Pilate’s Trial

Talk 5 of 8 in the Series Truth on Trial Talk 8 of 8 in the series Truth on Trial on John Chapters 18 and 19, given at St Andrews Cathedral in 2004 in the lead up to Easter.

The next talk in the Series is Jesus’ Trial


John 19:31-36

31 Pilate said, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.”

“But we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected. 32 This took place to fulfill what Jesus had said about the kind of death he was going to die.

33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

34 “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”

35 “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”

36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

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