Studies in Mark – Mark 15:1-15
C – O – U – R – T
See also: Isaiah 42: 2, Ps. 22: 6, 11; I Tim 6:13; Mark 12:6-8; Prov. 27:4; John 12:10-11
Criminal charges – v. 4 – In a court where the defendant is guilty until proven innocent Jesus was charged as a criminal.
Obvious – v. 10 – What was clear to Pilate was that Jesus was brought to court for envy.
Unfounded – vs. 3, 5 – They couldn’t make the charges stick.
Release – vs. 11, 15 – Pilate gave the people an option. They could have Jesus released.
Turning over – v. 12, 15 – It was the will of the leaders, and it was the will of the people. They turned Jesus over to be crucified.
Exemplary story: For 18 years Darryl Hunt was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Upon his release there was a question asked. What would be a fair payment for his time in prison? There was no fair payment. What would be a fair payment for Jesus’ wrongful execution? He asks that we would follow him to be saved.