Because Jewish religious accusations held no sway with Roman governors, the Sanhedrin delivered Jesus to Pilate under the pretense of political crimes. Notice the number of times in our reading that Jesus is called “king of the Jews.”Pilate began the interrogation by asking Jesus whether He was indeed “the king of the Jews” (v. 2).
This Month | August 2015
The road of discipleship is risky, and often the risk lies in our flawed human nature. Many of us feel that somewhere on that road we may stumble and suffer defeat.
That’s exactly what happened to Mark. As a young convert to Christianity, he had the rare privilege of going on the first evangelistic journey with a well-known missionary. And Mark failed miserably! He abandoned the team before the…