JESUS: The Great I Am


GOOD FRIDAY Matthew 26:69-75

Passion week, culminates on Friday when Jesus was unfairly tried by the Jewish leaders, brought before the Roman authorities, brutally beaten and scourged, mocked and rejected by everyone, abandoned by his disciples and then crucified and died on the cross at a place called Golgotha.

Peter Denies Jesus
Matthew 26:69-75 “Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came up to him and said, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean.” But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you mean.” And when he went out to the entrance, another servant girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” And again he denied it with an oath: “I do not know the man.” After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, “Certainly you too are one of them, for your accent betrays you.” Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know the man.” And immediately the rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.

Jesus was Beaten Severely
John 19:1 “Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him.”

Isaiah 53:4 & 5 “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”