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As the Scriptures say…(42)

As the Scriptures say…(42)



No guilt in Jesus

Pilate went out again and said to them, “See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him” (John 19:4)


Things prior to this point

  1. Pilate found no guilt in Jesus after having a private interaction with Jesus in his headquarters (John 18: 33-38)
  2. Pilate sought to release Jesus in accordance with the Jewish custom at the Passover (John 18:39)
  3. The chief priests and the Jewish religious officers asked for the letting go of Barabbas a robber instead (John 18:40)
  4. Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a wooden handle with leather thongs, the end of each leather thong has pieces of bones or metal. Afterwards, Jesus was put on a crown of thorns and purple robe (John 19:1-3)
    1. So that the Jews might have pity on Jesus
    2. So that he (Pilate) himself could release Jesus on the Jewish religious leaders’ request


Pilate went out again…

  1. This is the third time Pilate went out (of his headquarters) to the Jewish religious leaders (John 18:29, 18:38, John 19:4)
  2. Three times, Pilate sought to have no part in dealing with Jesus; Pilate said to the chief priests and other religious leaders that
    1. They should judge Jesus by their own law (John 18:31)
    2. He himself found no guilt in Jesus (John 18:38)
    3. He actually found no guilt in Jesus (John 19:4, 19:6)
  3. Jesus once again stood guiltless before Pilate


See, I am bringing him (Jesus) out to you

  1. This time, Pilate did not come out alone to talk to the Jews
  2. He brought out Jesus to the Jews, caricaturing Him as their King
  3. The fellow Jews then saw with their own eyes Jesus with the wounds of the beatings all over His body
  4. They must have understood that Pilate’s mockery of Jesus was also an obvious insult on them as a people


That you may know that I find no guilt in him

  1. Pilate wanted the Jews to know that he found no guilt in Jesus
  2. This was what all the Jews there must know for sure.
  3. Let us always stay confident that Jesus the sinless died in our place for our salvation (2 Cor. 5:21)
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