Tag Archives: Pontius Pilate

Where Do You Come From, Jesus?

Jesus went to the cross willingly, according to the will his Father in heaven. His purpose was other-worldly. His purpose was divine and eternal and gracious toward a world which didn’t even know what it was doing. Pilate couldn’t understand … Continue reading

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Eternal King

We are very focused on what happens in this world. Jesus taught us to focus on what is eternal. Jesus’ position as King is eternal and heavenly. Jesus will be King long after this world comes to an end. So … Continue reading

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Innocent Man

I’m forever grateful. He who had no sin became sin for us. As much as this pains us, it is our salvation. Jesus the innocent man was sent to be crucified. Pilate found him innocent and Herod concurred: Jesus had … Continue reading

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Strange Justice Handing Him Over

It’s not surprising that Pilate released Barabbas instead of Jesus – he’s the Roman ruler who asked Jesus, “what is truth?” in John 18:38. In his world, truth is a variable. Depending on the situation, truth could be shaped and … Continue reading

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Kingdom Not Of This World

The chief priests had no right to execute anyone under Roman law (John 18:31).  They had found Jesus guilty, yet their verdict had no impact without Roman authority.  Therefore, the chief priests and elders bound Jesus and led him to … Continue reading

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