Contributed on Mar 1, 2006
This sermon examines the "appointed time" where Jesus knew that Judas would betray him at the "opportune time."
February 29, 2006 Matthew 26:14-25 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty silver coins. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand ...read more
Contributed on Mar 8, 2006
This sermon examines the one hour of prayer that Jesus requested of his disciples - their failure and Jesus’ response.
March 8, 2006 Matthew 26:36-46 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2006
This sermon examines how and why God allowed an hour of darkness in Jesus’ arrest at Gethsemane.
March 12, 2006 Luke 22:47-54 While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” When Jesus’ followers saw what was ...read more
Contributed on Mar 21, 2006
This sermon is a very simple walk through of portions of the trials Jesus had to go through on the night he was betrayed with very brief application.
March 22, 2006 Matthew 27:1-2 Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people came to the decision to put Jesus to death. They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor. In the last hour of darkness we saw Judas hand Jesus over for ...read more
Contributed on Mar 27, 2006
This sermon examines how JOseph and Nicodemus step up to the plate at the death of Jesus. How does such strength come about? That’s what is addressed in this sermon.
March 29, 2006 Matthew 27:55-61 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons. As evening approached, there came a rich man ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2006
This sermon looks at the conclusion of the institution of the Lord’s Supper - which Jesus connects the disciples to the promise of drinking the fruit of the vine with Him on "that day."
April 13, 2006 Matthew 26:26-30 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2006
This sermon examines the request of the Pharisees and how they try to prevent the Resurrection on the Sabbath.
April 5, 2006 Troubling Times of the Passion The Next Day Matthew 27:62-66 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2006
This sermon looks at the physical signs combined with the final words of Christ on the cross - and what we can witness from them.
April 14, 2006 Matthew 27:45-54 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”—which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of those standing there heard ...read more