Luke 23:1-25, The Perversion of Justice, Part 2

At the conclusion of Luke 22, the Jewish leadership of Israel conducted an illegal trial and determined that Jesus must die. However, they lacked the authority to execute him. They had to convince the civil authority (the Roman governor) that Jesus was a threat and deserved to die. In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, we follow Jesus through the three phases of his Roman trial (Luke 23:1-25). Several elements of the story display the injustice of the proceedings and thus unveil the depth of God’s indescribable love for us.