Encounters - Part Four - Pontius Pilate


Pilate said, So you are a king? Jesus responded, You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.

What is truth? Pilate asked. Then he went out again to the people and told them, He is not guilty of any crime. But you have a custom of asking me to release one prisoner each year at Passover. Would you like me to release this King of the Jews?  But they shouted back, No! Not this man. We want Barabbas! (Barabbas was a revolutionary.)

John 18:37-40

What? Crucify your king? Pilate asked.

We have no king but Caesar, the leading priests shouted back.

Then Pilate turned Jesus over to them to be crucified.

John 19:15-16

What is keeping you from following Jesus?

PRIDE: You dont see your NEED for a SAVIOR because you dont think you need SAVING.

FEAR: Jesus might ask you to DO SOMETHING you DONT want to do.

COMPROMISE: You walk in YOUR WAY instead of His.

BOTTOM LINE: What will you DO with JESUS?