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What I Have Written, I Have Written

From the series Jesus Unfiltered - Testify

If you ever get to sit on a jury, it's super interesting to listen to the evidence and hear the testimony from witnesses. In this message, Chip lays out the evidence and let's us hear eye witness testimony in one of the most controversial trials in all of history. At the end, he'll ask you for YOUR verdict - is the accused innocent or guilty?

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I don’t know about you, but I often get the mail, and when you bring in the mail, you tend to shuffle through it. And every now and then you get an envelope. And the envelope on the corner says Jury duty.

Now, I understand we need good juries, but most of us don’t want to serve on them. But I have had the unique opportunity of serving on three. And if you get chosen for the jury, the judge will be very clear, “This is my role.” Then he will explain the attorneys and the defense attorney, prosecuting attorney.

And then they talk about the role of witnesses, the role of you as the jury, and then they will give a charge and they will say, “You twelve have the responsibility to come back with a verdict. He is being charged with this.” And then those classic words, “Can you find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt?”

And then you sit in a room with eleven other people and you listen to witness give testimony after testimony after testimony and you do two things: what are the facts? What are the implications of the facts? And then, what is the verdict? What is true? What is not true? Is this person guilty or not?

And in John chapter 19, John is going to finish up the section of these testimonies.

here’s the question: is Jesus the unique Savior of the world, or not? He has been making the case for eighteen chapters. Is He guilty of this or not?  And what we are going to see is that section of Scripture where Jesus is going to be sentenced to be crucified, we will

witness His crucifixion, and then His actual death. And what you’ll see is in this chapter, there are four very specific testimonies from very different sources. So, follow along, read with me, because I want you to see what’s here. Chapter 19.

Jesus is sentenced to death. “Then Pilate took Jesus and had Him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and they put it on His head. And they clothed Him in a purple robe and went up to Him again and again, saying, ‘Hail, O king of the Jews!’ as they struck Him in the face, and mocked Him as a king.

Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, ‘Look, I am bringing Him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against Him.’”

And then imagine this picture, and imagine who this really is. He has been beaten within an inch of His life, He has this purple robe, He has thorns that pierce through His skull. Blood under His hair. And Pilate says, ironically, and in semi-jest and disgust, “Here is the man!” The response of the Jewish leaders and officials, “‘Crucify! Crucify!’ But Pilate said, ‘You take Him and crucify Him. As for me,’” notice again, “‘I find no basis for a charge against Him.’ The Jews insisted, ‘We have a law, according to the law He must die,’” – well, why? “because He claimed to be the Son of God.”

Equivalent, He claims to be God. “When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, and he went back inside,” and he is going to interrogate Jesus one more time. Pilate says, “‘Where do you come from?’ he asked. Jesus gave no answer.” Pilate, indignant, “Do You refuse to speak to me? Don’t you realize I have power either to free You or to crucify You?”

And Jesus, far from the victim, with calm and authority, even after being beaten, with full confidence, “‘You would have no power if it were not given to you from above. Therefore, the one who handed Me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.’ From then on, Pilate set, and tried to free Him, but the Jews kept shouting, ‘If you let this Man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.’ When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out, he sat down at the judgment seat known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). It was the day of Preparation of the Passover week; about the sixth hour. ‘Here is your king,’ Pilate said to the Jews.”

And we know from the other gospels, he washed his hands, publically, indicating, “His blood is not upon me,” and the other gospel writers will remind us that the crowd said, “Let His blood be upon us and our children.”

“Take Him away! Take Him away! Crucify Him!” Pilate, one more attempt, “Shall I crucify your king?” Now, think of this, as a Jew. The number one commandment, “You’ll have no idols. You’ll have no other gods before Me.”

And the Jews and the Jewish leaders, “‘We have no king but Caesar,’” notice who answers, “the chief priests answered. And, finally, Pilate handed Him over to be crucified.”

