: The greatest shock may be in this picture of Calvary is that you might see your face in that crowd… your attitude, your experience with the cross, your activity around that cross but lacking any true meaning.
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Jesus Died For Me
Shared by: Robert A. Glass on Jan, 2016
Summary: To recognize hoe Jesus gave his life for me
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The Ledger / Charge That To My Account
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Dec, 2015
Summary: Beloved, Martin Luther saw the power of this short letter (Philemon) in his statement: "We are all his Onesimi if we really believe it."
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: THE CROSS
Scripture: Matthew 27:26-44
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 285
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Having A Healthy Ambition
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Oct, 2015
Summary: We are all ambitious, in one way or another. That is how God created us. We should be ambitious for who we are.in Christ Jesus. Ambition is a healthy thing when it motivates us to reach our God-given potential.
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Hearing the Loneliness of the Cross
Shared by: Steven Chapman on Jun, 2015
Summary: This good Friday message speaks of the abandonment that Jesus expresses when God turns away from him. But it is loneliness that has meaning and purpose -- our salvation.
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“Why Hast Thou Forsaken”
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2015
Summary: Looks at Jesus' last words “Why Hast Thou Forsaken”
Series: Last Words
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If God could speak to Pilate, He can speak to you too
Shared by: Palitha Jayasooriya on Apr, 2015
Summary: This sermon is based around the crucifixion story and it shows ways in which God can speak to us, through the life of Pilate.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 27:11-45
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,426
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The Other Resurrections
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Apr, 2015
Summary: The resurrection of Jesus should not have come as a surprise to anyone. Because of the resurrection we now have the power to live the wonderful life God created for us and have assurance of a blessed future life in the Kingdom of Heaven.
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Shared by: Jerry Cosper on Mar, 2015
Summary: This is an actual Tenebrae (Good Friday) service that was held.
Scripture: Matthew 27:32-56
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 751
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Look at Me
Shared by: Michael Jay Shrewsberry on Apr, 2015
Summary: First in a series of three describing the Day the Earth really did stand still
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The 7 Sayings of Christ on the Cross
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Mar, 2015
Summary: The 7 sayings of Jesus from the cross in one sermon.
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The Story- Chapter 26- The Contrasts of The Cross
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Aug, 2014
Summary: Why did Jesus HAVE to die on the cross and why didn't God just end the human race and start off fresh?
Series: The Story
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 27:40-42
Views: 751
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Are you mocked today?
Shared by: bala samson on May, 2014
Summary: Mockery is a powerful way to break a person mentally and especially emotionally! Mockery does not affect the body but it puts tremendous strain on the mind and shatters the heart of a person.
Scripture: Matthew 27:27-43
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 276
Perry Greene avatar
Story 26: Down and Up, Not Out
Shared by: Perry Greene on Apr, 2014
Summary: The Death and Resurrection of Jesus prove the great power and compassion of God.
Series: The Story
Chris Binion avatar
My God, My God Why have you forsaken me?
Shared by: Chris Binion on Mar, 2014
Summary: Jesus words on the cross teaches us about trusting in God and our identity found in Him
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 27:39-45
Denomination: *other
Views: 669