Matthew 27:32-50

  1. What were the real sufferings of Christ?
    In what way are physical, mental and spiritual sufferings indicated here?
  2. What, if any, truth is there in the taunt of verses 41-43?
    Why did God not intervene?
    What is the meaning behind Christ’s own sense of desertion in verse 46?
    Can you hold this truth with that contained in 2 Cor. 5:19, ‘God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ’? See also 2 Cor. 5:21.