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The Judge of the Universe was Judged: How God is Just and Merciful

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Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:1-16
Opening Prayer
Introduction
Exposition 1
Matthew 26:1 ESV
When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples,
Matthew 26:2 ESV
“You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”
Matthew 26:3 ESV
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,
Matthew 26:4 ESV
and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.
Matthew 26:5 ESV
But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.”

I. The Judge of the Universe was judged(1-5)

Exposition 2
Matthew 26:6 ESV
Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,
Matthew 26:7 ESV
a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table.
Matthew 26:8 ESV
And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?
Matthew 26:9 ESV
For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.”
Matthew 26:10 ESV
But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me.
Matthew 26:11 ESV
For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.
Matthew 26:12 ESV
In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial.
Matthew 26:13 ESV
Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

II. The Judge deserved the best (6-13)

Exposition 3
Matthew 26:14 ESV
Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
Matthew 26:15 ESV
and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.
Matthew 26:16 ESV
And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

III. The Judge was betrayed (14-16)

Conclusion
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