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Behold the King

“From Gethsemane to Golgotha” Matthew 26:1-27:66

Date:March 28, 2021
Author: Wayne J. Edwards


The next seven days are the most important days in the life of every Christian.

Without the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, there is no Christianity. Unless Jesus was God’s Passover Lamb, slain to take away the sins of the world, He died as a martyr, and not our Savior, and we are still facing God’s eternal judgment for our sins.

However, in 1 Corinthians 5:7, Paul said, “Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed,” and those who believe in Him and have received Him as their Savior have been marked with His blood and saved from eternal death. Please join us for the two-part sermon on the final week of Jesus’ life on earth.

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Old Testament reading – Psalm 31:9-16 – New Testament Reading – Philippians 2:5-11

 Behold the King
“From Gethsemane to Golgotha”
Matthew 26:1-27:66

Wayne J. Edwards, Pastor

  There is abundant evidence to prove Jesus’ death and resurrection was according to the “determined purpose and foreknowledge of God,” and that includes the historical timing of all the events.

    • Unless Jesus was the Promised Messiah –
    • Unless Jesus fulfilled all of the Old Testament Messianic Prophecies –
    • Unless Jesus fulfilled the Seven Feasts God commanded Israel to observe forever –
    • Unless Jesus was the God’s Passover Lamb, slain to take away the sins of the world –
    • Jesus died as a martyr and not our Savior, which means we are still lost in our sins and facing God’s eternal judgment.
    • However, in 1 Corinthians 5:7, the Apostle Paul said, “Christ, our Passover lamb has been sacrificed.”
    • Therefore, those who believe in Him and have received Him as their Savior and Lord, have been marked with His blood, and saved from an eternal death. Amen, and Amen!

In this sermon, we will cover the events recorded in the 26th and 27th chapters of Matthew’s gospel.

Friday – Nisan 8 – Six Days before The Passover

    • Jesus and the disciples arrived in Bethany
    • Mary anointed Jesus for burial
    • Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver

Tuesday, Nisan 12 – Two Days Before the Passover

    • Disciples prepare Upper Room

Wednesday, Nisan 13 – One Day Before the Passover

    • Jesus and the disciples ate the Passover Supper
    • Jesus identified His betrayer
    • Judas left the room
    • Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper
    • Jesus introduced the New Covenant
    • Jesus and the disciples sang a hymn
    • Jesus said they all would betray Him
    • Peter boldly declared his loyalty
    • Jesus prayed at Gethsemane
    • Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss


    •  Jesus arrested
      • Midnight – Jesus taken to Annas for questioning
      • 1:00-200 am – Jesus taken to Caiaphas for questioning
      • 5:00-6:00 am – Jesus stands before Sanhedrin – mock trial

    • 6:00-7:00 am – Jesus stands before Pilate for sentencing
    • 7:00-8:00 am – Jesus stands before Herod for sentencing
    • 8:00-9:00 am – Pilate and Herod found Jesus to be innocent

    • 9:00-10:00 am – Jesus was beaten, scourged, mocked and paraded through the city carrying the top beam of the cross

    • 12:00 noon – Jesus was nailed to the cross between two thieves
    • 12:00-3:00 pm – Darkness covered the area for miles.
    • 3:00 pm – Jesus cried out “It is finished – Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit,” an earthquake occurred, the temple veil was torn, graves were opened, and the Roman Centurion confessed Christ.
    • Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus prepared the body and buried it in a nearby tomb. 
    • The Romans sealed the tomb and guarded it.