Tom LundeenJanuary 17, 2021
Passage: John 18:28-35
Pastor Tom Lundeen
What did Jesus have to say to ordinary like you and me?
What did He do in lives?
In 2021 we live in a society and world dominated by post- thinking:
Objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to and personal belief…the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are .
Note John 18:38a
Jesus’ encounter with Pilate shows what happens when post- is embraced:
Note John 18:28-35
If there is no absolute truth in life to stand on, then it will be impossible to make decisions and judgments on nearly anything.
Note John 18:36-39; 18:40-19:3; 19:4-12a
Pilate was willing to the truth of Jesus’ innocence for what he perceived to the path of least resistance.
Compromise encourages us to turn a blind eye to what is true and the results can be .
Pilate had the truth in the universe staring him in the face, answering his questions, and challenging his pre-conceived notions and assumptions (note John 14:6).
Note John 19:19-22
Note Matthew 27:19
Note John 19:12-16 and Mark 15:15
The only truth that mattered to Pilate was that he was the Roman Governor of Israel and anything that his position and future needed to be dealt with decisively.
His selfish passions far his commitment to any kind of truth.
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