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Who Do You Say That He Is? (6 of 7)
Series: The Power of the Gospel
A precious sister in the Lord came to me and asked me this:''Pastor how is it that they were singing and praising God for Jesus when He rode into Jerusalem one day and a few short days later yelled out ''Crucify Him!''?
Let's take a look at that portion of scripture. Remember it was the MULTITUDES who cried out Hosanna to the Son of David! Hosanna in the Highest!'' The multitudes consisted of:
In Matthew chapter 27.
20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered and said to them, ''Which of the two do you want me to release to you?'' They said, ''Barabbas!'' 22 Pilate said to them, ''What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?'' They all said to him, ''Let Him be crucified!'' 23 Then the governor said, ''Why, what evil has He done?'' But they cried out all the more, saying, ''Let Him be crucified!''
NOW LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE WORD WITH ME:
In Jerusalem, there were basically 3 types of people:
1) Those that believed He was a PROPHET
2) Those that believed He was the Messiah (King - Luke and John's version)
3) The Non-believer
In Matthew 21, He is the PROPHET.
In Matthew 27:22 Pontius Pilate says, ''What then shall I do with Jesus WHO IS CALLED CHRIST. In other words, by some groups this Jesus of Nazareth is called Christ (or Messiah), but not necessarily by me…
Did you know that you can see a progression in scripture of Pilate's own view of Jesus?! (this is a character study of Pilate).
1. There is an interesting exchange between Pilate and his wife. Pilate's wife sends him a message ''Don't have anything to do with this innocent man…''
2. Pilate confronts Jesus and asks Him ARE YOU THE KING OF JEWS? So Jesus said to him, ''It is as you say.''
3. Then when Pilate gives the crowd the opportunity to choose either Barabbas or Jesus, who is c ...
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