A. This was the concern for sacrificial giving. vs 1-2  1. The Lord was concerning with sacrificial giving because He saw the gifts which were being given upon that occasion.  2. Christians should be concerned with sacrificial giving because the Lord knows the gifts which they are giving. 1 Cor. 15:1-2, 2 Cor. 9:6-11  B. This was the praise for that sacrificial giving. v 3  1. The Lord praised the widow for her two mites.  2. The Lord will praise us for our sacrifice. Acts 20:35, Luke 6:38  C. These are the motivations of our sacrificial giving. v 4  1. Sacrificial giving can not come out of the abundance or surplus of our life.  2. Sacrificial giving must come out of the necessities of our life. 1 Cor. 16:1- 2 II. THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE IS FORETOLD: VS 5-6  A. The temple was a magnificent building. v 5  B. The temple would be completely destroyed. v 6 III. THE TWO-FOLD QUESTION: V 7 A. When would the temple be destroyed?  B. When would the world come to an end? IV. THE ANSWERS IN REFERENCE TO THE TEMPLE BEING DESTROYED: VS 8-24  A. These were the signs for the destruction of the temple. vs 8-19  1. There would be the coming of false Christs. v 8  2. There would be rumors of violence. vs 9-10  3. There would be disturbances in nature. v 11  4. There would be the outbreaks of persecution. vs 12-19 a). This was the assurance of that coming persecution. v 12  b). This was the way to overcome those persecutions. v 13-15  c). This would be the scope of those persecution. vs 16-17  d). This would be the blessings of those persecutions. vs 18-19  B. This would be the signal for the destruction of the temple. v 20 (The Roman Armies would surround the city of Jerusalem.)  C. This was the instruction for the destruction of the temple. vs 21-22 (The people were to flee from the city of Jerusalem.)  D. This was the assurance that the temple would be destroyed. vs 23-24 (Jerusalem would be trodden down.) V. THE ANSWERS IN REFERENCE TO SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (THE END OF THE WORLD): VS 25-36  A. These will be the events for the second coming of Christ. vs 25-26  1. The world will melt with fervent heat. 2 Peter 3:10  2. The powers of sin will be destroyed. 1 Cor. 15:24-28  B. These will be the characteristics for the second coming of Christ. v 27  1. Our Lord will come with overwhelming power. Phil. 3:21-22  2. Our Lord will come with Kingly glory, majesty and splendor. 1 Tim. 6:15- 16  C. This will be the blessings for the second coming of Christ. v 28 (The righteous will be given eternal life.) Romans 6:23, Romans 2:7  D. These are the assurances for the second coming of Christ. vs 29-33  1. Our Lord taught us that He would come. vs 29-31, John 14:1-3  2. Our Lord affirmed that He would come. v 32, Matt. 25:31  3. Our Lord avowed that He would come. v 33, 2 Cor. 5:10  E. These are our instructions to prepare for the second coming of Christ. vs 34- 36  1. Each person should take heed to himself. vs 34-35, Acts 2:40  2. Christians must watch and pray for themselves and for one another. v 36, James 5:16, 2 Peter 2:9 VI. THE EXAMPLES OF CHRIST: VS 37-38  A. This was His work time. v 37  1. Jesus would teach in the daytime.  2. Disciples should teach in the daytime. John 9:4  B. This was His rest time. v 38  1. Jesus would rest at night, but some of His time was spent in prayer and deep meditation.  2. Christians should rest at night, but some of their time should be spent in prayer and deep meditation. Psa. 1:1-3  C. This was His eagerness to work. v 38  1. Jesus would rise early in the morning so that He could do His work upon the earth.  2. Saints should rise early in the morning so that they can do the Lord's work upon the earth. Eph. 5:14-16, Romans 13:11-14  D. This was His popularity. v 38  1. Jesus gained His popularity by ministering unto the people.  2. Members of the church should gain their popularity by ministering unto the people. Mark 9:35, Mark 10:43-45 CHAPTER 22 


