The Passion of John
The Rev. Melanie McCarley
Pilate brought Jesus outside and sat on the judge’s bench. It was the day of Preparation for the Passover. He said to the people ‘Here is your King!’ They cried out, ‘Away with him! Crucify him!’ Pilate asked them, ‘Shall I crucify your King?’ And the religious leaders answered, ‘We have no king but the emperor.’ Then Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified.