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John 18:28-19:16

 John 18:28-19:16

Don’t Miss Your Moment of Truth!

July 11, 2010

Simon Goncharenko

21 FELLOWSHIP – SBC

OUTLINE


I.                   The sad consequences of rejecting the truth – both by Pilate & and the Jews – 18:28-19:16.

A.    Majoring on the minors – ceremonially clean while murdering an innocent man – the messed up moral compass of the Jewish leaders – 18:28-32, 19:15.

                                                              i.      Catching a speck . . . – not getting ceremonially defiled by entering a Gentile area – 18:28.

                                                            ii.      . . . While missing a camel – lying, false accusation, and murder – 18:29-32.

                                                          iii.      Swearing allegiance to a pagan emperor while rejecting the true Son of David – 19:15.     

B.     Placing personal security & advance above the TRUTH - Pilate wonders about truth while staring Him in the face – 18:33-40.

                                                              i.      Unexpected conclusion to interrogation – Pilate challenged with the truth – 18:33-19:16.

                                                            ii.      Missed opportunity – Pilate squanders his moment of truth – vv. 38.

C.     Finding no success apart from the truth (or lack of moral absolutes can never accomplish anything good) – Pilate – 18:39-19:16.

                                                              i.      It results in questionable methods – 19:1-6.

                                                            ii.      It produces fear & anxiety – 19:7-11.

                                                          iii.      It makes one spineless and ineffective in all he does – 19:12-16. 

II.                Don’t miss your moment of truth!

A.    Your eternity depends on it – future.

B.     Your quality of life depends on it – present.

 

What we do with the TRUTH affects not only our life on earth but also eternal destiny.