Matthew 27:32-56 – “COME TO CALVARY’S HOLY MOUNTAIN”

Matthew 27:32-56 – “COME TO CALVARY’S HOLY MOUNTAIN”

Opening Anthem By Choir: “Without His Cross”
Liturgy – Page 15 (Communion Liturgy in its entirety – front of hymnal)
Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 53:4-6; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Matthew 27:32-56
Nicene Creed – Pages 18-19 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 106
SERMON – Matthew 27:32-56 –
“COME TO CALVARY’S HOLY MOUNTAIN”
Offertory – Offering – Prayer – Lord’s Prayer
THE LORD’S SUPPER – Page 21-23 (front of hymnal)
Choir: “Go To Dark Gethsemane”
Distribution Hymn – 117
Song of Simeon – Closing Prayer – Benediction (Pages 24-25)
Closing Hymn – 592
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Matthew 27:32-56
(Wartburg Project Translation)
The Crucifixion
(Mk 15:20-32; Lk 23:26-38; Jn 19:16-24
32As they were going out of the city, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon. They forced him to carry Jesus’ cross. 33They came to a place called Golgotha, which means, “The place of the skull.” 34They offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. 35After they had crucified him, they divided his clothing among them by casting lots. 36Then they sat down and were keeping watch over him there. 37Above his head they posted the written charge against him: “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”
38At the same time two criminals were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 39People who passed by kept insulting him, shaking their heads 40and saying, “You who were going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!”
41In the same way the chief priests, experts in the law and elders kept mocking him. They said, 42“He saved others, but he cannot save himself. If he’s the King of Israel, let him come down now from the cross and we will believe in him. 43He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now, if he wants him, because he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44In the same way even the criminals who were crucified with him kept insulting him.

Jesus’ Death
(Mk 15:33-41; Lk 23:44-49; Jn 19:28-40)
45From the sixth hour until the ninth hour, there was darkness over all the land. 46About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
47When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “This fellow is calling for Elijah.”
48Immediately one of them ran, took a sponge, and soaked it with sour wine. Then he put it on a stick, and gave him a drink. 49The rest said, “Leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”
50Once more Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and he gave up his spirit. 51Suddenly, the temple curtain was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and rocks were split. 52Tombs were opened and many bodies of saints who had fallen asleep were raised to life. 53They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection, went into the holy city, and appeared to many people. 54When the centurion and those who were guarding Jesus with him saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were terrified and said, “Truly this was the Son of God.”
55Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and who had served him were there watching from a distance. 56Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.