John 18:28-40

Christmas at St Helen’s Bishopsgate UK

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Not Myth but Merry

“For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world —to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” John 18:37

  1. Myth and Truth
    1. The facts of history
    2. The claim of Christmas
  2. Pontius Pilate
    1. outside the New Testament
    2. inside the New Testament
  3. Pilate’s Trial
    1. who is king?
    2. who’s in control?
  4. Claim of Christmas
    1. born
    2. come into the world
    3. purpose
  5. Pilate’s Response
    1. coward’s castle
    2. proves Jesus’ point

Dear God,

I know that I am not worthy to be accepted by you.
I don’t deserve your gift of eternal life.
I am guilty of rebelling against you and ignoring you. I need forgiveness.

Thank you for sending your son to die for me that I may be forgiven.

Thank you that he rose from the dead to give me new life.

Please forgive me and change me,
that I may live with Jesus as my ruler.    Amen

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