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Pilate tries to release Jesus

Pilate, Jesus, Barabbas and the crowd shouting 'Crucify Him'.
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And Pilate went out to the Jewish leaders and said, ‘Look I am bringing Jesus out to you, so you know I find no reason for an accusation against Him.’ – Slide 1
So Jesus came outside, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said, ‘Look here is the man.’ – Slide 2
When the Chief Priests and their officers saw Him they shouted out, ‘Crucify Him! Crucify Him!’ – Slide 3
Pilate said, ‘You take Him and crucify Him. Certainly I find no reason for an accusation against Him.’ – Slide 4
The Jewish leaders replied, ‘We have a law and according to our law He ought to die because He claimed to be the Son of God.’ – Slide 5
6	When Pilate heard what He said he was more afraid than ever and he went back into the Governor’s residence and said to Jesus, ‘Where do you come from?’ But Jesus gave him no answer. So Pilate said, ‘You refuse to speak to me? Don’t you know I have the authority to release you and to crucify you?’ – Slide 6
Jesus replied, ‘You would have no authority over Me at all unless it was given you from above. For the one who handed Me over to you is guilty of greater sin.’ – Slide 7
From this point on Pilate tried to release Him but the Jewish leaders shouted out, ‘If you release this Man, you are no friend of Caesar. Everyone who claims to be a King opposes Caesar.’ – Slide 8
When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside and sat down on the judgment seat in the place called the stone pavement (Golgotha in Aramaic). Pilate said, ‘Look here is your King.’ – Slide 9
When Pilate saw that he could do nothing but instead a riot was starting, he took some water, washed his hands before the crowd and said, ‘I am innocent of this man’s blood. You take care of it yourselves.’ – Slide 10
In reply all the people said, ‘Let his blood be on us and on our children.’ – Slide 11
Then Pilate released Barabbas for them. But after he had Jesus flogged he handed Him over to be crucified. – Slide 12
A free downloadable video of this story is available in several resolutions and in many languages from www.gnpi.org/media/the-global-gospel. – Slide 13