Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews

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John 19:19—Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.”

He is also called: King of Israel in Matthew 27:42 and Mark 15:32

Some things you can do today with God’s name:

  • Again we see Jesus’ humanity. People knew where He was raised. They knew where Jesus was from. They knew His parents. Or at least they thought they did. Joseph wasn’t his biological father, he just raised him as his son.
  • The title King of the Jews shows his royalty, power and his authority.
  • Pilate, a Gentile who didn’t believe in the Messiah, wrote this. Why do you think Pilate called Jesus the King of the Jews?
  • Think about how Jesus is your king. What does that look like?
  • Imagine the stress Jesus was under at this point.

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