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What Shall We Do with Jesus? - Part 2 (2 of 2)
Matthew 27: 22-32
A Trip to the doctor - Joke
A woman rushes to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out.
She rattles off, ''Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were blood-shot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my face! What's wrong with me, Doctor?''
The doctor looks her over for a couple of minutes, then calmly says, ''Well, I can tell you one thing . . . there ain't nothing wrong with your eyesight.''
Last week we looked at the switch from the Jewish trials with Annas and Caiaphas, to the Roman trial of Pilate and Herod. The Jews have arrested Jesus on charges of Blasphemy, and now they are crying out for Pilate to crucify Jesus! Pilate has tried to release Jesus, for he knows that for envy and jealousy the Jews are looking to execute our Savior. In response to this, Pilate sent Jesus to King Herod, hoping that he could rid himself of this predicament, but Herod only sent Jesus back to Pilate after mocking Him.
Now Pilate is back at it again! He has to come to a verdict. What will he do with Jesus? His wife has warned him not to have anything to do with this just, righteous man! But Pilate has all the religious leaders and the great mob of people crying out for the blood of Christ! He poses another alternative here. And that was the release of a prisoner that was customary at the Passover celebrations. He hoped the Jews would allow him to release Jesus, but they cried out for the release of a murderer, an insurrectionist, and a robber by the name of Barabbas. What will Pilate do now? He has offered to release the only perfect man who has ever lived, and that being our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! They reject his plea, and now he must make a decision. He looks at this great ...
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