Jesus and Barabbas

September 13, 2015 ()

Bible Text: John 18:38-40 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church – Sept. 13, 2015 – Worship Service – Alan Conner

John 18:38-40

Jesus and Barabbas

Intro

A. PILATE AFFIRMS JESUS’ INNOCENCE (John 18:38).

B. THE ROLE OF BARABBAS.

1) The custom of releasing a prisoner.

2) The character of Barabbas.

a) Barabbas the robber (John 18:40).

b) Barabbas the insurrectionist/murderer (Mk. 15:7; Lk. 23:18-19).

3) Pilate’s plan.

4) The message from Pilate’s wife (Mt. 27:19).

C. THE CHOICE OF THE MOB (John 18:40).

1) The influence of the chief priests.

2) Irony.

D. APPLICATIONS

1) The choice of the world.

2) The Barabbas perspective.