We continue our study of the crucifixion as told by John, this time we learn that the crucifixion publicly displayed the King of Kings. Pilate unwittingly proclaimed this Kingship and providence has worked to use the evil of men to demonstrate a glorious truth. We took this entire sermon to examine the implications of Christ’s Kingship: what does it mean for the unbeliever, what does it mean for us. Join us as we learn about the King’s gospel, His ordinances, and citizenship in His Kingdom.
17 and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. 19 Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” 20 Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. 21 So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” 22 Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.” (ESV)