FBCWest 440 | Jesus before Herod and then Sent Back Again to Pilate
Recorded On: 02/28/2021
February 28, 2021
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him
must worship Him in Spirit and truth.”
Praise and Worship
SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 100
“This is What We Live For”
“I am Who You Say I am”
Proclamation of the Word
Message by Pastor Joe
“The Earthly Life and Ministry of Jesus the Messiah”
“Jesus before Herod and then Sent Back Again to Pilate”
PRAYER TIME / Time of Reflection
“You Loved Me Anyway”
Giving of Selves and Our Offerings
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
SPECIAL MUSIC – By Pru Hungate
Continued Praise and Worship
“Hello My Name Is”
“You Love Me Anyway”
Acknowledgements and Announcements
Luke 23:6 – 12
Jesus sent to Herod who was in Jerusalem but Jesus remains silent while questioned, and mocked
Luke 23:13 – 16
Jesus before Pilate who determines that he and Herod find no fault so Jesus is to be punished anyway
John 19:1 - 3
Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns
Pilate’s wife warns him not to have anything to do with Jesus
Mark 15:6 – 10
Pilate seeks to release Jesus, but
Crowd wants Barabbas instead
John 19:4 – 12
Pilate becomes fearful and attempts to release Jesus after hearing He is accused of calling Himself the Son of God
Matthew 27:24 & 25
Pilate washes his hands and crowd states Jesus’ blood on them and their children
John 19:13 – 15
Sentence is pronounced
Jesus handed over to be crucified
Transcript of Service
In our last message.
We saw that.
After Jesus had been tried by the sand, hedron and sent to pilot so that he might ordered Jesus's crucifixion.
Pilot, after examining him and finding no guilt in Jesus, looked for a way to get out of his circumstances, and when he found out that Jesus was a Galilean, he found an opportunity to have no longer anything to do with Jesus, and so he sends him to Herod for his.
Action and we find in Luke.
In other gospels where Herod then starts to examine Jesus and it says now, Herod was very glad when he saw Jesus for had wanted to see him for a long time because he had been hearing about him and was hoping to see some signs performed by him.
Now this is the Herod who decapitated John the Baptizer. Now John the Baptizer wasn't just a Prophet, he was the cousin of Jesus and when Jesus was doing his ministry there were there was thought by Herod that perhaps John had come back to life and so he was fearful of this so he wanted an opportunity to see Jesus and he then also wanted him to perform some sign.
Which means her it's done unlike many people leaving today.
They are interested as long as Jesus will perform some.
He'll perform some miracle. Either they are a founding member or a good friend becomes ill and they expect Jesus to perform miracles and to heal them. And if Jesus doesn't do so, then he really isn't God and they reject and they're looking for signs and miracles.
Jesus isn't looking to perform them, and to be a performance artist, he's there to produce faith.
Inherit is not going to be faving, and so Jesus doesn't perform any signs for him. Any question him at some length, but he answered him nothing. So Jesus is in participating in this trial at all. He just remains silent as the scriptures say that as a sheep remain silent before shears, so does the son of God. And so he says nothing. And the chief reason describes were standing there, accusing him vehemently.
So they are not satisfied with these, just remaining silent. They keep accusing him and bringing accusations they don't do this in a mindset of neutrality or communist, their their vehement. They want to see Jesus dead.
Inherit with his soldiers after treating him with contempt and mocking him, dressed him in a gorgeous robe and set him back to Pilate.
Doesn't render a judgment.
Herod simply mocks him along with the soldiers. They dress him in a in a beautiful Rove, mocking him as the King of the Jews, but do nothing further and so he basically send him back to pilot non virtual 12. It says. Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day for before they had been enemies with each other. Now it's not clear why that was. We can speculate. Maybe it had to do with that. Herod felt that by.
Pilot sending Jesus a Galilean to him he was acknowledging somewhat of his territorial jurisdiction and that made him feel comfortable with pilot or whatever. We're not told were just told at one point there was there was emnity between them, and now they're good buddies.
So after sending him back, we see.
