The person we look at this Sunday will be Pontius Pilate, considered a saint in some of the Eastern Rite churches. His part in the crucifixion trial of Jesus is related in all four gospels, although each has its own unique part of the story. Consequently we will be looking at a large number of relatively short scripture passages as we attempt to reconstruct a more complete account of Pilate's actions than is provided in any one of the gospels.
JOHN 18:28-31 Jesus Taken to Pilate from Sanhedrin
LUKE 23:1-2 Charges Against Jesus to Get Roman Attention
JOHN 18:33-38 Interrogation Concerning Kingship
LUKE 23:4-7 Jesus Sent to Herod Antipas
LUKE 23:11 Herod Sends Jesus Back to Pilate
JOHN 19:4-9 Pilate Fails to Convince Crowd Again
MATTHEW 27:19 Message from Pilate's Wife
JOHN 19:10-12 Blackmail Threat
MATTHEW 27:22-26 Reason Fails
We will consider two questions:
1. What does the Bible tell us about Pilate as a person?
2. What is the lesson for us?
Particularly in the first Bible Study you need to read these passages before Sunday so we have time to discuss the two questions.
Good news! Our Ladies' Prayer Group has resumed meeting. We're now getting together on the first Thursday of each month, changing meeting places each time. On Thursday, October 2, we'll gather at Annie Whitney's house, and we'd love for all ladies to join us. We'll each take a sack lunch, and we'll be together from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with devotionals, prayer, and lots of chatting being the agenda. Please join us!
Remember to mark your calendar for the first Thursday of each month!
I'm sure that, like me, you're loving Chad's sermons on Sunday morning. Sometimes, though, I like to review what he said, to get his inspiring messages really locked in. So I go to SERMON NOTES at the top of this page and read his sermon! I even like to print them out; however, that's just me. I like something in my hot little hand! Thanks, Chad, for preaching and for posting!
Cerrillos Community Church is a mission-minded faith fellowship. We sponsor several mission projects and would like everyone to know what they are. Please click on MINISTRIES at the top of this page and scroll down to MISSIONS. There you'll see all of our missions and a description of each. You'll be so happy that you're a part of mission activities here at C3!