Going Deeper into Respect: Week 1/Day 3

Everyone is Someone for Whom Christ Died

Prayer of Praise:

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.

Psalm 100:4

: exhibiting or marked by courage and daring
: supremely noble or self-sacrificing
: of impressive size, power, extent
: of great intensity : extreme
: of a kind that is likely only to be undertaken to save a life

God went to heroic measures to save us. It reveals His great respect for His children. Write a prayer of praise to God as your hero.

Return to your prayer of praise daily. Add to it as you feel led.

Day 3: Pontius Pilate

Read Mark 15:1-15

Pilate was the governor of Judea (Luke 3:1). What did Pilate have the power to do?

What did the Jews ask Pilate to do?

According to custom, the governor pardoned one criminal at Passover. What choice of prisoners did Pilate give them? What did he know about each of them?

What did Pilate do? Why?

Pilate only had evidence against one of the criminals. His job was to uphold the law, but he was more concerned with pleasing the crowd than doing what was right.

Jesus died for those more afraid of people than God. He died for those who did what was wrong, even when they knew what was right.

Before you judge Pilate too quickly, consider if you can identify with him  in any way? How?

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One thought on “Going Deeper into Respect: Week 1/Day 3

  1. Definitely something to think about on a daily basis!!! It’s amazing how eye opening it is when you as yourself these questions 😔

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