"His blood be on us and on our children!" the unfriendly crowd seeking Jesus' death / Sermon / Pr. David Haberstock / Season Of Lent / Wednesday March 14th 2018 - / Matthew 27:24-26
Each evening in this year’s Lutheran Church Canada WASCANA Circuit Lenten exchange of midweek Services will be focused on people like the High Priest Caiaphas. From unfriendly crowds seeking Jesus’ death, to the Sanhedrin, to Pilate’s Soldiers, to men like Judas Iscariot, the Centurion at the cross, the chief priests and even Pilate’s wife: They all say things that surprisingly hit the nail on the head. The often unwittingly or unintentionally tell the truth of things in a direct and revealing manner. In our Lenten and Holy Week Services we’ll dig into all of these and think about what their words mean to us, to the world, to all people.
Tonight’s Sermon is centred on the words of the unfriendly crowd seeking Jesus’ death, “His blood be on us and on our children!” by Pastor David Haberstock from Grace Lutheran Church Regina.
So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man's blood; see to it yourselves.” And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered Him to be crucified.