In your notes, I just want you to notice what happened. Number one, He was flogged, then He was mocked by the soldiers, He was rejected by His own people, and twice by the official Roman government He was declared innocent.

If you have done any research or possibly in years past seen The Passion of the Christ, a rather graphic movie, and if you saw, it was a very accurate picture of someone being flogged. They took a pole and they would tie you to the pole. And then they had, it was about a two-and-a-half-foot stick, and on that stick was rawhide that was anywhere from twelve to fifteen feet. The last three or four feet would have pieces of bone and glass tied into it. And so you would swish it like this and it would wrap around the body and it would rip the flesh.

According to Jewish law, you can only have thirty-nine lashes because no one lived beyond that. Forty lashes killed most people. Many people that were sentenced to be crucified, this was a standard procedure prior to crucifixion. And many people did not live through this. So by the time Jesus is brought back, He has been within an inch of His life.

And then think about what happened where they are pretending He is a king and they dress Him in a robe. The other gospel writers say they spit on Him and they slapped Him. And all I want you to get is, can you imagine the humiliation? Can you imagine the creation and the creatures that you made are treating you like this?

Has anyone ever dissed you? Really dissed you or bullied you or done something to someone you love and everything inside of you just wants to step up and bust them? Well, He had the power to speak a word and He didn’t. See, meekness isn’t weakness. Meekness is power under control.

So, we see that He is sentenced. The next section, He is crucified, picking it up at verse 17. “So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying His own cross,” the way this would happen is, actually, He is carrying His own crossbeam, the vertical post would already be where the crucifixion is going to happen. The crossbeam would be placed on the shoulders and would be tied around His shoulders. And He would often need to be probed or prodded to keep on His feet.

As you would carry this cross, or this beam, there would be someone with a placard, a Roman official, and your crime would be stated and Pilate knows it’s not true, and so he writes in three languages. “‘JESUS OF NAZARATH, KING OF THE JEWS.’ Many of the Jews read this sign, and the chief priests and the Jews protested. They said, ‘Say that this man claimed to be the King of the Jews,’” and then Pilate has this classic statement, “‘What I have written, I have written.’

And they would go all over the city, they would go through multiple streets for two reasons. One, they wanted to let people know, “This is what happens when you violate the Roman government.” Second, which was very interesting, is that if anyone could come to your defense, they would actually pause and they could come out and say, “This isn’t true; it’s a lie,” and they would do a small retrial right on the spot. And so Jesus is being traipsed through the city. No one is coming to His defense.

When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took His clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from the bottom to the top. ‘Let’s not tear it,’ they said to one another. So they decided by lot,” like dice, “who would get it. And this happened that the Scripture might be fulfilled, ‘They divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothes.’” That’s from Psalm 22. “So this is what the soldiers did. Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, ‘Dear woman, here is your Son,’ and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on, the disciple took her into his home.”

The last moment was realizing that a single woman could not make it in this culture and the moral responsibility was for the son to take care of His mother and one of His last acts was to the apostle John, “You take care of mom from here on out.”

What you see is He carries the crossbeam, His crime is posted above Him, His clothes are divided. And it’s interesting, the seamless garment, often, this would be something that a mother would give as a gift for her son. In all likelihood, it could have been something that Mary gave Jesus.

Some other scholars who have done some research say that, actually, this was a very expensive garment, the kind described here. And it could have been from His mother or it could have been from some of the wealthy benefactors. And it was probably the most valued.

And what we will see in just a little bit is it’s so interesting that a thousand years before crucifixion was invented, prophetically, David will write in Psalm 22 this actual passage that, “They divided my garments and cast lots.”

It’s really interesting, John is piecing together the evidence. And the God who came to this planet that loves you and me is now taken and laid down and either through just above the wrist they have put the nails, His knees will be bent and turned sideways, overlapped with one another, and they’ll put spikes into those. There will be a small, little pole initially so that He can get up and He will be hung off and His arms will be tied as well.

