Sentenced to Death

THE GREATEST LOVE IS TO LAY DOWN ONE’S LIFE FOR ONE’S FRIENDS. JESUS CHRIST DID THIS FOR YOU. WILL YOU CHOOSE TO BE HIS FRIEND?

From The Darkness Into The Light

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Matthew 27:24–26 “Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified” (v. 26).

Ultimately, Pontius Pilate does not believe that Jesus wants to supplant the caesar and destroy the Roman Empire as an Israelite king. Several factors explain why he finds no fault in Jesus (Matt. 27:11–23). First, whether through outside sources or his own intuition, Pilate sees that Caiaphas and the other leaders seek Jesus’ death out of envy, not the truth (v. 18). Secondly, his wife has had a nightmare about the events transpiring (v. 19) and sees involvement in the death of Jesus as disastrous for Pilate. Finally, the response of Jesus Himself to His accusers strongly refutes their accusations. John’s gospel tells us that at one point in the trial our Savior assures Pilate that His kingdom is “not of this world”…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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