Pilot in verse 13 says pilots summon the chief priests and the rulers of the people instead of them. You brought this man to me as one who incites the people to rebellion, and behold, having examined him before you, I have found no guilt in this man regarding the charges which you make against him again. Pilot reasserts that Jesus is not guilty.
He said he was not guilty before he sent him to Herod.
He's been back. He still finds out there is any further clarifies. Verse 15 says no nor has Herod, for he sent him back to us, and behold, nothing deserving death has been done by him. So Pilot says you've had three trials.
I've conducted mine. Harris conducted his two of us have found him not guilty, not worthy of death.
Now this is where I then kind of disagree with the other people. A lot of people thought and assert that Jesus could scourge before hand.
The reason I don't think so is 'cause Jesus keeps being sent back and forth and after getting scourge, it's kind of difficult on your body. Second, I view pilot's trying to figure out how to get out of this situation. So now I think what he's thinking is if I punish him. If I scourge him, that'll be sufficient for them, and then I can walk away from this. I don't have to condemn him to death. So Pilar then took Jesus and scourge him.
I find the Gospel writers interesting.
Every sermon I've ever heard in every movie I've ever watched on the crucifixion will.
Inside your emotions on this.
The password will talk about how the scourging with the cat of nine tails and how will rip the skin out an an. It's an emotional impact and I remember watching this movie now, and you know which one I'm talking about, but I won't say where Jesus is is being crucified and before this they show the scene where he's being searched.
Now I understand.
That that was an actor portraying Jesus and the movies will try to get you involved in the movie and whatever. And I get that. But there was a scene that affected me more than any other scene in the movie.
Anne, I'm not saying Jesus did or didn't do this, but it would be something that I would could see Jesus doing and that is when the actor is being bound at the post and he's being scourge in one of the strikes he falls over.
And he gets up and places himself back.
To be scourge continuing, and that is how I perceived Jesus that he took the scourging willingly and with full punishment he was going to take it all.
But the Gospel writers, he was purged, no attempt to get our emotion, no attempt to to get us to to react in such a way. It's even less than a newspaper account.
But we're also told.
Dead by his stripes.
We are healed.
Every time they that whip came down.
We were healed Amor.
He was inflicted with punishment and we were healed.
He was inflicted with punishment.
And we were healed.
So perhaps we don't need the emotion of the writer.
We can see in our own selves.
What he paid for and how we benefited.
And only this and the soldiers twisted together a Crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him, and they began to come up to him and say, Hail, King of the Jews. And they gave him slaps in the face.
Now if the only thing done to Jesus throughout this whole ordeal was for them to mock him and slap him in the face, that was more than we deserve.
Because if Jesus is the Christ and he is, and if he is the Son of God and he is then being treated this way is not only reprehensible, it is beyond belief.
But yet he took every single mock, every single slap. We won't even talk about the times that he's hit with reads and given a read as if it was a A.
Scepter been mock dress twice now with purple robes, a Crown of thorns on his head.
And he did that you.
And for me.
To say we don't deserve it.
Is putting it mildly.
Is the love of God.
Descriptor says before.
The God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son, that whoever might believe in him.
Will not perish, but have everlasting life.
We were told later by Paul.
That God demonstrated his love towards us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
God in wait for us to turn over a new leaf. He didn't wait for us to repent. He didn't wait. He sent his son to be abused and Scourge and slapped an mocked and eventually crucified.
Because he loves us.
We love to sing.
Jesus loves me this I know.
For the Bible tells me so.
And yes, Jesus loves me. And yes, Jesus loves you. And yes, the father loves you. And yes, the father loves me. But I want you to 'cause all too often in that Jesus loves me. We emphasize the meat.
Reinforced Jesus loves me.
You're not that lovable.
I'm not that lovable. I'm more lovable you, but you're not that level and I'm not that lovable.
And even in our best days we are not that much to write home about.
So it's when we say Jesus loves me, the me is a minor part.
It's Jesus loves.
Because it isn't what he did to show us. I love Jesus loves it is what God is and yet it because God is love. He demonstrates that love towards us.
And so Jesus is demonstrating his love for us, even though we don't deserve it.
