Last week Jesus was on trial with the religious leaders. Tonight Jesus is before the political leader. We talk a lot about what Jesus has to say about religion, but tonight we’re going to talk about Jesus’ relationship with politics. When Pilate asks whether Jesus is the king of the Jews, it is not a theological question. Pilate doesn’t care about Jewish prophecy, he wants to know if Jesus is political. Pilate asked a lot of questions. “Are you King of the Jews?” “Where do you come from?” “What is truth?” But perhaps the most important question was to the people, “Do you want me to release him?” And the people respond to this question by substitution. They want Pilate to substitute a guilty man for the innocent.
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