The Rich Ruler’s Trial

Talk 8 of 8 in the series: Truth on Trial on John Chapters 18 and 19, given at St Andrews Cathedral in 2004 in the lead up to Easter.

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Sermon Outline

  1. The Burial Problems
  2. Joseph of Arimathea
    • disciple
    • secretly for fear
    • asked Pilate
  3. Nicodemus
    • come to Jesus at night
    • one of them
    • came bringing
  4. The Burial of Jesus
  5. The Significance
    • two men face a trial
    • preparation for resurrection
    • fulfilling prophecy

John 19:38-42

The Burial of Jesus

38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.[e] 40 Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. 41 At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 42 Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

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