THE CIVIL TRIAL BEGINS

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1. In John 8:32, what point is Jesus making?

Knowing and applying the truths of God will set you free from the bondage of sin and death.

2. Is that statement that Jesus made in John 8:32 true for everyone? See also John 18:38.

It is only true if you believe and accept it into your life, otherwise you are still lost in your sins, you are not free. Pilate’s statement was a critical one, he wasn’t interested in the truth, but he wanted to be a crowd pleaser so he could keep his job. And many today are not interested in the truth. They want to be crowd pleasers rather than a God pleaser!

3. What is Psalm 22:14-17 speaking of? Be specific!

It is a picture of Jesus looking down from the cross of Calvary, having His hands and feet pierced, and as He hung on the cross, all of His bones were out of joint. The amazing thing is that this was written 1,000 years before the event took place, and several hundred years before the Romans were around in power and used crucifixion as a means of putting people to death.

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4. In Luke 17:21, we read in the Amplified Bible, "Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you]." Where is the kingdom of God right now?

In the hearts and lives of men as He rules and reigns in those who receive Him as Lord and Savior. It is spiritual and it is internal!

5. Where will the kingdom of God be in the future? See Psalm 2:6-9.

He will rule and reign from the throne of David in Jerusalem! No longer will the kingdom be spiritual and internal, but it will be physical and external, all will see it!