I AM Week 16: Day 2

Pray and read

Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son into the world to rescue your people. As I anticipate the memorial of his death and resurrection this week, please reveal the sin in my heart and prompt me to repentance and faith. Give me joy in my salvation and hope in the kingdom of your Son. Read John 18:28-19:16.

Explore

What do make of the Jewish leaders’ case against Jesus before Pilate? Is it persuasive?

What do you make of Pilate’s engagement in the case? Do his actions fit with his conclusions about the legitimacy of the case? What do you think motivates him?

What do you make of Jesus’ responses to Pilate’s questioning?

Why is Jesus crucified, according to this passage?

Apply

Having read John’s gospel this far, who do you think Jesus is?

If you’re persuaded he is God’s king, have you turned and followed him? If not, do you want to find out more? What will you do about it?

If you already follow Jesus, how does his kingship affect you each day – In how you speak to others? In what you consume (watch, read etc)? In how you spend your money? In how you work?

Pray

Praise God for sending Jesus as his promised king. Ask God to grow you in love for him and loyalty to him. Ask God to grow you in obedience to him each day, putting off sin and putting on righteousness.

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