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  • I Believe In Pontius Pilate Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 13, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,274 views

    1. Jesus Christ humbled himself. 2. Jesus Christ surrendered himself. 3. Jesus Christ gave himself to save us.

    The Apostle’s Creed, which we are studying, is a creed of contrasts. Listen to the stark opposites to which we profess faith: “I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary.” From that great pronouncement of Christ’s uniqueness, ...read more

  • Pontius Pilate And The Passion

    Contributed by William Yates on Mar 15, 2004
    based on 112 ratings
     | 4,963 views

    Since the Passion has been released, critics have claimed that Mel Gibson presented too nice of a Pilate. So who was the real Pontius Pilate? This is what we examine in the text of this sermon.

    As you know, since the movie the Passion has come out there has been a storm of controversy. One of the points of controversy about the film is that Mel Gibson didn’t portray a Pontius Pilate that was malicious enough. So on pondering this, I decided to try to research who the real Pontius ...read more

  • Key Players In The Crucifixion: Pontius Pilate Series

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 29 ratings
     | 11,393 views

    Tonight we look at Pontius Pilate. The phrase “suffered under Pontius Pilate” is used in many a churches creed and has possibly been translated into more languages around the world than even the Bible. Even though he stepped onto the stage of human hi

    KEY PLAYERS IN THE CRUCIFIXION: PONTIUS PILATE TEXT: MATTHEW 27:1-2; 11-26 INTRODUCTION: Tonight we look at Pontius Pilate. The phrase “suffered under Pontius Pilate” is used in many a churches creed and has possibly been translated into more languages around the world than even the ...read more

  • Pilate's Perspective Of Jesus' Last Week

    Contributed by Michael Worker on Mar 29, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,938 views

    A view of the last week of Jesus life through the eyes of Pontius Pilate.

    It was the time of the Passover. Typically the Passover was a busy time in Jerusalem. For this reason, Pilate planned to spend several weeks in Jerusalem at this time of year. This year, Procula, his wife, wished to make the trip also, but Pilate refused her. "It’s too risky" he said, "The city ...read more

  • Suffered, Dead, And Buried Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,051 views

    The fourth phrase of the Creed: "Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried"

    SUFFERED, DEAD, AND BURIED TEXT: Matthew 27:27-31; Isaiah 53:1-9 So far in our look at the Apostle’s Creed, we have hit a lot of controversial lines. We have waded into the debates about God as “Father,” about the divinity of Jesus, and the Virgin Birth. This week, however, the phrase we ...read more

  • Jesus And Pilate

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Sep 11, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 5,499 views

    An examination of the meeting of Jesus and Pontius Pilate and the lessons that can be gained from their encounter, concerning the nature of civil authority and our relationship to it.

    The Jewish authorities wanted Jesus dead but were unwilling to kill Him themselves because they did not wish to lose favor with the common people who believed in Jesus. They wanted Rome to do it. They wanted Rome to take the blame. The evil Jewish authorities played Pontius Pilate like a fiddle ...read more

  • What Jesus Taught Us About Handling Trials

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Mar 16, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,132 views

    Sermon preached Easter weekend in the first person - pastor dressed in period costume as Pontius Pilate - and members of the congregation interacting as characters in the Easter story.

    Allow me to introduce myself to you. My name is Pontius Pilate. You probably know me as the Roman official who presided over the trial that ended with the sentence of crucifixion for Jesus the Christ. Being the governor of an out-of-the-way and insignificant Roman province like Judea was not ...read more

  • A Foot In Both Crowds

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Apr 12, 2003
    based on 57 ratings
     | 3,670 views

    Palm Sunday: We have a foot in both crowds - the one the praised Jesus on Palm Sunday and also the one that shouted, "Crucify Him." But Jesus willingly took on the Cross for our double-mindedness and hypocrisy. We are forgiven!!

    [Note: This is an original sermon. It is partially based on an outline provided in "Concordia Pulpit Resources" from CPH.] Our worship today started with the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem. There was a huge crowd there to receive Him. They shouted hosanna, hosanna – ...read more

  • Two Symbols Of The Passion

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Mar 20, 2002
    based on 158 ratings
     | 5,285 views

    The Palm Branch and the Scourge - what do they teach us about ourselves? About Christ?

    TWO SYMBOLS OF THE PASSION – THE PALM BRANCH AND THE SCOURGE Matthew 21:1-11, Luke 23:20-22 Today is Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week. What exactly is Holy Week? Holy Week is that special week in the church year that leads up to Easter. During that week we celebrate Maundy Thursday, ...read more

  • Stop, Listen, And Look

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Dec 9, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,159 views

    ADVENT 2(C) - Stop, listen, and look because God’s voice is calling out so that all mankind will see God’s salvation.

    STOP, LISTEN, LOOK LUKE 3:1-6 DECEMBER 8, 2002 LUKE 3:1-6 1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar--when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene-- 2during the ...read more

  • Why Jesus Died

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Feb 25, 2004
    based on 97 ratings
     | 2,106 views

    The question is not "who killed Jesus ?" but why did he die ?

    Why Jesus Died Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Acts 4:38 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, ...read more

  • 0406 Lent Vi (Palm Sunday): Suprising Vignettes Series

    Contributed by Mark Woolsey on Aug 23, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,680 views

    It might suprise you which of the people at the crucifixion really knew what was going on.

    Sermon: Suprising Vignettes Text: Matt 27:1-54 Occasion: Palm Sunday Who: Mark Woolsey Where: Arbor House When: Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 Where: TI Morning Prayer When: Friday, April 8, 2005 Where: Providence REC When: Sunday, April 9, 2006 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my ...read more

  • The Architect Of The Cross

    Contributed by Phil Morgan on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 192 ratings
     | 15,421 views

    Who was ultimately responsible for Jesus going to the Cross?

    "The Architect of the Cross" Introduction: I was reading through this week from Matthew chapter 21 the account of Jesus entering into Jerusalem in triumph - the event that we celebrated last week on Palm Sunday - and my attention was drawn to verse 10, where it says: "And when He had come ...read more

  • Skepticism Or Commitment? Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,327 views

    You can read "What is truth?" as cynical skepticism, as playful intellectualism, as the plaintive cry of a battered soul, or as the hopeful sound of a hungry heart.

    It was our first Thanksgiving on our own; always before we had traveled to our parents, but now, with a baby in the house and with other responsibilities, we had elected to do it our own, complete with a full-fledged roasted turkey. Margaret had done a magnificent job. Brother turkey presented ...read more

  • We're All In This Together

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on May 9, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,766 views

    how we need to pray for each other and work together under the grace of God as we preach the Gospel

    May 11, 2003 Acts 4:23-33 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord, you made the heaven and the earth and ...read more