TCH MINI-STUDY 31
THE JEWS KILLED CHRIST
“Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto
the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to
scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again” (Mat 20:18-19).
“And straightway in the morning the chief
priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him
to Pilate” (Mark 15:1).
“For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him [to death] for envy” (Mark 15:10).
therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. And he said unto them
the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required” (Luke 23:20-24).
“And he said unto them, What things? And they said
unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief
priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him” (Luke 24:19-20).
“When ye [Pharisees,
Jews] have lifted up [crucified] the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he [Christ], and that I do nothing of myself; but as
my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always
those things that please him” (John 8:28-29).
“Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do
we? for this man [Christ] doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take
away both our place and nation. And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing
at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And
this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; And not for that
nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. Then from that day forth
they took counsel together for to put him to death (John 11:47-53).
“Then led they [Jewish high priest, the Jews] Jesus from
Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled;
but that they might eat the passover. Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man? They answered
and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee. Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye
him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death: That
the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die” (John 18:28-32).
"Then Pilate entered
into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews? Jesus answered him, Sayest thou
this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have
delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then
would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews [for judgement, suffering and death]: but now is my kingdom not
from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I
born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth
my voice (John 18:33-37).
“And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews,
Behold your King! But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King?
The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. Then delivered he [Pilate] him [Christ] therefore unto them to be crucified.
And they took Jesus, and led him away” (John 19:14-16).
“Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved
of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being
delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain” (Acts
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified,
both Lord and Christ” (Act 2:36).
“And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this?
or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham, and of
Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of
Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses” (Acts 3:12-15).
“For ye, brethren,
became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen,
even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not
God, and are contrary to all men” (1 Thessalonians 2:14-15).
THE CHRISTIAN HERALD
Judeo-Christian Bible Study
HATH GOD CAST AWAY HIS PEOPLE
(The Jews)? GOD FORBID
I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am
an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye
not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets,
and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have
reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also
there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.
But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which
he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (According as it is written, God hath given them the
spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David saith, Let their
table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not
see, and bow down their back alway. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their
fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world,
and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as
I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might
save some of them. For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but
life from the dead? For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest
of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root
thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were
broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he
also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness,
if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief,
shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature,
and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into
their own olive tree?
WOE UNTO THEM THAT CALL EVIL GOOD,
AND GOOD EVIL
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light,
and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent
in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked
for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame
consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the
law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel"
A SEASON FOR EVERYTHING
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the
heaven: A time to
be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to
pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time
break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away
a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to
refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to
lose; a time to keep,
and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to
keep silence, and a time to speak; A time
to love, and a time to hate; a
time of war, and a time of peace”
HEAR MY PRAYER, O LORD
“Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. For the enemy hath persecuted
my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. Therefore
is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse
on the work of thy hands. I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah. Hear me speedily,
O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in
the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. Deliver me,
O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me
into the land of uprightness. Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. And
of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant."
“I thank God for the Unseen Hand, sometimes urging me onward, sometimes holding me back; sometimes with a caress of approval,
sometimes with a stroke of reproof; sometimes correcting, sometimes comforting. My times are in His hands... The Unseen Hand may be
obscured at times by the fogs of circumstances but just because we can't see the sun on a cloudy day doesn't mean that it isn't there."
"Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every
man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin,
when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren”
"And if it seem
evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose
you this day whom ye will serve; whether
the gods which your fathers served
were on the other
side of the flood, or
the gods of the Amorites, in whose
land ye dwell: but as
for me and my house, we will serve