Posts Tagged ‘I find no fault in Him’

John 18:33-40 For This Purpose

He wore both crowns with honor

Jesus is still before Pilate in our reading today. I wonder where “the other disciple” is at this point in time. Could he have been following along with Jesus? That would explain the increased amount of dialogue we have from John concerning Pilate’s questioning of Jesus. But the Holy Spirit could have just as easily have provided this information.

After questioning the religious leaders about why they brought Jesus to him, Pilate called Jesus into his headquarters for a private discussion. The religious leaders would not come in because they needed to remain clean to eat the Passover supper. They wanted Jesus dead but they weren’t willing to risk their own “holiness” in order to accomplish the task. Leave the dirty work to someone else. Did they really think they would escape their guilt this way?! They may not have carried the Read more »

Luke 23:1-8 An Unwilling Participant

Choose wisely which path to follow

We join Jesus before Pilate today. He was brought here from the council of the Sanhedrin. They had just rubber stamped the “trial” from the night before. They wanted the Romans to carry out sentence on Jesus, so here we stand, in front of Pilate.

We looked at this scene in Matthew and Mark’s gospels too. We will visit it one more time in John’s gospel. In Matthew we put ourselves in the scene at Jesus’ trial before Pilate. In Mark we looked at the illegality of this portion of Jesus trial and commented on the fact that Pilate was amazed by Jesus’ composure. I honestly don’t know where to go with our study today, so I’m simply going to talk about some of the phrases that I find interesting in Luke’s account. We will let God lead us from there, as He so often does. Read more »