John 19:1-15 

Pilate thought he had great power. Political leaders around the world, all through history, have thought the same thing. And looking at it short terms, through our human eyes, it seems true. In Pilate’s case, he was convinced he had the power to free Jesus or have Him crucified, simply because of who he was and the power he had as the Roman Procurator (think, “Governor”). But where did such authority come from? And, what bounds did Pilate – or the authority of any government – have? Join us as we peek at this controversial topic about the role and authority of government.