The Politics of Pilate

The Politics of Pilate

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Jn.18:28-40 The Politics of Pilate28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the Praetorium, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover. 29 Pilate then went out to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?” 30 They answered and said to him, “If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him up to you.” 31 Then Pilate said to them, “You take Him and judge Him according to your law.” Therefore the Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,” 32 that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled which He spoke, signifying by what death He would die. 33 Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered him, “Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?” 35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” 37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” 39 “But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” 40 Then they all cried again, saying, “Not this Man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a robber. Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” 38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all. There is a new saying circulating in the media these days and it is the words “Politically Correct”. The connotation of these words suggests that it means or describes someone who is not willing to oppose anyone’s views or opinions about a particular matter.It also describes a person that really does not have any convictions about anything, and they will do what everyone else wants them to do, for fear of rejection or isolation. They will say what they think people want to hear, they will put up with whatever the world wants them to put up with, and they will always say what others want them to say, in order to be liked by all, accepted by all and embraced by all.This sermon series is one that will reveal the danger of being politically correct. It also shows us what happen to a man who lived his life in this manner.The child of God can learn from this message that Pilate’s of the world will never support you in the hour of your trial!The child of God can learn from this text that opposition to the witness of Jesus Christ is real and that unbelievers are on trial [this hour] for what they believe about ChristThe child of God can learn that many people will come into contact with Jesus, but very few will follow him and serve him.The Background of Pilate:The Resume of Pilate the governor: [A Political Figure]As a Politician He was the sixth in the order of the Roman procurators of Judea ( 26-36). His headquarters were at Caesarea, but he frequently went up to Jerusalem. His reign extended over the period of the ministry of John the Baptist and of Jesus Christ, in connection with whose trial his name comes into prominent notice.Pilate was a “typical Roman, not of the antique, simple stamp, but of the imperial period, a man not without some remains of the ancient Roman justice in his soul, yet pleasure-loving, imperious, and corrupt. He hated the Jews whom he ruled, and in times of irritation freely shed their blood. They returned his hatred with cordiality, and accused him of every crime, maladministration, cruelty, and robbery. Lets pray
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 203.2 x 254 x 1.78mm
  • English
  • Large type / large print
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  • 1514305143
  • 9781514305140