Jul 28, 2020
Annas, the father-in-law of the official high priest, Caiaphas, is the first to question Jesus. This is taking place early in the morning of Friday, Passover Day, and also known as Good Friday. Annas asks first about Jesus’ disciples then about His teaching. Jesus stands His ground, answers politely, and then Annas sends Jesus “bound” to Caiaphas. Peter, still present now inside the gate of the high priest’s compound, is asked again if he is not one of Jesus’ disciples. Peter denies it again, and yet again. Jesus is now brought before Pilate. Pilate asks the crowd what accusation they have against Jesus. Pilate tries to get the crowd to do with Jesus what they will, but they refuse. Pilate moves back into his compound, calls Jesus to himself and asks if He is the King of the Jews. Jesus replies that His kingdom is not of this world.