Of Kings and Kingdoms


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Of Kings and Kingdoms

  1. 1. The Gospel of John:<br />“Believe”<br />
  2. 2. John 19:34-35<br />[34] But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. <br />
  3. 3. John 19:34-35<br />[35] And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe. <br />
  4. 4. A Clash of Powers<br />
  5. 5. A Clash of Powers<br />1) Power of the Jewishleaders.<br />
  6. 6. A Clash of Powers<br />2) Power of the Romans.<br />
  7. 7. A Clash of Powers<br />3) Power of Satan.<br />
  8. 8. A Clash of Powers<br />4) Power of Jesus.<br />
  9. 9. John 18:33-37<br />[33]  Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” <br />
  10. 10. John 18:33-37<br />[34] Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?”<br />
  11. 11. John 18:33-37<br />[35] Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?” <br />
  12. 12. John 18:33-37<br />[36] Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; <br />
  13. 13. John 18:33-37<br />but as it is, My kingdom is not *of this realm.” [37] Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, <br />
  14. 14. John 18:33-37<br />“You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”<br />
  15. 15. John 19:8-12<br />[8]  Therefore when Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid; <br />
  16. 16. John 19:8-12<br />[9] and he entered into the *Praetorium again and *said to Jesus, “Where are You from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. <br />
  17. 17. John 19:8-12<br />[10] So Pilate *said to Him, “You do not speak to me? Do You not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?” <br />
  18. 18. John 19:8-12<br />[11] Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”<br />
  19. 19. Why Did Jesus Die?<br />1) Real forgiveness is costly suffering.<br />
  20. 20. Why Did Jesus Die?<br />2) Real love is a personal exchange.<br />
  21. 21. The Surprise Winner<br />
  22. 22. 1 John 1:7<br />[7] but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. <br />
  23. 23. 1 John 2:2<br />[2] and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.<br />
  24. 24. 1 John 3:16<br />[16] We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. <br />
  25. 25. Let’s be people that believe, and become part of His kingdom!<br />