Kellie, Isabella, Isaiah, and Pastor Chris

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Daily Word April 21, 2011 - "The King"

John 19:16-22
So they took Jesus, 17 and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. 19 Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” 20 Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. 21 So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” 22 Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.”
When we left off last time, the Jews were telling Pilate that they had no king, except Caesar.  I claimed that this was a glimpse into their hearts.  But notice what Pilate does.  Having delivered Jesus to them to be crucified, marched him up the hill, and strung him upon the cross; he then has written above his head "King of the Jews".  This truth of who Jesus was, was inescapable.  No matter how hard they tried to run away from the truth of who he was, it continually was put in front of them.  Still today, the truth is inescapable that he was and is the King of God's people.

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