Give Us Barabbas!
April 6, 2014
Matt 27:17-21 “Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them,
“Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?”
For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy. While he was sitting
on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that
just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him. But the
chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for
Barabbas and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said to them, “Which of
the two do you want me to release to you?” They said, “Barabbas!”
Mark 15:11 “But the chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather
release Barabbas to them.”
Luke 23:18 “And they all cried out at once, saying, “Away with this Man, and
release to us Barabbas”
John 18:40 “Then they all cried again, saying, “Not this Man, but Barabbas!” Now
Barabbas was a bandit.