“You be the Judge” – A Resurrection-Morning Message

An exposition of Matthew 27:1-26. This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Resurrection morning, March 23, 2008.

One day you will stand before the Lord Jesus and you will be judged based on what you have determined about the claims of Jesus. Is he who he said he was or not? Is he the savior of the world or not? What will you say? One day you will give an account. Will you be able to live with the consequences of your decision?

  1. The religious establishment blinded by their own agenda responded to Jesus with disinterest. They dismissed his claims without any serious thought. They hated Jesus. They wanted him dead.
  2. Judas and His sentimental response proves to be wholly inadequate.
  3. Look at the response of Pilate. In Him we find that indifference frequently leads to that which is most expedient.

The trial of Jesus now puts you on trial. Where are you? Is your attachment to Jesus hostile, merely sentimental, or indifferent?

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