In our Journey through John, we have come to the crucifixion, the focal point of all redemptive history. Last week, we walked through the arrest of Jesus by a mob of three unlikely partners. Jewish Temple Guards, a group of Pharisees and a cohort of up to 600 Roman soldiers, who arrested Jesus and they brought him to Annas – a mobster-like leader who put Jesus through a sham trial which broke multiple Jewish laws.
In the midst of the trial, Peter denied his Lord three times, a shocking turn of events from a man who claimed he would die for Jesus.
Our passage this morning leads us into the heart of Rome, Jesus will be taken before Pilate the Governor. We will begin where we left off last week, John 18:28.