Jesus’ AUTHORITY on Trial


Trial Passages: Matthew 27:1-2, John 18:28, Luke 23:1-2, John 18: 33-36, Luke 23:13-16, John 19:1-8  Matthew 27:19, John 19:9-16, Matthew 27:24-26 John 19:16-18

Jesus’ IDENTITY was undeniable; He is the Son of God.

Jesus’ TEACHINGS were irrefutable; He is the Word of Truth

Jesus’ MIRACLES were unquestioned; He demonstrated his divinity.

Jesus’ CHARACTER was impeccable; He is perfectly righteous.

John 19:19-22

Jesus’ AUTHORITY is ___________________________________.

meaning: in such a strong position that you cannot be defeated; impossible to doubt or   argue with; impossible to attack.

He is _______________________________________________________

over ________________________________________________________.

Philippians 2:7-11

Matthew 28:16-20

Jesus’ CHARACTER on Trial


Luke 23:2-24

John 8:46

Jesus’ character was _______________;He is _____________________________.

He never ___________________________________________________________.

1 Peter 2:22-23

He always _________________________________________________ in God’ eyes.

John 8:29

What does this mean for us?

1 Peter 2:21-24

Jesus’ MIRACLES on Trial


Trial Passages: John 18:1-7   Luke 23:47-51

Jesus’ miracles ________________________________________________________.

Matthew 8-9

Jesus has power over the ______________________________________________.

Jesus has power over the ______________________________________________.

Jesus has power over the _______________________________________________________.

Jesus has power over the ______________________________________________.

He had power over ____________________.

Jesus has power over the ______________________________________________.

He had power over ____________________.

Jesus’ miracles _________________________________________________________.

Jesus’ TEACHINGS on Trial


Trial Scriptures:  John 18:12-14, 19- 24,

John 7:14-18

“My teachings ________________________________________________________.”

God’s doesn’t play hard to get.  

Jeremiah 29: 13-14a     Deuteronomy 4:29

“My teachings ________________________________________________________.”

My GOAL is God’s GLORY.

“My teachings are ____________________________________________________.”

Bottom Line:  Jesus’ teachings are __________________________________;

He is _____________________________________________________________.

Reflection on Jesus’ teachings: Luke 6:20-49

Jesus’ IDENTITY on Trial


Trial Scriptures: Matthew 26:36, 47, 55-57, 59-66  Matthew 27:1-2

Jesus himself ________________________________________________________.

The prophecies about  ______________________________ support his claim.

Isaiah 7:14      Isaiah 35:5-6     Zechariah 9:9

There are hundreds of prophecies about Messiah in scripture.  Jesus had to fulfill them all.

The prophecies about  ______________________________ support his claim.

Malachi 3:1     Malachi 4:5-6     Zechariah 11:12-13

The prophecies about  ______________________________ support his claim.

Isaiah 53:3-6     Psalm 22

Jesus’ identity is ________________; He is ________________________________.

Note:  Due to a recording issue, the early portion of the message about the unfairness of Jesus’ trial dis not included. However, all of the message points above are covered. 

The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (Actually, It Does)

Today we’ll look at a few troubling and disturbing passages in scripture, asking ourselves: “Why is this in the bible?” and “What am I supposed to do with passages like this?”

2 Kings 2:23-24

Two things we must do:



Judges 11:30-40

Don’t think for a second that ______________________________________________________!

Judges 19:1-30

These passages show ____________________________________________________________.

The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Nature)

“You got what you deserve.”

“You had that coming .”

“What goes around comes around.”

Proverbs 1:31

Exodus 34:6-7

Deuteronomy 7:9

Forgiveness means _____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________.

Forgiveness is ______________________________________________.

Psalm 103:8-12

What is it you need forgiveness for?

Forgiveness is ______________________________________________.

Matthew 6:14-15

Ephesians 4:32

Matthew 18:21-22

Who do you need to extend forgiveness to?

The Bible Doesn’t Say That (God’s Will part 2)

“When God closes a door He always opens a window.”

How do I know/discover what the Lord’s will is for my life?

_________________________________________________________  Acts 16:6-10

_________________________________________________________  1 Peter 4:10

_________________________________________________________  Romans 12:11

_________________________________________________________  Proverbs 4:23

_________________________________________________________  Psalm 119:105

God’s will doesn’t bend to our desires; we bend our desires to God’s will.  But…

Psalm 37:4-5

When we bend our desires to God’s will, He will give us _____________ __________________________________________________________________________.

The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Will Part I)

“Everything happens for a reason.”

Ephesians 5:8-17  

How do I know/discover what the Lord’s will is for my life?

_____________________________________________________  Luke 10:38-42

_____________________________________________________  Galatians 2:20

_____________________________________________________  2 Timothy 3:16-17

_____________________________________________________  John 10:27

_____________________________________________________  Proverbs 11:14

___________________________________ doesn’t bend to  ___________________________________; we bend ________________________________to _________________________________.

The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Wisdom)

“God will never give you more than you can handle.”

1 Corinthians 10:13   Psalm 34:18

Our God is _____________________________.

“And this, too, shall pass.”

Psalm 119:90

Our God is _____________________________.

“Good things come to those who wait.”

Lamentations 3:25

Our God is _____________________________.

Remember: Our God is also ________________________________

1 Corinthians 1:25         James 3:17             Isaiah 55:8-9       James 1:5-8

The issue isn’t whether or not  _________________________________ trust God’s wisdom; the issue is whether or not __________________________________.

What’s one area of your life where you need to trust God’s wisdom more deeply?