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Matthew 27 - NIV

15 Now it was the governor’s custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.

16 At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus[a] Barabbas.

17 So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?”

18 For he knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him.

19 While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.”

20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.

21 “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor.
“Barabbas,” they answered.

22 “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked.
They all answered, “Crucify him!”

23 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.
But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”

24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”

25 All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”

26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus


a. Matthew 27:16 Many manuscripts do not have Jesus; also in verse 17.

Sermons on Matthew 27 More sermons: Matthew 27

Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
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
D Marion Clark avatar
The Crowd
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Messiah was rejected by his people, not merely by the powers to be. He had been rejected long before this day.
Scripture: Matthew 27:15-26
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 40
Jay Tigner avatar
I Am Barabbas
Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus was killed while Barabbas, the genuinely guilty, was set free. This is a picture of salvation in that Jesus died so we, the guilty, may be set free.
Series: Good Friday
Scripture: Matthew 27:15-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 234
Archie Norman avatar
The Green-Eyed Monster
Shared by: Archie Norman on Apr, 2016
Summary: dealing with emojis
Scripture: Matthew 27:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 106
Jeff Strite avatar
What They Didn't Know
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Mar, 2016
Summary: When Jesus was crucified, some turned away and some ran away from Him. But there was at least one man didn't do that and his life changed forever. Do you know who that man was?
bala samson avatar
Designed clothes of God
Shared by: bala samson on Mar, 2016
Summary: Barrenness, emptiness, nothingness, unproductiveness, blankness and much more ‘ness’ are not signs of punishment!
Scripture: Matthew 27:25-31
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 119
Derrick Strickland avatar
Shared by: Derrick Strickland on Mar, 2016
Summary: Pilate would tell you today that when it comes to deciding for Christ… Almost is never enough.
Robert A. Glass avatar
Jesus Died For Me
Shared by: Robert A. Glass on Jan, 2016
Summary: To recognize hoe Jesus gave his life for me
Ian Humphrey avatar
Pilate's Dilemma
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Pilate
Scripture: Matthew 27:15-26
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 147
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: THE CROSS
Scripture: Matthew 27:26-44
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 282
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?
Scripture: Matthew 27:1-26
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 268
William R. Nabaza avatar
Politician's qualifications
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2015
Summary: To help in deciding whom to vote for in this coming election 2016. The one that considers himself to get benefit from and declares himself innocent is the one that you will not vote for.
Scripture: Matthew 27:24
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,763
John Colbert avatar
What will you do with the King of Glory
Shared by: John Colbert on Jul, 2015
Summary: Every human living on this earth is given a choice on where they will spend eternity
Dave McFadden avatar
“He was Rejected by the People”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Apr, 2015
Summary: The crowd rejected Jesus that first Easter for the same reasons many reject Him today.
Scripture: Matthew 27:22-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 245
Denn Guptill avatar
The Cost of Good Friday
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Apr, 2015
Summary: There is a cost to every gift and the Gift of Easter was bought and paid for on Good Friday
Scripture: Matthew 27:11-26
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 290
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
I was sitting in the barbers...
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Jan, 2015
Summary: Lessons from a little boy in Sunday School, the great theologian Thomas Aquinas, the first disciples Andrew and Phillip, and of course members of our own church .. but what about?
Jerry Watts avatar
What Shall I Do With Jesus
Shared by: Jerry Watts on Dec, 2014
Summary: The question asked by Pilate is one that each of us face every day of our life as a believer in Christ. This determines whether or not we will FOLLOW Christ
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 27:22-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 754
bala samson avatar
Heart Surgeon!
Shared by: bala samson on Jun, 2014
Summary: Friend, trust God to speak to the hard hearted people in your life.
Scripture: Matthew 27:19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 559
Philip Harrelson avatar
The Greatest Question of Life
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Apr, 2014
Summary: We are all faced with questions but there is one that is the most important of all, What will I do with Jesus?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 27:22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,691
Dusan Tillinger avatar
Barabbas - a man who was freed
Shared by: Dusan Tillinger on Apr, 2014
Summary: What does it really mean that Jesus died for us? There is a story of Jesus Barabbas who should die on the cross but his place was taken by Jesus Christ, God´s Son.
Scripture: Matthew 27:15-26
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,645
Jason Smith avatar
You Are Barabbas
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2013
Summary: There are so many places within scripture where the gospel is foreshadowed. The account of Barabbas’ release is one such place.
Scripture: Matthew 27:11-26
Views: 918
Jerry Flury avatar
When the Cheers Turned Sour
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Apr, 2013
Summary: Christ rode into Jerusalem as the crowds gathered and cheered. But the sweet sounds of cheers turned sour and faded over the next few days as they gave way to shouts of “Crucify Him!” To understand this we must first understand why the crowds followed Chr
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 27:15-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,213
Do it on God's appointed time
Shared by: PASTOR ADE OYEYEMI on Feb, 2013
Summary: Often we run our program and expect God to comply with what we are doing, but the easiest way to get things done and right is to work with God's timetable. Christians are to learn patience and reliance on God, anytime we operate on the permissive will of
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 27:11-26
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 772
Michael Stark avatar
What Shall I Do With Jesus?
Shared by: Michael Stark on Nov, 2012
Summary: The preacher, the Christian and the outsider all must answer the same question--What Shall I Do With Jesus? Each of us must answer; we cannot evade. For salvation and for service, our answer reveals who we are.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 27:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,462
John Lowe avatar
The Face of Fortune: Barabbas
Shared by: John Lowe on Jun, 2012
Summary: The face of Barabbas is truly the face of good fortune. Never has a better thing happened to a man on the day of his expected crucifixion. Jesus of Nazareth probably died on the cross that was prepared for Jesus Barabbas.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 27:15-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,252
Mark Schaeufele avatar
The Messiah and Mob Rule
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Mar, 2012
Summary: We must always do the right thing and not follow the crowd.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 27:11-26
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,890
Jon MacKinney avatar
Whose in Charge?
Shared by: Jon MacKinney on Aug, 2011
Summary: Jesus' trial before Pilate was a hodge-podge of differing desires. But they are all just background noise to what was really going on, and what God was using to bring about His purpose.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 27:11-26
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 546
Ric Veal avatar
he Decision About Christ
Shared by: Ric Veal on Jun, 2011
Summary: Following Christ in His last days on earth.
Scripture: Matthew 27:11-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 215
Ric Veal avatar
The Devastation of the Cross
Shared by: Ric Veal on Jun, 2011
Summary: Following Jesus in His last days on earth.
Scripture: Matthew 27:26-44
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 252
Jerry Watts avatar
The Crowd or the Christ
Shared by: Jerry Watts on May, 2011
Summary: This message was inspired by Dr. David Platt's book, "Radical". This message centers around the question of Pilate, "What will you have me do with Jesus?"
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 27:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,986