What Will You Do With Jesus?

What Will You Do With Jesus?

Matthew 27:19-22

I. Judas: “I will betray Him”

    A. A friend of our Lord (Psalm 41:9; Matthew 26:50)
    B. Still today, men sell Christ for far less than Judas did (Galatians 5:19-21; Matthew 19:24-26; 1 Timothy 6:9-11)
    C. When Christians give up the faith, they give up far more than anyone could give them in return (2 Timothy 4:8; Revelation 2:10; John 10:10; Matthew 11:28-30)

II. Peter: “I will deny Him”

    A. His loyalty weakened (Matthew 26:33, 51, 58, 69-75)
    B. Men still deny Christ today

      1. Refusing to confess Him with their lives (Matthew 5:16)
      2. Refusing to confess Him with their mouths (Romans 10:10)
      3. Denying His deity (Colossians 1:15-18)

III. Pilate: “I will wash my hands of Him”

    A. He feared losing popularity, his job, perhaps even his life (Matthew 27:23-24)
    B. Today men wash their hands of Jesus in many ways

      1. Refusing to bring others to Christ (Matthew 25:14-30)
      2. Do nothing to stop attacks against the church and other Christians (2 Timothy 4:16)
      3. Allow false teaching to go unopposed (Romans 16:17; 2 John 9-11)

    C. Non-Christians wash their hands of Jesus by refusing to obey (Luke 8:12; Acts 24:25; 26:27-28)

IV. The Jews: “Crucify Him!”

    A. Get Him out of the way (Matthew 17:22-23)
    B. Does this still happen today?

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