Summary: Following Jesus in His last days on earth.
The Display Of Christ Matthew 27:57-66
1. The Want of Joseph (27:57-60)
A. The Prophecy (27:57a) evening had come
. Isaiah 53:1-12 was fulfilled; His suffering & death (v. 9)
. Matthew 12:40; 16:21; 26:61 = His burial
. Evening was from 3pm to 6pm; Sabbath began @ 6pm
. He must be down & in the grave before, not to profane it.
. Meet the prophecy of 3 days & 3 nights; Deuteronomy 21:23
B. The Plenty (27:57b) rich
C. The Position - Luke 23:50a; council member
D. The Prominence - Luke 23:50b-c; good & just
E. The Purpose - Luke 23:51a
. He had not consented to their decision & deed.
F. The Place - Luke 23:51b; from Arimathea
. A town 20 miles NW of Jerusalem
G. The Patience - Luke 23:51c; waiting for the kingdom
H. The Pardon (27:57c) disciple of Christ; John 19:38
I. The Plea (27:58) asked for His body
J. The Preparation (27:59-60) for burial
K. The Presence (27:61) of the others; John 19:39
2. The Will / Wish of Pilate (27:62-66)
A. The Sabbath (27:62a) next day; Day of Preparation
. This was on Friday!
B. The Summit (27:62b) gathering with Pilate, meeting
C. The Sway (27:63-64) command; we remember
. After 3 days and I will rise!
D. The Security (27:65, 66b)
E. The Sealing (27:66a)