A. This was the time of that plot. v 1 (This plot happened during the Passover feast.)  B. This was the reason for that plot. v 2 (The Jewish leaders wanted to kill Jesus.)  C. This was the motivation for that plot. vs 3-4 (Satan furnished the motivation for that plot.) 1 Peter 5:8  D. These were the agreements for that plot. vs 5-6  1. The Jewish leaders agreed to give Judas thirty pieces of silver to betray Jesus. v 5  2. Judas agreed to betray Jesus in a subtle manner. v 6 II. THE OBSERVANCE OF THE PASSOVER: VS 7-16  A. This was the need to observe the Passover . v 7 (The Passover feast must be kept.) Exod. 12:18-20, Deut. 16:5-8  B. This was the plan to observe the Passover. vs 8-9 (Jesus said, "Go and prepare for us the Passover meal.)  C. This was the preparation to observe the Passover. vs 10-13 (The Passover was observed in a large upper room.)  D. The was the observance of the Passover. vs 14-16 (The Lord and His disciples ate the Passover feast.) III. THE INSTITUTION OF THE LORD'S SUPPER: VS 17-20  A. These are the contents of the Lord's supper. vs 17-20  1. The Lord's supper consists of the fruit of the vine. vs 17-18  2. The Lord's supper consists of unleavened bread. v 19-20  B. This is the place for observing the Lord's supper. v 18  1. The Lord's supper is observed in the Kingdom of God. Acts 2:42  2. The Lord's supper is spiritual food. 1 Cor. 11:20-29  C. These are the purposes for observing the Lord's supper. v 19  1. When Christians eat of the unleavened bread, they should remember the bodily sacrifice which Jesus made on the cross.  2. When Christians drink of the fruit of the vine, they should remember the bloodily sacrifice which Jesus made on the cross. IV. THE BETRAYAL OF JESUS IS FORETOLD: VS 21-23  A. This was the knowledge of His betrayal. v 21 (Jesus knew that He would be betrayed.) Psa. 41:9  B. This was the reality of His betrayal. v 22 (The betrayal of Jesus would become a reality.)  C. This was the punishment for His betrayal. v 22 (Jesus said, "Woe to the betrayer.")  D. This was the concern for His betrayal. v 23 (Each disciple began to examine himself.) V. THE CONTROVERSY OVER GREATNESS: VS 24-27  A. This was the desire for greatness. v 24 (Each disciple wanted to be greater than the other disciples.)  B. These are the ways to achieve that greatness. vs 25-26  1. True greatness can not be gained by forced rule. v 25, 3 John 9-10  2. True greatness can only be accomplished by real service to other people. v 26, 1 Cor. 9:19-23  C. This was the example of greatness. v 27 (Jesus was the greatest servant of all.) 1 Peter 2:21 VI. THE APOSTLE'S PLACE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD: VS 28-30  A. This was the reason for their being in the Kingdom of God. v 28 (The apostles were consistent in their services to Christ.)  B. This was the assurance for their being in the Kingdom of God. v 29 (They would be members of the Kingdom.) Acts 2:47, Heb. 12:28-29  C. These were their blessings for being in the Kingdom of God. v 30  1. The apostles would enjoy citizenship in the Kingdom of God in the same way that all Christians would enjoy citizenship in the Kingdom of God. Acts 10:34-35  2. All Christians are benefiting from the work which the apostles did upon the earth. Eph. 2:19-22 VII. PETER'S DENIAL IS FORETOLD: VS 31-34  A. This was the cause for his denial. v 31 (Satan would tempt Peter.) Job 1:6-12  B. This was the instruction for his denial. v 32 (Peter should repent of that sin.)  C. The reason for his denial. v 33 (Peter was overconfident in himself.) 1 Cor. 10:12  D. The scope of his denial. v 34 (Peter would deny the Lord three times.) VIII. THE MISSION OF THE DISCIPLES: VS 35-38  A. This was the joy which they anticipated to have for that coming mission. v 34 (Their former mission brought them joy.) Luke 10:17-20  B. This was the hardship for their coming mission. v 36 (They would be persecuted.)  C. This would be the time for their coming mission. v 37  1. The coming mission of the disciples would be after our Lord's crucifixion. Luke 24:44-48  2. The coming mission of the disciples would began on the day of Pentecost. Acts 2:1-47  D. These were the misunderstandings of their coming mission. v 38  1. This coming mission would not be a carnal warfare because they would not need the sword. Matt. 26:52  2. This coming mission would be a spiritual warfare because they would need the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. Eph. 6:17, Heb. 4:12, 1 Cor. 10:3-4 IX. THE AGONY OF JESUS IN THE GARDEN: VS 39-46  A. This was His readiness to suffer agony. vs 39-40  1. Jesus went into the garden of Gethsemane.  