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John 18:33-37

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Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?" Pilate replied, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?" Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here." Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."

John 18:33-37
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    • Pontius Pilate has gone down in history as the man who put Jesus to death. Yet Pilate did not find Jesus guilty but sent Him to Herod for judgment. Jesus says His kingdom is not from this world but that those who believe in Him will hear and listen to His voice.
    • Jesus, in the midst of all the noise and distractions of this world we find it hard to hear your voice. Open our ears Lord that we may hear and take account of your word.
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    • Lord, that is a strange question you asked Pilate: /Do you ask this on your own?/ It pushes me back to my own piety: is it springing from the needs of my own heart, or is it second-hand, asking questions and taking answers out of books and sermons? Let me belong to the truth, listen to your voice and answer you not with borrowed thoughts or emotions, but with the gropings, however ill-formed, of my own heart.
    • The red carpet for Jesus is the tattered flooring in a poor house, and the crown is the headache he got from the sufferings of his people. In Jesus, the king, we are all brothers and sisters in the image of God. God is so big that we're all like him. What does that mean now? This is the big act of faith that we will soak ourselves in for the next few weeks; that God became one like us, one of us, born, lived, suffered and died like the rest of us. The real God is found in real people.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • Lord, that is a strange question you asked Pilate: /Do you ask this on your own?/ It pushes me back to my own piety: is it springing from the needs of my own heart, or is it second-hand, asking questions and taking answers out of books and sermons? Let me belong to the truth, listen to your voice and answer you not with borrowed thoughts or emotions, but with the gropings, however ill-formed, of my own heart.
    • The red carpet for Jesus is the tattered flooring in a poor house, and the crown is the headache he got from the sufferings of his people. In Jesus, the king, we are all brothers and sisters in the image of God. God is so big that we're all like him. What does that mean now? This is the big act of faith that we will soak ourselves in for the next few weeks; that God became one like us, one of us, born, lived, suffered and died like the rest of us. The real God is found in real people.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • Lord, that is a strange question you asked Pilate: /Do you ask this on your own?/ It pushes me back to my own piety: is it springing from the needs of my own heart, or is it second-hand, asking questions and taking answers out of books and sermons? Let me belong to the truth, listen to your voice and answer you not with borrowed thoughts or emotions, but with the gropings, however ill-formed, of my own heart.
    • The red carpet for Jesus is the tattered flooring in a poor house, and the crown is the headache he got from the sufferings of his people. In Jesus, the king, we are all brothers and sisters in the image of God. God is so big that we're all like him. What does that mean now? This is the big act of faith that we will soak ourselves in for the next few weeks; that God became one like us, one of us, born, lived, suffered and died like the rest of us. The real God is found in real people.