Jesus, being seized by the Sanhedrin, is now put before Pilate on trial for claiming to be “King of the Jews.” Despite clearly being innocent, the crowd will not be satisfied until Jesus is crucified. Pilate, being a politician, does not want public opinion against him and so he orders the crucifixion of Jesus. In this most significant act, Jesus displays perfect love and obedience as he offers up his life as a sacrifice for us. In Christ’s example we must acknowldege that it is through weakness that we find strength.
- Mark 15:1 - 39