2. Each Christian should be ready to suffer for his Lord. 2 Tim. 3:12  B. This was His preparation for suffering agony. vs 41-42  1. Jesus prayed earnestly.  2. Disciples should pray earnestly. 1 Peter 5:7  C. This was His aid in suffering agony. v 43  1. The angel strengthened Him.  2. The angels can strengthen Christians. Heb. 1:13-14  D. This was His difficulty in suffering agony. v 44  1. The sweat of Jesus became like great drops of blood.  2. There will be some hardships for disciples in suffering for their Lord. Gal. 5:17  E. This was His disappointment in suffering agony. vs 45-46  1. Jesus found His disciples asleep.  2. Christians should not be found asleep. Eph. 5:14-16 X. THE BETRAYAL OF JESUS: VS 47-49  A. This was the manner in which Jesus was betrayed. v 47  1. Judas came leading the devil mob.  2. Judas was to kiss Jesus for the sign.  B. This was the rebuke for His betrayal. v 48 (Judas would you give you only hope of salvation a good by kiss.)  C. This was the opposition to His betrayal. v 49 (His disciples were willing to fight in a carnal way.) XI. THE ARREST OF JESUS: VS 50-53  A. This was the violence of His arrest. v 50 (The servant of the high priest had his right ear cut off.)  B. This was the submission of His arrest. v 51 (Jesus was willing to be arrested.)  C. This was the preparation for His arrest. v 52 (The mob had equipped themselves with swords and clubs.)  D. This was the rebuke for His arrest. v 53 (Jesus said, "This is your hour of power.") XII. PETER DENIED JESUS: VS 54-62  A. These were the reasons why Peter denied the Lord. vs 54-56  1. Peter followed Jesus afar off. v 54  2. Peter was among sinners. v 55  3. Peter was put to the test. v 56  B. These were the acts of Peter denying the Lord. vs 57-60  1. Peter said, "Woman, I know him not." v 57  2. Peter said, "Man I am not." v 57  3. Peter said, "Man, I know not what thou sayest." v 60  C. This was the rebuke for Peter denying the Lord. v 61 (The Lord turned and look upon Peter.)  D. These were the results of Peter denying the Lord. vs 61-62  1. Peter remembered the word of the Lord. v 61  2. Peter wept bitterly. v 62 XIII. JESUS BEING ILL-TREATED: VS 63-65  A. Jesus was persecuted. v 63  B. Jesus was ridiculed. v 64  C. Jesus was blasphemed. v 65 XIV. JESUS BEFORE THE COUNCIL: VS 66-71  A. These were the characteristics of that council. v 66  1. That council assembled as soon as it was day.  2. That council had waited for the opportunity to have Jesus before them.  B. These were the formalities of the council. v 67  1. That council asked Jesus concerning the Deity of Christ.  2. That council had already judged Christ in their minds.  C. These were the rebukes for the council. vs 67-68  1. Jesus said, "You will not believe me." v 67  2. Jesus said, "You will not let me go." v 68  D. The was the truth for the council. v 69 (Jesus would be exalted.) Phil. 2:9-11  E. This was the decision of the council. vs 70-71 (That council decided that Jesus was an impostor.) CHAPTER 23 


A. This was why Jesus was tried before Pilate. vs 1-2 (Jesus was charged with treason.)  B. This was His trail by Pilate. vs 3-4 (Pilate examined Jesus and declared Him to be innocent.)  C. This was His release by Pilate. vs 5-7 (Pilate released Jesus to Herod's jurisdiction.) II. JESUS BEFORE HEROD: VS 8-11  A. This was the attitude of Herod. v 8 (Herod wanted to see a miracle performed by Jesus.)  B. This was the action of Herod. v 9 (Herod asked Jesus questions and received no answers from Him.)  C. These were the decisions of Herod. vs 10-11  1. Herod heard and believed the false accusations against Jesus. v 10  2. Herod mocked Jesus. v 11  3. Herod sent Jesus away. v 11 III. THE RESULTS OF JESUS BEING TRIED BY PILATE AND HEROD: V 13 

(Herod and Pilate were made friends by this event.) 


