The Judge on Trial

STEVE McKENZIE   -  

November 7, 2021

Mark 15:1-20

OUR KING & JUDGE

  • Mark 14:61-62, Mark 15:1
  • Daniel 7:13-14

PILATE’S POWER & PASSIVITY

  • Mark 15:1-15
  • Political Maneuvering – let the crowd choose to release Jesus but this backfires.
  • Perception Without Conviction – Pilate perceived the agenda of of the religious leaders against Jesus but remained passive to act.
  • Chose Peace and Approval Over Truth – Pilate wanted to satisfy the crowd more than he wanted to do the right thing.
  • 1 Corinthians 1:23-24

THE MOCKING OF MAJESTY

  • Mark 15:15-20
  • The Scourging, beating, and mockery by a battalion (600 men) of Roman soldiers.

APPLICATION

  • False Understanding – would end on the the jealously of the religious leaders, the passivity of Pilate, the people turned into a mob.
  • True Understanding – will end by focusing on Jesus. Why did he suffer to such a degree. Jesus was not a victim of these circumstances. He was a volunteer who chose to lay down his life to save many!
  • John 10:14-18