Summary: Walking with Jesus in His last days on the earth.
The Demise Of The Conniver Matthew 27:1-10
I. The Court / Case (27:1-2) Illegal trial; Sanhedrin
A. They Decided about Him (27:1) am came & they plotted
. Make their decisions appear legal; Mark 15:1
. Trial with death penalty; during the day, in Temple
. Luke 22:66-71; Reasserting charges & reaffirming penalty
B. They Disabled Him (27:2a) bound; John 18:12, 24
. Alter of burnt offerings, E in the court outside Holy Place
C. They Directed Him (27:2b) led; brought
. Isaiah 53:7 - He was led as a lamb to the slaughter
. Leviticus 17:5 - animals led first - priest; Jesus to Caiaphas
II. The Catastrophe / Calamity (27:3-10) Tragedy of Judas
A. The Remorse (27:3) insufficient; Hebrews 12:15-17, Esau
. Profound guilt! Look what he experienced.
. Relationship with the incarnate God; Exposed to truth
. God’s love, compassion, power, kindness, forgiveness, grace
. Evidence of Jesus’ divinity, and the way of salvation.
. He resisted & rejected God’s truth, grace & the Son!
. Trapped in darkness & corruption of sin. Hard hearted!
. Aware of his wrong & Admitted his sin, BUT!
B. The Repentance (27:4) no change, didn’t seek forgiveness
. 2 Corinthians 7:10 - For godly sorrow produces repentance
leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of
the world produces death.
C. The Results (27:5) evidence of unbelief
1. The Silver cast down (27:5a)
2. The Suicide committed (27:5b) Deuteronomy 21:22-23
. John 6:70-71; 17:12 / Mac’s Notes
. Son of perdition = Judas’ destiny; eternal damnation
. Philippians 1:28; 3:19
. His defection was foreseen & foreordained in Scripture
. Death does not relieve guilt. It makes it permanent.
. Matthew 8:12; 13:42, 50; 22:13; 24:51; 25:30
D. The Reaction (27:6-10) hypocritical, religious leaders
1. The Coins (27:6a) picked up
2. The Cost (27:6b) price of blood
3. The Consulting (27:7) parley
4. The Calling (27:8) pasture
5. The Completion (27:9-10) pleased; Zechariah 11:12-13
. The O.T. divided into the Law, the Writings & the Prophets
. Jeremiah was listed first by the rabbinical order
. The entire prophetical category was referred to Jeremiah