A. These were the conflicts of that sentence. vs 13-23  1. This was the first plea by Pilate to release Jesus. vs 13-17 a). Jesus is not worthy of death. vs 13-15  b). Jesus should be released. v 16  c). Jesus can be released. v 17  2. This was the first cry of the people to the plea of Pilate. vs 18-19 a). The people cried, "Away with this man." v 18  b). The people said, "We want Barabbas to be released instead of Jesus being released." 18-19  3. This was the second plea by Pilate to release Jesus. v 20 (Pilate said, "I am willing to release Him.")  4. This was the second cry of the people to the plea of Pilate. v 21 (The people cried, "Crucify Him. Crucify Him.")  5. This was the third plea by Pilate to release Jesus. v 22 (Pilate asked, "Why should He die"?)  6. This was the third cry of the people to the plea of Pilate. v 23 (The people cried, "Crucify Him.")  B. This was the reason for that sentence. v 23 (The voices of the people prevailed and accomplished their purpose.)  C. This was the accomplishment of that sentence. v 24 (Pilate gave the sentence to crucify Jesus.)  D. These were the completions of that sentence. v 25  1. Pilate released Barabbas as a free man. v 25  2. Pilate released Jesus to be crucified. v 25 V. ON THE ROAD TO CALVARY: VS 26-32  A. This was the march of Jesus to Calvary. v 26  1. Jesus was marched to Calvary.  2. Christians should march to their own Calvary. Gal. 2:20  B. This was the help which Jesus received on His way to Calvary. v 26  1. Simon help bear the cross of Jesus.  2. Each disciple should bear the cross of Jesus. Matt. 16:24, Gal. 6:14  C. This was the multitude who followed Jesus to Calvary. v 27  1. There were many who followed Jesus to Calvary.  2. Each person who desires to be saved should follow Jesus to Calvary. 1 Cor. 15:1-4, Romans 1:16, 1 Cor. 1:23-24, 1 Cor. 2:1-5  D. This was our Lord's thought as He went to Calvary. vs 27-32  1. Jesus said, "Do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves if you continue to rebel."  2. Each person will weep for himself if he should continue to rebel against God. Luke 16:22-24, 2 Thess. 1:7-9 VI. THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST: VS 32-49  A. This was the shame of His crucifixion. v 32  1. Jesus was crucified between two malefactors.  2. We as alien sinners could be ashamed of His crucifixion. a). Some people are ashamed of His death, burial and resurrection. 1 Cor. 15:1-4  b). Some people are ashamed of His gospel which is the power of God to save them from their sin. Romans 1:16  c). Some people are ashamed of His New Testament church which He purchased with His own blood. Eph. 5:25  B. This was the reality of His crucifixion. v 33  1. Jesus was crucified.  2. The sins of mankind crucified Him. 1 Peter 2:24  C. This was the attitude of His crucifixion. v 34  1. Jesus had a forgiving attitude because the sacrifice which He made on the cross makes forgiveness possible.  2. Christians should have a forgiving attitude. Eph. 4:32  D. This was the mockery of His crucifixion. vs 35-37  1. Jesus was mocked.  2. Any person can mock His crucifixion. Heb. 6:6  E. This was the superscription of His crucifixion. v 38  1. The tile of Jesus read: "This is the King of the Jews."  2. The title of Jesus was true. 1 Tim. 6:15-16  F. This was the salvation of His crucifixion. vs 39-43  1. One of thief was saved because he became a repentant believer.  2. Any person can be saved by obeying the gospel of Christ. Romans 6:3-6  G. This was the death of His crucifixion. vs 44-46  1. Jesus actually died on the cross.  2. Christians should die to their sins. Romans 6:12-13  H. These were the results of His crucifixion. vs 47-49  1. God was glorified. v 47  2. The people felt remorse. v 48, John 8:32  3. This scene had witnesses. v 49, Acts 26:26 VII. THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST: VS 50-56  A. This was the permission for His burial. vs 50-52 (Joseph ask Pilate for that permission.)  B. This was the preparation for His burial. v 53 (The body of Jesus was prepared for burial.)  C. This was the time of His burial. v 54 (Jesus was buried on the day of preparation.)  D. These were the anxieties of His burial. vs 55-56  1. They observed His burial. v 55  2. They prepared ointments to anoint His body at a future date. v 56 CHAPTER 24 


