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John 19

August 23, 2008

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

12 thoughts on “John 19”

  1. jON

    Jn19:1 “Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him.”

    what a mouthful in so few words. just 7 of them, yet, if you know what they mean, they set the tone for this powerful, amazing, and truly humbling scene.

    it’s hard to put into words how this chapter has affected me this morning. so good, yet so painful to read. i think i’m going to process this for a day or so before i speak more…

    but i will throw this out there. v.15b “…The chief priests answered, ‘We have no king but Caesar.'”
    i was struck by the truth of this statement coming from the chief priests. a statement that resounds and reveals the heart of the religious and poilitcal nation of israel. the follow through and effects of a decision that was made as far back as 1 Sam.8:7, when israel rejected god as their king and demanded a human be put over them.

    in jesus, i believe god found a solution for both desires. for god’s desire to be ruler and for our human desire to have one like us over us.

  2. jON

    Jn19:1 “Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him.”

    what a mouthful in so few words. just 7 of them, yet, if you know what they mean, they set the tone for this powerful, amazing, and truly humbling scene.

    it’s hard to put into words how this chapter has affected me this morning. so good, yet so painful to read. i think i’m going to process this for a day or so before i speak more…

    but i will throw this out there. v.15b “…The chief priests answered, ‘We have no king but Caesar.'”
    i was struck by the truth of this statement coming from the chief priests. a statement that resounds and reveals the heart of the religious and poilitcal nation of israel. the follow through and effects of a decision that was made as far back as 1 Sam.8:7, when israel rejected god as their king and demanded a human be put over them.

    in jesus, i believe god found a solution for both desires. for god’s desire to be ruler and for our human desire to have one like us over us.

  3. I also find this chapter painful to read. It seems like the longer I’m a Christian the more painful it is.

    I hadn’t thought about it before you mentioned it Jon, but for the chief priests to say, “we have no king but Caesar” is appalling and really does reveal their heart.

  4. I also find this chapter painful to read. It seems like the longer I’m a Christian the more painful it is.

    I hadn’t thought about it before you mentioned it Jon, but for the chief priests to say, “we have no king but Caesar” is appalling and really does reveal their heart.

  5. v.11 “Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”

    Interesting that some sins are greater than others.

    Also interesting that both Jesus, and later Peter (Acts 2:36), put the responsibility of Jesus’ crucifixion on the Jews, not the Romans.

  6. v.11 “Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”

    Interesting that some sins are greater than others.

    Also interesting that both Jesus, and later Peter (Acts 2:36), put the responsibility of Jesus’ crucifixion on the Jews, not the Romans.

  7. v.7-9 The Jews insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.” When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.

    Since Pilate was still trying to free Jesus, the Jews moved from political reasons to religious reasons to persuade him. Pilate would probably have heard of Jesus’ miracles and now he hears that Jesus claimed to the Son of God. It seems that Pilate is suddenly worried that Jesus is indeed more than a man so asks Jesus where he comes from. But it is futile in the end Pilate caves into the pressure of the Jewish leaders.

  8. v.7-9 The Jews insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.” When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.

    Since Pilate was still trying to free Jesus, the Jews moved from political reasons to religious reasons to persuade him. Pilate would probably have heard of Jesus’ miracles and now he hears that Jesus claimed to the Son of God. It seems that Pilate is suddenly worried that Jesus is indeed more than a man so asks Jesus where he comes from. But it is futile in the end Pilate caves into the pressure of the Jewish leaders.

  9. v.18 Here they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.

    The gospel writers spare us the details of how painful this form of death was. God does not play with our emotions.

  10. v.18 Here they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.

    The gospel writers spare us the details of how painful this form of death was. God does not play with our emotions.

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