Our passage today cannot be found in any of the other Gospel accounts. Because it is unique to John’s Gospel, we know it was included to demonstrate that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that bay believing in Jesus, all may have life (John 20:30-31). In this passage, John shows the Creator of the universe bloodied and bruised, humbly and quietly standing in front of that which He created. In this moment, Pilate has a choice to make: release the man that he knows is innocent or shore up his job and placate the people by having that Man killed. In mockingly calling Christ the “King of the Jews”, Pilate inadvertently and ironically speaks beautiful truth as he judges and condemns Jesus to death. What will you do with Jesus?
About Pat Dirrim
Pastor Pat joined the Leadership Team in 2008 after having attended Grace Fellowship with his family since its inception in 2003. He and his family served as missionaries in Guatemala for a little over two years and Pat now serves as the Pastor for Students and Families at Grace Fellowship. Pat and Barb have seven children ranging in age from college students to middle school students. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Biblical Studies from RTS and enjoys doing CrossFit with family and friends in his home gym. They have lived in the Atlanta area since 1997.