A. This was the day of His resurrection. v 1  1. Our Lord arose from the grave upon the first day of the week: Sunday.  2. Christians must observe the first day of the week (Sunday) in worship to God because the Sabbath day (Saturday) was nailed to cross. Col. 2:14, Act 20:7, 1 Cor. 16:1-2, Rev. 1:10-11  B. These are the blessings of His resurrection. vs 2-3  1. The body of Jesus was raised from the dead.  2. We as alien sinners can be redeemed because Jesus was raised from the dead. Rev. 1:18, Romans 4:24-25, 2 Cor. 5:17, Romans 8:1  C. These are the proofs of His resurrection. vs 4-7  1. This was the message which was given to those persons who came to the tomb, "Why seek ye the living among the dead". vs 4-5, Acts 17:30- 31  2. This was the Epitaph of the empty tomb, "He is not here, but is risen." vs 6-7, 2 Tim. 1:10, John 5:28-29  D. These were the results of His resurrection. vs 8-12  1. The resurrection of Christ was remembered. v 8, 1 Cor. 11:26  2. The resurrection of Christ was revealed. vs 9-10, Gal. 2:20, Romans 10:15  3. The resurrection of Christ was disbelieved. vs 11-12, 1 Cor. 15:12-20 II. ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS: VS 13-15  A. This was an appearance of the resurrected Christ. vs 13-16  1. The Lord appeared unto them.  2. The Lord is spiritually with us. Matt. 18:20  B. This was the conversation with the resurrected Christ. vs 17-19  1. They had an invitation to commune with the resurrected Christ.  2. Christians have an invitation to commune with the resurrected Christ. Heb. 4:14-16  C. These were the attitudes toward the resurrected Christ. vs 19-24  1. They confessed that Jesus was a prophet. v 19  2. They confessed that Jesus had been crucified. v 20  3. They were hoping that Jesus would have redeemed Israel. v 21  4. They were astonished by our Lord's resurrection. v 22  5. They were perplexed by our Lord's resurrection because they did not know what to do. vs 23-24  D. This was the rebuke by the resurrected Christ. vs 25-27  1. They failed to understand the Messianic prophecies.  2. Christians must understand and believe the Messianic prophecies. Acts 10:43, Acts 4:12  E. This was the revelation of the resurrected Christ. vs 28-35  1. The Lord revealed Himself to His disciples.  2. The Lord will revealed Himself unto us through the scriptures. John 5:39 III. JESUS APPEARED UNTO HIS DISCIPLES: VS 36-49  A. This was the blessing of His appearance. v 36 (Our Lord said, "Peace be unto you.")  B. This was the skepticism of His appearance. v 37 (They thought that Jesus was a spirit.)  C. These were the proofs of His appearance. vs 38-43  1. Jesus gave them a challenging work to believe. v 38  2. Jesus demonstrated His body unto them. vs 39-40  3. Jesus brought them joy. v 41  4. Jesus ate a meal with them. vs 42-44  D. These were the purposes of His appearance. v 44  1. Jesus had to show them that He had completely fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies concerning His Deity. v 44  2. Jesus wanted to give them full enlightenment of the scriptures. vs 45-47 a). The disciples had to know the purpose of His death. v 46  b). The disciples had to know the gospel plan of salvation. v 47  3. Jesus had to give them the authority to preach the blessings of salvation. v 48  4. Jesus wanted to assure them that they would later receive power from the Holy Spirit. v 49 IV. THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST: VS 50-53  A. These were the preparations for His ascension. v 50  1. Jesus led them to Bethany.  2. Jesus pronounced a blessing upon them.  B. This was the manner of His ascension. v 51 (Jesus was carried up into heaven.)  C. These were the results of His ascension. vs 52-53  1. They worshipped Him.  2. They were happy.  3. They glorified God.

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