Matthew Lesson 28 Day 5
13. Jesus’ burial John 19:38-42
Joseph of Arimathea risked his position in the Sanhedrin, the supreme council of Judaism, by boldly approaching Pilate for the body of Jesus.
He was previously a secret disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews. Now, at a time more dangerous than ever, he came forward.
Nicodemus, the Pharisee who previously came to Jesus one night (John 3) accompanied Joseph and together they prepared Jesus’ body for a proper burial. They both risked their status and perhaps endangered their lives by doing so. John 19:39-42
Two religious leaders made all the necessary provisions at risk to their own lives and reputations.
Joseph provided the tomb he had prepared for himself.
The women who cared for Jesus were conspicuously present at the cross and the tomb.
The disciples were conspicuously absent from the cross and the tomb.
14. a. The chief priests and Pharisees request guards for the tomb
The chief priests and Pharisees went to Pilate to request he authorize measures to secure the tomb.
b. They were aware of Jesus’ prophesy that he would rise from the dead.
They claim to be concerned the disciples and followers would fake His resurrection.
“It’s amazing that the enemies of Jesus remembered his prophecies about resurrecting, but His own followers did not.” Andrew Wommack Living Commentary
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