The Characters Around The Cross | Matthew 27:26–44

March 24, 2024 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 27:26–44 |

The Characters Around The Cross

Matthew 27:26–44

1.The Rulers - they passed judgment upon Christ - that He was a threat and must be destroyed (v.26).

2.The soldiers - they mocked and tortured Christ (v.26-38).

1. They scourged Christ (Matthew 27:26).

“The chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

2.They humiliated Christ before a hundred or more soldiers (Matthew 27:27).

3.They stripped Christ and put a scarlet robe on Him (Matthew 27:28).

chlamús;. A garment of dignity and office. The purple robe with which our Lord was arrayed in scorn by the mockers in Pilate’s judgment hall (Matt. 27:2831). When put over the shoulders of someone, it was an indication that he was assuming a magistracy. It may have been the cast–off cloak of some high Roman officer which they put over the body of Jesus to mock Him as if He were an official person.

4. They put a crown of thorns on the head of Christ and a reed in His hands (Matthew 27:29).

5. They bowed and ridiculed the claim of Christ to be king (Matthew 27:29).

6. They spat upon Christ (Matthew 27:30).

7. They beat Christ on the head with the reed (Matthew 27:30).

8. They stripped Christ of the kingly robe and put His own robe back on Him, aggravating the wounds.

9. They forced Christ to carry the cross until He was exhausted (Matthew 27:32).

10. They enlisted a Gentile to help with the cross of Christ (Matthew 27:32).

11.They escorted Christ to a terrible place for execution (Matthew 27:33).

12.They gave Christ vinegar mixed with gall (Matthew 27:34).

13. They crucified Christ (Matthew 27:35).

14. They gambled for the clothes of Christ (Matthew 27:35).

15.They sat down and stared at Christ (Matthew 27:36).

16.They shamed Christ and reproached His claim again (Matthew 27:37).

“He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2:8-11).

17.They added shame and reproach by crucifying Christ between two thieves (Matthew 27:38).

“He was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:12).

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