See No Evil…

  1/20/14 “And Pilate said to him, ‘What is truth?’ After this he went out again to the Jews and said to them, ‘I find no grounds for a charge in him.’” (John 18:38)   “Pilate then summoned the chief priests and the leaders and the people, saying to them, ‘You brought me this man… Read More

Marvelling at Christ

“Then Pilate said to him, ‘Don’t you hear all of the things of which they are accusing you?’ Yet, he gave no answer to him, not even to one word, to the point that the Governor was quite amazed.” (Matthew 27:13-14) “And Pilate again asked him, saying, ‘Will you not answer? Look how many charges… Read More

Assumptions and Accusations

“But when the charges were made against him by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.” (Matthew 27:12)   “And the chief priests brought many charges against him.” (Mark 15:3)   We have already seen Jesus’ using silence when he is confronted with these false charges. Note that the word here is… Read More

Blasphemy!

“Then the High Priest rent his garments, saying, ‘Blasphemy! What witnesses yet do we have to have? Behold, you have now heard blasphemy! What do you rule?’ And they replied, ‘He is liable to death.’” (Matthew 26:65-66)   “Then the High Priest rent his tunic, saying, ‘What witnesses yet do we have to have? You… Read More

Time, Time, and What We Do with Our Time

“And, when the day came, the Elders of the people gathered with the Chief Priests and the Scribes and they led him to their Sanhedrin.” (Luke 22:66)   “And they led Jesus away to the High Priest and all of the Chief Priests, the Elders, and the Scribes.” (Mark 14:53)   The scriptures record that… Read More

The Darkest Night — Peter’s Denials & Jesus’ Trials Begin

“They led him to Annas first, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was the High Priest in that given year. It was Caiaphas who plotted with the Jews that it would be useful that one man die for the group. And Simon Peter followed Jesus in addition to another disciple. As that disciple was… Read More