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Meet the Real Jesus
I want to talk with you this morning about the trial
of Jesus Christ. We are pursuing a series of studies
about the real Jesus. Not the Jesus of someone's
imagination. Not the Jesus of the unbeliever, but the
Jesus as He is presented for us accurately in the
pages of the New Testament.
Today we come to what I think is the most fascinating
aspects of the life of our Lord and that is the time
when Jesus Christ was put on trial.
There have been many famous trials. If you are old
enough to remember, I would say that all of you can
remember when the result came down of the O. J.
Simpson trial. I remember exactly where I was.
Probably you remember exactly where you were when the
jury verdict was rendered.
Probably some of you, if you are a little bit older
than that, remember the famous Nuremberg trials in
Germany. Probably none of us here today remember it,
but we remember reading about the famous monkey trial,
the Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee.
Famous trials, trials that changed the history of the
world. Changes that brought about a great impact upon
our nation and upon our world. This morning I am going
to take you far back beyond what you can remember, but
I'm going to take you to something about which you may
be familiar. I'm going to take you 2,000 years ago to
the trial of the Lord Jesus Christ.
What in the world does that have to do with us today
in the year 2,003, in modern America? Why study the
trial of the Lord Jesus Christ? You see, the trial of
the Lord Jesus Christ is very important. It can be a
life changing experience to study it.
A young lawyer in our city, when he was a young
lawyer, began to study the trial of the Lord Jesus
Christ and became convinced of the absolute perfection
and the absolute sinlessness of the Lord Jesus and His
adequacy to be the Savior of the world. The result of
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