March 19 Matthew 27:1-10 (ESV) Jesus Delivered to Pilate 27:1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. 2 And they bound him and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate the governor. Judas Hangs Himself 3 Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw … More March 19 Matthew 27:1-10
Matthew 26:69-75, part of our passage for today, tells of Peter’s betrayal of Jesus. J.C. Ryle writes of a series of steps that he believes are recorded for our benefit and learning: The first step to Peter’s fall was SELF-CONFIDENCE. He said, “Even if everyone else deserts you, I never will.” The second step was … More The tree falls with a great crash, but the secret decay which accounts for it, is often not discovered until it is down on the ground.
March 18 Matthew 26:57-75 (ESV) Jesus Before Caiaphas and the Council 57 Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered. 58 And Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the … More March 18 Matthew 26:57-75
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.”… Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” And going a little farther he fell on his face and … More Decisively Defeated
March 17 Matthew 26:36-56 (ESV) Jesus Prays in Gethsemane 36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul … More March 17 Matthew 26:36-56
Matthew 26:26-29 is part of our read-through-the-Bible plan for today: Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, … More J.C. Ryle on the Lord’s Supper
March 16 Matthew 26:17-35 (ESV) The Passover with the Disciples 17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?”18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at … More March 16 Matthew 26:17-35