Crucifixion, what you died from, was usually from suffocation. And as you would pull down, your body weight is here and then as you would lift up, your legs would rip. Often, crucifixion took two to three days. Gangrene would set in. But then as you would pull yourself up, you would gasp for air, so the desire to survive is so strong that you would pull yourself up, causing excruciating pain and then you would sink down, as you sink down then all your joints – later, your joints fall out of place. They are dislocated.  It has been said it is the most excruciating torture ever invented for human beings upon one another.  And so Jesus will experience that and, notice, it’s willful.

Notice the text goes on and we find out what happens. The death of Jesus, verse 28. “Later, knowing that all had been completed,” Jesus was on a mission and an assignment, “and so that,” you might notice, “the Scriptures would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’ And a jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge on it, put the sponge on a stalk of hyssop plant, and lifted it up to Jesus’ lips. When He had received the drink, He said, ‘It is finished.’ And with that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

“Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. And because the Jews did not want bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to break the legs of the bodies and the soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those on the other side. But when they came to Jesus, they found that He had already died. They did not break His legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced His side with a speak, bringing a sudden flow of both blood and water. And the man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies to you, that you may also believe. These things happened so the Scripture would be fulfilled: ‘Not one of His bones was broken,’ and as another Scripture says, ‘They will look on the One whom they have pierced.’”

And so you have this moment where Jesus, first of all, He voluntarily dies. This phrase that all three other gospels say that when He ended His life, He shouted. John tells us exactly what He shouted. It’s just one Greek word. Tetelestai.

And it’s in a tense of the verb, it’s in the perfect tense. Something that is done that continues on into the future. And He says, “It’s finished!” And it’s actually, with tax time, you all will appreciate this. It’s a financial term.

If you had a debt that you owed someone and you were paying off the debt, when you made your final payment, we have Greek documents from the first century that have this word. In our day, it would be like, “Paid in full.” And that’s what He shouts because that’s what He did. Paid in full.

Because in the moment that He died, the just wrath of God, your sin, my sin, the sins of all people of all time was upon Jesus. And as it was put upon Him, that’s why the other gospel writers tell us He said, “My God! My God! Why have You forsaken me?” Because something happened in the Triunity of God, for the first time in all eternity, is that the Father turned away from the Son because God is holy and allowed the just wrath of God for your sin and mine to be placed, and Jesus would be an offering.

And when He did that, He paid for your sin so that any person in all the earth who would turn from their sin and, in the empty hands of faith, ask God for forgiveness based on the work of Christ, could have their sins forgiven and have eternal life. That’s what happened.

Now, let’s look at the evidence. What’s really going on here? Is Jesus the unique Savior of the world? John, he is writing it one hundred A.D., a number of years later. It’s a time where a group of heretics are floating around called Gnostics that say that spiritual things are good and pure and holy, but physical things are evil. And they were even saying that Jesus never had a physical body. Part of John and the graphic detail, he wants you to know he was a real man – fully man, fully God – that a real, physical body died.

Sometimes we can get all carried away or amazed by the crucifixion and what happened and the day and the empty tomb and swoons and theories but Jesus, earlier in the evening, in John 15, said to His disciples, “Greater love has no man that this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”

And so notice the testimony. The testimony of Jesus is one word. It’s: love. It’s love.

It was just earlier in the evening! He was talking about what really matters. And then what did He do? He modeled it. He willfully laid down His life for them and for us.

In Mark chapter 10, Jesus would talk about His life purpose. And He said, “The Son of Man did not come to be ministered to, but to minister and give His life a ransom for many.”

His purpose clause, in other words, “I came to buy you back out of the slave market of sin. I love you so much that I died and gave My life for you,” but what it did was it paid the price, your debt that you owe God of falling short of the absolute perfection of God is paid in full by Christ.

