Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bonus Reading, John

The Arrest and Trial of Jesus          

Today's reading is the account of Jesus' last night, according to the Gospel of John.  Here Jesus is completely aware of what is happening and is, despite being under arrest, in even in control. He willingly presents himself to the soldiers to be arrested.  Then, under questioning from the high priest Caiaphas and then Pilate, Jesus confounds their expectations, eventually leading an exasperated Pilate to ask, "What is truth?"  In between these scenes, we have the heartbreaking scenes where twice Peter denies knowing Jesus.

Read John 18:1-40  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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