Even though as we go on, we are going to find ourselves in the same place that often pilot was inherited was and those who are accusing Jesus and the soldiers and the past revise and the soldiers were going to see some part of who we are in this whole experience. We might even see as a part of who we are. Peter in the denial or Judas in the betrayal.
But yes, Jesus does love us anyway, because it's not about who we are but who he is.
God is love.
Verse 19 says, and while he was sitting on the judgment seat that's pilot his wife Cinema message, saying have nothing to do with that righteous man. Notice she didn't have any conversation with him.
For last night I suffered greatly in a dream because of him.
So she's warning her husband.
He's not someone you want to mess with.
I am fearful.
Yes, it came in a dream, but dreams can have some serious impact. Especially he's going.
Don't do this.
In the gospel mark, it says now at the feast he being pilot, used to release for them anyone prisoner whom they requested.
The man named Barabbas had been imprisoned with the Insurrectionist, who had committed murder in the insurrection. We also find out in another gospel he was also a thief, so.
I have this innocent man.
And I have an insurrectionist and a murderer and a thief. His name is rabbits, and I'm sure he's thinking if I give them the choice of these two men, they'll pick Jesus to release an I could do with my wife says and be done with this.
Now the interesting thing is the man who is the insurrectionist is named Barabbas.
We were told his name, I think for very important reason.
For you see Jesus.
Is Immanuel God with us? He is the son of God.
Bar in Hebrew means son.
ABBA means father.
The son of the father.
Versus the son of God.
Which one do you want?
The names are basically the same son of the father, the son of the father, wanna guiltless man, the other a guilty man?
In the crowd went up and began asking him to do as he had been accustomed to for them and pilot nonsense. Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews, for he was aware that the Chief priests had handed him over because of envy. So he knew exactly why Jesus was there.
Is because the chief priest didn't like who Jesus was and what Jesus was teaching.
So they want to get rid of him.
And so John again tells us Paula came out again and said to them, behold, I am bringing him out to you, so that you may know that I find no guilt in him.
And then Jesus came out, wearing the Crown of Thorns, and the purple row. See, that's why I think this is when he was scourge was because they placed the Crown of Thorns and the robe on him, and he's bringing an I'm sure what he's doing is saying. Here's an insurrectionist. Here's a man I've just scourge dive, just punished. I've just beaten. Certainly you will have sympathy on him.
Impala said them, behold, the man.
So he's presenting Jesus with a Crown of thorns and a purple role having been scourge.
And so the chief priests and the officer saw him. They cried out, saying, crucify, crucify, and pilot said to them, take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no guilt and guilt. And him and the Jews answered him. We have a law.
And by that law he ought to die, because he made himself out to be the son of God. No, he didn't make himself out to be the son of God. He is the son of God.
You see, these religious leaders don't have a clue.
And therefore, when Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid.
Now you know I don't find any guilt in this man. My wife sends me a message to have nothing to do with this man. And now the accusation is he's the son of God.
and so many times, that's exactly how people are. They're afraid to commit to Jesus because of what others might say or think.
Or what position they might lose?
Therefore, when Pilate heard the same and he was even more afraid, and he entered into the pretorium again, and said that Jesus, where are you from?
No, if you tell me Galilee.
I'll discount where are you from?
But Jesus gave him no answer.
So Pilate said to him, you do not speak to me.
Do you not know that I have authority to release you and I have authority to crucify you?
Pilot thinks he had he's in charge.
That's one of his problems.
He thinks he's in control a lot of times we think we're in control.
Wait more often than we probably ought to think.
And Jesus answered.
You have no authority over me unless it had been given you from above.
The only authority you have over me is 'cause God is permitting it.
Don't kid yourself.
And for this reason he who delivered me to you has the greater sin. Now I want you to notice something the people who delivered Jesus to him are one, Judith.
And the religious leaders.
And Jesus says they have the greater sin because of their participation. But notice he does not absolve Pilate.
They may have the greater sin, but Pilate is sinning.
As a result of this, pilot made efforts to release him, but the Jews cried out, saying if you release this man, you are no friend of Caesar. Everyone who makes himself out to be A King opposes Caesar.