I want you to visualize what it would be like to be sitting on the sidelines and watching them spit on Jesus and take the thorns and put them on His head and then mock Him with that robe. And what it would be like to watch Him agonize and hurt. And then what He knew was the greatest pain wasn’t the physical. It wasn’t even the emotional. And, by the way, when they crucified you

It’s total humiliation. They stripped Him naked and put Him on a cross of a world that He made as a display, as a spectacle. And He endured all that and here is why: it’s Him saying, “I love you that much. You matter to Me and the Father and the Holy Spirit that much.” That’s the evidence.

“God demonstrated His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died in our place.”
The God who came to this planet that loves you and me is now taken and laid down and either through just above the wrist they have put the nails, His knees will be bent and turned sideways, overlapped with one another, and they’ll put spikes into those. There will be a small, little pole initially so that He can get up and He will be hung off and His arms will be tied as well.

Crucifixion, what you died from, was usually from suffocation. And as you would pull down, your body weight is here and then as you would lift up, your legs would rip. Often, crucifixion took two to three days. Gangrene would set in. But then as you would pull yourself up, you would gasp for air, so the desire to survive is so strong that you would pull yourself up, causing excruciating pain and then you would sink down, as you sink down then all your joints – later, your joints fall out of place. They are dislocated.  It has been said it is the most excruciating torture ever invented for human beings upon one another.  And so Jesus will experience that and, notice, it’s willful.

Notice the text goes on and we find out what happens. The death of Jesus, verse 28. “Later, knowing that all had been completed,” Jesus was on a mission and an assignment, “and so that,” you might notice, “the Scriptures would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’ And a jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge on it, put the sponge on a stalk of hyssop plant, and lifted it up to Jesus’ lips. When He had received the drink, He said, ‘It is finished.’ And with that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

“Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. And because the Jews did not want bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to break the legs of the bodies and the soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those on the other side. But when they came to Jesus, they found that He had already died. They did not break His legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced His side with a speak, bringing a sudden flow of both blood and water. And the man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies to you, that you may also believe. These things happened so the Scripture would be fulfilled: ‘Not one of His bones was broken,’ and as another Scripture says, ‘They will look on the One whom they have pierced.’”

And so you have this moment where Jesus, first of all, He voluntarily dies. This phrase that all three other gospels say that when He ended His life, He shouted. John tells us exactly what He shouted. It’s just one Greek word. Tetelestai.

And it’s in a tense of the verb, it’s in the perfect tense. Something that is done that continues on into the future. And He says, “It’s finished!” And it’s actually, with tax time, you all will appreciate this. It’s a financial term.

If you had a debt that you owed someone and you were paying off the debt, when you made your final payment, we have Greek documents from the first century that have this word. In our day, it would be like, “Paid in full.” And that’s what He shouts because that’s what He did. Paid in full.

Because in the moment that He died, the just wrath of God, your sin, my sin, the sins of all people of all time was upon Jesus. And as it was put upon Him, that’s why the other gospel writers tell us He said, “My God! My God! Why have You forsaken me?” Because something happened in the Triunity of God, for the first time in all eternity, is that the Father turned away from the Son because God is holy and allowed the just wrath of God for your sin and mine to be placed, and Jesus would be an offering.

And when He did that, He paid for your sin so that any person in all the earth who would turn from their sin and, in the empty hands of faith, ask God for forgiveness based on the work of Christ, could have their sins forgiven and have eternal life. That’s what happened.

Now, let’s look at the evidence. What’s really going on here? Is Jesus the unique Savior of the world? John, he is writing it one hundred A.D., a number of years later. It’s a time where a group of heretics are floating around called Gnostics that say that spiritual things are good and pure and holy, but physical things are evil. And they were even saying that Jesus never had a physical body. Part of John and the graphic detail, he wants you to know he was a real man – fully man, fully God – that a real, physical body died.

