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Jesus' trial before Pilate

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After being condemned by the Jewish leaders, Jesus faced a trial before the Roman ruler, Pilate. This happened to fulfill the words he had spoken, about the death he would die. Pilate was not interested in Jewish religious questions, but in the end he handed Jesus over to be crucified, and freed a murderer in his place. This passage shows us the path that the Saviour took to the cross - and a marvelous picture of the good news for sinners.

Passages:Mark 15:1-15
Date:November 21, 2010
Series & Preacher:Gospel of Mark, David Anderson (Grace Baptist Church, Eldoret, Sunday Morning)
Tags:barabbas, death of jesus, final week, mark, pilate, trial of jesus
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Mark 15:1-15

1And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. 2And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it. 3And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. 4And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. 5But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled. 6Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. 7And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them. 9But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? 10For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. 11But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. 12And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews? 13And they cried out again, Crucify him. 14Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. 15And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. (KJV)

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