Sermon: The cross and the crown – John 18:38-19:16

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In this passage, Pontius Pilate goes through a range of emotions and opinions as he questions Jesus. He goes from mocking Jesus, to trying to pardon Jesus, to having Jesus flogged, to fearing Jesus, to proclaiming Jesus’ innocence, to ultimately having Jesus crucified. This passage also returns to the theme of kingship where we see that Jesus is the king who suffers. 

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