WE HAVE NO KING BUT CAESAR! (John 19:12-16)

Mark Bernthal, March 11, 2018
Part of the Lent series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

IRONY OF THE PASSION
Sermon Text: John 19:12-16
WE HAVE NO KING BUT CAESAR!
I. These words ended Pilate’s hope
of setting Jesus free.
II. These words are a sad commentary
on life without faith.

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John 19:12-16

12And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. 13When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! 15But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priest answered, We have no king but Caesar. 16Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. (KJV)

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