Summary of passage: So Pilate brings Jesus out, placing him on the judgment seat, and the people demand he die so Pilate reneges. Jesus carries his cross to Golgotha.
12) God’s judgment is just; Pilate’s is unjust.
13) God’s people are to sacrifice a lamb to commemorate God’s judgment on the Egyptians and their gods and their rescue out of Egypt. Jesus will take away the sin of the world as the Sacrificial Lamb. It will be the ultimate judgment on unbelievers and the ultimate salvation and justification with God.
14) Personal Question. My answer: There are no words. Worshipful. In awe. Eternally grateful.
Conclusions: I think there is so much more to this we could have dived into.
End Notes: Pilate caves to political pressure. He sits Jesus on the judgment seat who is about to judge all of mankind. The Lamb of God is ready for sacrifice on Passover. Pilate is the one actually on trial. He refuses to free an innocent man and condemns him to death based on the crowd.
Mark and John disagree on the time here. It is possible it’s a copyist error or John may have been using Roman time, which means Jesus was before Pilate at 6 am and crucified at 9 am.
Again, it was Roman custom to carry the crosspiece to the place of execution.