Sometimes we can get all carried away or amazed by the crucifixion and what happened and the day and the empty tomb and swoons and theories but Jesus, earlier in the evening, in John 15, said to His disciples, “Greater love has no man that this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”

And so notice the testimony. The testimony of Jesus is one word. It’s: love. It’s love.

It was just earlier in the evening! He was talking about what really matters. And then what did He do? He modeled it. He willfully laid down His life for them and for us.

In Mark chapter 10, Jesus would talk about His life purpose. And He said, “The Son of Man did not come to be ministered to, but to minister and give His life a ransom for many.”

His purpose clause, in other words, “I came to buy you back out of the slave market of sin. I love you so much that I died and gave My life for you,” but what it did was it paid the price, your debt that you owe God of falling short of the absolute perfection of God is paid in full by Christ.

I want you to visualize what it would be like to be sitting on the sidelines and watching them spit on Jesus and take the thorns and put them on His head and then mock Him with that robe. And what it would be like to watch Him agonize and hurt. And then what He knew was the greatest pain wasn’t the physical. It wasn’t even the emotional. And, by the way, when they crucified you

It’s total humiliation. They stripped Him naked and put Him on a cross of a world that He made as a display, as a spectacle. And He endured all that and here is why: it’s Him saying, “I love you that much. You matter to Me and the Father and the Holy Spirit that much.” That’s the evidence.

Talk is cheap, right? We all have people that say, “Hey, I’m there for you and no matter what, I’ll be there.”

“God demonstrated His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died in our place.”

The second testimony is interesting. It’s the testimony of Pilate. And Pilate’s testimony is truth. In verse 4 he says, “I find no charge against Him.” In verse 6, he comes back again. After interviewing Jesus he goes, “I find no charge against Him.” If you read all the other gospels, between Pilate and Herod, five different times the Roman government says, “He’s not guilty.” An innocent man was killed. There’s truth! It’s verified.

In fact, even the sign. Pilate was kind of jabbing the religious leaders when he put, “JESUS OF NAZARETH, KING OF THE JEWS,” in Latin, in Greek, and in Hebrew. The three great languages.  “So what is the most powerful nation in all the world’s testimony about why was Jesus killed?” Because He is the King of the Jews. He was, in fact, a king. And guess what, that’s treason, because in Rome there is only one king, and it’s Caesar. And so He really did die for what was true, written above Him. Jesus’ testimony is of love. Pilate’s testimony is of truth.

Third is the testimony of Scripture. The testimony of Scripture is proof. It’s proof. This really happened. Isaiah, filled with the Holy Spirit, God is speaking through him. “To whom will you compare Me?” Isaiah 46. “Who is My equal?

Remember the things that I have done in the past, for I alone am God. I am God, and there is none like Me.”  And then get this, “Only I can tell the future before it happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.” God says the proof is that: I am not an idol, the proof is this. I will tell you exactly what is going to happen a thousand years in advance, seven hundred years in advance, down to the very details so that you’ll know it’s Me.

I don’t know if you noticed, but two or three different times it said that the Scripture would be fulfilled, that the Scripture would be fulfilled. John 19, verses 24, verses 28, verses 36. Now, underneath that in parentheses I put: Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53. And I don’t have time to go through each one of them, but here’s what I want you to get.

John is writing. Both of those passages are quoted. Well, why? Here’s why: Psalm 22 was written by David, a Messianic psalm. It’s written a thousand years before this event. And as you read it, you will think it’s an actual, clear description of crucifixion. It will talk about His thirst, about His tongue, about His joints falling out of place. It will describe crucifixion to a T. The only problem is it wasn’t invented until far later. Most think by the Persians and they passed that on to another group who passed it on to Rome.

Isaiah was written seven hundred years before this event. Now, I want you to do something. I want you to open your Bibles to Isaiah 53, because I want you, with your own eyes to read something that seven hundred years before this event happened, here’s the testimony of God’s divine plan. This wasn’t an itinerant person who claimed to be God. This wasn’t some teacher who did a few miracles. This is someone that, seven hundred years earlier, this specifically is prophesied about what is going to happen.

