Tag - Pilate

You’ve Got That Right!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 19:5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” O-bservation: Pilate, who gave the order to crucify Jesus, found it hard to do, not because he had a special affection for Jesus, but because he really didn’t find anything that Jesus had done wrong. Much less wrong enough to deserve crucifixion. So he had Jesus flogged and then placed a crown of thorns upon his head in mockery to appease the Jewish leaders, then brought him out to present him...

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The Gutless Governor

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 18:38 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him. O-bservation: While Jesus was responding to Pilate’s questions, He concluded by saying, “Anyone who is on the side of truth listens to me.” Pilate (the Roman governor of Judaea) balked at that and said in frustration, “What is truth?” Then, he stormed out of the room and spoke to the Jews, and said, “I find no fault in this man.” He should be called “The...

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It Wasn’t Quite Enough

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Matthew 27:66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard. O-bservation: The day after Jesus was crucified and laid in Joseph’s tomb with a big rock stationed in front of the tomb, the chief priest and some Pharisees went to see Pilate. They told him about Jesus' declaration that He would rise from the dead after three days in the tomb. Pilate said, “Go make the tomb as secure as you can and place a guard there.” So that’s what they did. A-pplication: These were...

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Don’t Forget Where It Comes From

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 19:11a Jesus answered, "You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above." O-bservation: Pilate had just threatened Jesus with his demonstrative way of trying to show Jesus that he could have Him killed. Jesus let him know any power he had came from HIS Father in heaven. A-pplication: In my life, I've had the privilege of traveling over 3 million air miles! The Lord has blessed me by allowing me to meet so many wonderful and not so wonderful folks. I say "not so wonderful" because it's usually...

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How Absurd

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. O-bservation: Pilate was the governor of Judea from 26 AD to 36 AD. Certainly none of us would have even perhaps read his name in history. However, he had the audacity to have the Son of God flogged and later crucified. A-pplication: Very rarely is any governor of any region ever remembered for any of his or her deeds. That's a good thing. The nature of their job is managerial, not visionary. The King, the President, and the Prime Minister are positions of real vision. Governors...

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