In this episode, we continue our study of Jesus' conversation with Pilate in John 18.
“What Jesus does in response to Pilate’s mock is classic Jesus. He asks Pilate a question, and it’s a very perceptive question: 'Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?'”
“Jesus responds with humble truth, and it keeps slowly but surely cutting through every barrier Pilate puts up."
“At the end of John 19, as you look back at their conversation and relationship, what is so striking is that Jesus has been king of the conversation. He’s been the ruler, the steady and calm one...."
Artwork: Detail from Derision of Christ by Emile Bernard (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)