Isaiah chapter 53. Let’s pick it up at verse 4. And as I read this, here’s all I want you to ask: Who in the world could this be about if it’s not Jesus?

“Surely he took our infirmities and carried our sorrows: yet we considered him stricken by God and smitten by men, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities: the punishment that brought us peace was upon him; and by his wounds we are healed. We all like sheep have gone astray; each one of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid upon him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and afflicted, yet he didn’t open his mouth. He was led like a lamb to slaughter, as a sheep before the shearers is silent, so he didn’t open his mouth.

“By oppression and judgment he was taken away, and who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living: for the transgression of my people he was stricken. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; though he had done no violence, nor was there any deceit in his mouth. Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him; and cause him to suffer. And through this the Lord makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.

“After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied: by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. Therefore, I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong; because he poured out his life unto death: and was numbered with transgressors; for he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for transgressors.”

Seven hundred years before what you read that was before eyewitnesses, that has been given to us today. It is absolutely an amazing, historical testimony of the evidence of who Jesus is and what He did.

And, finally, we have the testimony of John. And John’s testimony is in verse 35 and I put it on your notes. John is looking at all of this and over and over what he has done: testify, testify, testify.

The book is about testifying in miracles, testifying by different interviews, testifying Jesus in truth. And now he is summing it up and he says, “The man who saw it has given testimony and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth and he testifies so that you may also believe.” And so his testimony is one of life.

So you have the evidence of the Savior who loves you. You have the evidence of a corrupt Roman official who examines the evidence and says He is innocent, the truth. We have fulfilled prophecy in Scripture. And we have an eyewitness.

Here’s the question: Is Jesus guilty of being the unique Savior of the world, or not? There are two boxes. You’re the jury. There are not twelve people on this one, there’s just one, and it’s you.

This is not an intellectual exercise. There are huge implications. You either believe and trust, Yes, He is guilty of being, notice, the unique, as in “only,” Savior of the world, or He’s not.

I would say the evidence is overwhelming. And so, depending on what you believe and where you’re at at this moment, check box “yes” or check box “no.” Or leave it blank and be an honest seeker that says, You know something? This is very, very interesting. I don’t know. I’m not sure right now. But there is enough evidence here that I ought to check this out, because life and death and eternity depend on it.

Second question is: Have you repented and – the key word is – received Jesus to be your Savior and Lord? See, it’s one thing to believe, intellectually, that, Oh, yeah, the evidence is pretty overwhelming. I intellectually believe He is the Savior of the world. That’s different than, I personally have turned from my sin, repented, and I have received Him as my Savior and my Lord.

So, depending on where you’re at, check “yes” or be really honest – check “no.” I’m open to it. I’m not sure. I’m exploring. But for right now, no.

See, there is something that Jesus does all through Scripture and something God does for us. There is no gray with Jesus. He said, “Those who are for Me and those that are against Me.” He made outrageous claims and then He rose from the dead.

Third question: What implications are there for your family, friends, and coworkers if you know this truth and they do not? As I am talking, I would like you to think about the one or two people that you have been praying for.

I’d like you to think about who you work with. I want you to visualize walking in. And whether it’s a job site, a construction site, or whether there are a bunch of cubicles or whether you’re in this corner suite or whether it’s mostly in your car and you’re going to make a lot of stops and interact with a lot of people.

I want you to think about a family member, think about work. I want you to think about maybe where you live and the apartment below you, the condo on the right, the houses on the right and the left. You know this and they don’t. All I want to ask is: What are the implications?

Question number four: What of the evidence presented most moved you? This is a private one. I want you to think about, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, relationally – which of the evidences presented, out of this passage, just did something inside of you? Because I want you to think about that. And then, finally, I want you to act on it.

How will your verdict inform how you live, pray, and interact with others this week?