Series Pontius Pilate

A person whose name is widely known for his role in the passion of Christ, Pontius Pilate may be one of the least understood characters in the New Testament. Who was he? What pressures was he facing? What was behind his question about the nature of truth? This week, we will seek to discover these and other insights into the life of the Roman ruler who helped crucify the Son of God.

Dates March 14-18, 2016
# of Programs 5
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder
Text John 18-19
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Part 1 - 03/14/16

What is truth?

What is truth? Do you know who first asked that famous question? Well, today on Discover the Word, we begin a new study called “Pontius Pilate.” And you guessed it—Pilate was the one who, at Jesus’s trial, was confused and tormented by that question. Find out why on Discover the Word!

Part 2 - 03/15/16

How do we respond under pressure?

How do you respond under pressure? Hopefully not like Pontius Pilate. He released Jesus to the Jewish leaders for crucifixion to avoid an uprising. And to appease the emperor, Caesar. Today on Discover the Word, we will discuss how we too can respond the wrong way when caught between a rock and a hard place . . . depending on what . . . or Who . . . is our moral compass. A challenging discussion . . . today on Discover the Word!

Part 3 - 03/16/16

Do we compromise truth to keep the peace?

Building a coalition is good when we’re doing it for the right motive. Compromise is an important part of politics on many different levels. But today on Discover the Word, as we continue our look at Pontius Pilate, we will discuss how compromising truth in order to “keep the peace” is not a good idea. Join the discussion today on Discover the Word!

Part 4 - 03/17/16

“Leave this innocent man alone”

Pontius Pilate definitely felt pressure from two factions when deciding what to do with Jesus . . . Caesar and the Jewish religious leaders. But Pilate’s wife also presented a third option . . . which was to “leave this innocent man alone.” Today on Discover the Word, join us for another eye-opening conversation.

Part 5 - 03/18/16

How our decisions can shape our future

“You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth.” That famous line from a film can easily be applied to Jesus’s encounter with Pontius Pilate that the Discover the Word group is focusing on this week. Even when the Truth was standing right in front of him, Pilate couldn’t rise above the political pressure that influenced how he responded to Jesus. How did Pilate’s fateful decision shape the rest of his life and what lesson can that teach us? Listen today on Discover the Word!

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