Today‚Äôs message text arises from John 13: 33-37. In this passage, Jesus stands before Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea. Jesus had already been arrested and accused by the Jews. Now Pilate must decide if Jesus is worthy of death. In Roman times, anyone who declared themselves king against the authority of Caesar could be put to death as a traitor. This is why Pilate asked Jesus if he was a king, King of the Jews. Jesus responded in a roundabout way, using clever rhetoric, and thus engaging Pilate in further conversation. Finally Jesus said that “[m]y kingdom is not of this world . .Read More →