Easter Supper – The Suffering of Jesus

The Suffering of Jesus

At the conclusion of the “trial” by the Jewish religious leaders, we are told that then they began to spit in Jesus’ face and beat him with their fists. And some slapped him, jeering, “Prophesy to us, you Messiah! Who hit you that time?”

Christ was being physically abused for who He was. He had brought hope, healing, and life to many different people, and now His life was being slowly taken away from Him. Jesus’ love for us was so strong, that He chose to go through this suffering for us. He did not fight, hide, or run from it.

Matthew 27:26-31

But he had Jesus whipped, and then handed over for crucifixion.

The Crucifixion

27-31 The soldiers assigned to the governor took Jesus into the governor’s palace and got the entire brigade together for some fun. They stripped him and dressed him in a red toga. They plaited a crown from branches of a thornbush and set it on his head. They put a stick in his right hand for a scepter. Then they knelt before him in mocking reverence: “Bravo, King of the Jews!” they said. “Bravo!” Then they spit on him and hit him on the head with the stick. When they had had their fun, they took off the toga and put his own clothes back on him. Then they proceeded out to the crucifixion.