This last Sunday Wess spoke on John 18, Pilate’s conversation with Jesus, and how we recognize truth:
Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?’ Pilate replied, ‘I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?’ Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.’ Pilate asked him, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.’ Pilate asked him, ‘What is truth?
*Note: There is a jump in the sermon just before the 10 minute mark. We cut a Q&A portion that was inaudible. *
- What stands out to you in this passage?
- How have you understood or experienced “truth” in your life?
- How might you respond to Pilate’s question?
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Also, check out Wess’s blog post for a more in-depth analysis of the text.