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Psalm 98:2

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Good Words…

…to encourage and extol.

And with many other words John exhorted the people and proclaimed the good news to them.    Isaiah 40:8

 

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Piercing Questions

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It seems like the same questions keep being asked.  Since Jesus walked on the earth people have asked who he was.

He was tried by the religious leaders of the time, who asked him to declare who he claimed to be.

But Jesus remained silent.

 The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”

“You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?”

 “He is worthy of death,” they answered.

 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him and said, “Prophesy to us, Messiah. Who hit you?”

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He was asked by the Roman government, who under Pilate, washed his hands of the problem.

Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

“You have said so,” Jesus replied.

Matthew 27:11

 

Then the question was asked of the people.

But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.

“Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor.

“Barabbas,” they answered.

“What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked.

They all answered, “Crucify him!”

“Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.

But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”

 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”

All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”

Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

Matthew 27:20-26

 

Today the question of who Jesus is, is still in the hands of every breathing person.  If Jesus was in front of you right now he would ask, “Who do you say the I am?”  Would you answer him?  Would you realize his sacrifice was for you?  He didn’t have to obey his Father into his own death, but he did it willingly so you could be forgiven and saved.  The spotless lamb was pierced by the thorns as the last sacrifice for all time.

What will be your answer?

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