So now they're they're threatening him, saying pilot, you're the governor here.
If you release him, we're going to tell on you were going to tell Caesar that you permitted a King to live.
For everyone who makes himself out to be a King opposes Caesar. Well, I thought that's kind of what they wanted. They wanted their own Kingdom. They wanted their own nation back.
I'm not going to read this, but the Gospel didn't tells us that Pilate washes his hands and says I am innocent of this man's blood.
He can say that and he can do that.
But he isn't innocent.
Of Jesus is blood.
In response, Matthew tells us and all the people said his blood shall be on us and our children.
What a prophetic statement.
His blood is on them because they cried out, crucify him and they are guilty and they are sinful.
But it is not a coincidence.
That this is happening.
Just prior to the Lambs being sacrificed for Passover.
For the blood on the doorposts and the lentil.
When God saw that the.
Angel would pass over and leave those inside harmless.
And the blood on Jesus, the blood of Jesus on us.
Renders us innocent.
Enters us protected.
We have been passed over from the sense previously committed.
Then he released Barabbas for them.
When it says, but after having Jesus curtsy hand him over to be crucified, now I don't think Jesus discouraged and then crucified. I think what the Matthew is trying to tell us is that Jesus was already punished.
He was scared that should have been sufficient. He was punished, but now he's been punished and condemned to Kruspe crucified.
John, the Gospel tells us, therefore, when Pilate heard these.
Words he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat. Eight place called the pavement.
But in Hebrew gabbatha.
Now was the day of preparation for the passel.
It was about a 6 hour phone 9:00 AM.
And he said to the Jews, behold.
Your King, so they cried out away with him away with him, crucify him.
And Pilate said to them, shall I crucify your King?
The chief priests answered, we have no King but Caesar.
So he then handed him over to them to be crucified.
He then sentence Jesus not only to die, but to die a horrendous death, and we'll talk about that later in coming weeks.
The Catholic Church.
Viewed the Jews as responsible for Jesus's death.
It was only a few decades ago that they officially forgave them.
The Catholic Church was wrong.
I will tell you who is responsible for Jesus's crucifixion.
And everyone who's been alive before and everyone who's been alive since.
Because it was for our sins, he went to the cross.
It was our sins that nailed him there.
It was our sins that cause.
Spirit of piercing side.
It was our sins that's cursed him. It was our sins that caused him to be marked to be slapped, to ridicules, to be beaten with reeds.
Who is our sense?
That van is going to come in a moment where things are reflection. You love me anyway.
And in the.
Transition of the song. It talks about that I.
In this way, from his brow.
And I am the thorns on his head, and I am the nails. The risk, and I am Judas kiss. I am all of those things.
And praise God that he loves me anyway, but it's not because it's me.
It's because of his love.
And his love for you.
We are all responsible for.
It's not this group or that group with that person. It's all of us.
But he willfully sacrificed himself as it said, Pilate had no authority unless it had been given.
Is this new that he would be obedient to the father even to the point of death because the father loves us and because Jesus loves us?
And so when we sing that you love me anyway, I want us to concentrate less on me.
On his love.
Because if it's true.
The weird judases kiss.
He still loves you.
If it's true and it is, we are responsible for pounding nails into him.
He loves us.
And we're going to see some amazing love.
On the cross.
We are so convinced that our sins are so terrible that God could know there could be no way God would love us.
Just as you don't understand how large God is and how we could create the universe by simply speaking, you don't understand how great gods love this because he just doesn't love. He is love and I keep saying that over and over because he is love. He doesn't just love, he is love. He is the definition of love. You look up love in the dictionary or define of. Even though there's no picture of God, a picture of God.
Because that defines love.
So it's not how great your sins are, it's how great his love is, and nothing you can do can separate you from that love.
And we see that.
In a tiny portrait of where the Gospel writers simply report to us what happened.
Without trying to manipulate us to doing that.
But they're telling us the story.
That we might respond in faith, not emotion.
And that is what I'm asking you to consider. Now he's not responding in emotion, but responding in faith, knowing that he loves you because he loves and all God's people said.
Stand with me as the band comes to sing.