INTRODUC. LUKE, Dr. Samuel Lee
PILATE AND HEROD
Passage: Luke 23:1~12
Key verse: 2
1. He claims to be Christ, a king (1-5)
Before Pilate the Jewish leaders accused Jesus of sedition. They said that he opposed paying taxes (a lie--see Lk 20:25), and that he claimed to be a king. When Pilate asked him if he were king of the Jews, he said, 'Yes.' He affirmed his Messiahship and his spiritual kingship. The revolution he proclaimed was spiritual. Pilate knew this, and tried to set him free.
2. Pilate and Herod become friends (6-12)
When Pilate heard that Jesus was from Galilee, he found a chance to dodge responsibility. He sent Jesus to Herod. Herod was bored and tried to make Jesus entertain him. Finally, to mock both Jesus and the Jews, he dressed Jesus in an elegant robe and sent him back to Pilate. Herod and Pilate both knew that the Jews were lying, and neither of them wanted to be responsible for condemning Jesus.
Prayer: Lord, let your revolution take place in me and let your kingdom come in my heart.
One Word: Jesus is my Christ and King