Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The whole truth

If you missed it, here's a link to the Sermon: The truth is...

Reading: John 18:28-40
  1. What was the time and what had been going on during the night? (18:1-27).
  2.  What concession did Pilate make to the Jews? (29) Why do you think that was? What was the Jews reply? (30)
  3. What did Pilate ask the Jews and how did they respond? Is there anything wrong with their answer? Why did the Jews demand Jesus be tried by Pilate? How does this fulfil Jesus’ words in 12:32-33? (32)
  4. What did Pilate ask Jesus? (33) Why did he ask that? How did Jesus respond?
  5. Jesus taught Pilate about his kingdom, what did He teach and what does this mean? (36)
  6. Why is Jesus’ kingship different from the kingship in the world? What does it mean, “All who love the truth recognise that what I say is true.”? (37)
  7. Why did Pilate ask, “What is truth?” (38) Did he stand on the side of truth? How did Pilate seek a compromise? (39) Why did he fail? (40)
  8. What can we learn from Jesus who was rejected by people? (Isa 53:3-5)