Matthew 27:1-10 – “INNOCENT BLOOD”

Matthew 27:1-10 – “INNOCENT BLOOD”

Opening Anthem by Grades 4-8: “Bethlehem & Calvary”
Liturgy – Page 38 (abbreviated “Service of the Word”)
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 27:1-10
Hymn – 121
SERMON – Matthew 27:1-10 – “INNOCENT BLOOD”
Offertory – Offering
Prayer – Lord’s Prayer
Benediction
Closing Hymn – 112
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Matthew 27:1-10
(Wartburg Project Translation)

Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people reached the decision to put Jesus to death. 2They bound him, led him away, and handed him over to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
The End of Judas
3Then when Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he felt remorse. He brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders 4and said, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? That is your problem.”
5He threw the pieces of silver into the temple and left. Then he went out and hanged himself. 6The chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, “It is not lawful to put these into the treasury, since it is blood money.” 7They reached a decision. They met and decided to buy the potter’s field with the money, as a burial place for foreigners. 8So that field has been called “The Field of Blood” to this day. 9Then what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price the sons of Israel had set for him, 10and they gave them for the potter’s field, just as the Lord commanded me.”