Jesus Before Pilate
Scripture: Luke 23:1–23:25
Main Idea: Before the corrupt judges of this world we see a savior declared innocent willingly bearing the sentence of the guilty to free the guilty.
Main point #1: Jesus willingly gives himself over to the injustice at hand.
How does your belief in Jesus’s willingness as savior need to be changed by his rigging of the trial against himself?
Where do idols of comfort and prosperity need to be confronted by the God who incorporates this kind of suffering and injustice in his plan?
Main point #2: The corrupt courts confirm Jesus’s innocence and thus his ability to stand in the place of the guilty and accomplish something the guilty never could.
Has the offense of Jesus’s trial informed your offense at your own sin?
Where are you tempted to let your insufficiency outweigh the sufficiency of the innocent one in your place?
Main point #3: Jesus earthly trial foreshadows the result of the divine sentencing—Christ in place of the guilty so that the guilty may go free.
If our freedom comes like that of Barabbas what should our freedom look like?
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