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Friday’s Events

Before 6am

  • Judas betrays Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Jesus is arrested.  (Matthew 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:1-11)
  • The first trial before Annas  (John 18:13-24)
  • The second trial before Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin  (Matthew 26:57-68, Mark 14:53-65, Luke 22:54)
  • Peter’s denials  (Matthew 26:69-75, Mark 14:66-72, Luke 22:55-65, John 18:25-27)
  • The third trial before the Sanhedrin  (Matthew 27:1, Mark 15:1a, Luke 22:66-71)
  • Judas commits suicide  (Matthew 27:3-10, Acts 1:18-19)
  • The fourth trial before Pilate.
    • Jews accuse Jesus
    • Pilate questions Jesus “Are you a king?”
    • Jesus aswers “My kingdom is not of this world.”
    • Conclusion “I find no guilt in him.” (Matthew 27:2, 11-14, Mark 15:1b-5, Luke 23:1-5, John 18:28-38)
    • The fifth trial before Herod Antipas
      • Jesus Mocked and put in a royal robe and sent back to Pilate. No accusation (Luke 23:6-12)

After 6am

  • The sixth trial before Pilate
  • Pilot offers to release a man.
  • Crowd asks for Barabbas.
  • Jesus innocent of all charges. Luke 23:14
  • Jesus lead away to be crucified to satisfy the people.
  • Jesus is scourged and Mocked. Matthew 27:15-26. Mark 15:6-15,  Luke 23:13-25, John 18:39-19:16
  • Jesus led out to be Crucified. 9:00 am
  • Journey to Golgotha  (Matthew 27:31-34 Mark 15:20-23 Luke 23:26-33a John 19:17)
  • The first three hours of crucifixion. Jesus crucified between two criminals (Luke 23:33b, John  19:18)
  • Jesus’ garments are divided  (Matthew 27:35-36 Mark 15:24 John 19:23-22)
  • Sign over Jesus Head “this is Jesus the King of the Jews”
  • “Father forgive them; for they know not what they are doing” (Luke 23:23b)
  • Jesus Mocked
    • By those passing by  (Matthew 15:29-30)
    • By the Religious officials  (Mark 15:31-32 )
    • By the soldiers  (Luke 23:36-37)
    • By the other criminals  (Luke 23:39)
  • Jesus forgives the repentant criminal “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:40-43)
  • Jesus presents his Mother to John. “Behold your son”… Behold, your Mother” (John 19:25-27)
  • The Final three hours of crucifixion.
  • There was darkness from 12:00 to 3:00p.m. (Matthew 27:45, Mark 15:33, Luke 23:44-45)
  • 9th hour. Jesus uttered the words “Eli Eli Lama Sabchthani that is My God, My God, Why hast Thou Forsaken Me.” (Matthew 27:46-49, Mark 15:34-36 )
  • “I am Thirsty” (John 19:29-30)
  • “It is Finished” (John 19:30)
  • “Father, Into thy Hands I Commit My Spirit” (Luke 23:46 )
  • He breathed his last and died at 3:00p.m.
  • Responses to Jesus’ death.
  • Veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom  (Matthew 27:51,  Mark 15:38 , Luke 23:45)
  • There was a great earth quake  (Matthew 27:51)
  • Tombs were opened and dead saints walked around  (Matthew 27:52-53)
  • Centurion “Truly this was the Son of God!” “Certainly this man was innocent” (Matthew 27:54. Mark 15:39, Luke 23:47-49)
  • Multitudes beat their breast  (Luke 23:48)
  • Women watched from a distance (Matthew 27:55-56, Mark 15:40-41, Luke 23:49)
  • Soldier find Jesus Dead. Jesus’ Side pierced. “Out comes blood and water” Proof Jesus is dead  (John 19:34)
  • Jesus buried by Joseph and Nicodemus in the garden tomb (Matthew 27:57-60, Mark 15:43-46, Luke 23:50-54, John 19:38-42)Tomb is sealed and soldier stationed to guard the tomb (Matthew 27:61-66, Mark 15:47, Luke 23:55-56)

Old Testament Parallel

Isaiah 52.13-53.12


  • I cry out to you, O LORD;  I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” Psalm 142:5
  • Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe;  you are my crag and my stronghold. Psalm 71:3
  • O LORD, I cry to you for help;  in the morning my prayer comes before you. Psalm 88:14
  • My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?  and are so far from my cry and from the words of my distress? Psalm 22:1
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