INTRO: I spoke last Sunday on the day we commemorate as Palm Sunday. We followed Christ from Jericho to Bethany, where He had a Shabat meal with friends and relatives at Simon the Leperâ€™s house. As I understand the account, Jesus then would have enjoyed a leisurely Sabbath, which is Saturday, as you know. Then on the First day of the week, being Sunday, which we know as Palm Sunday, He spent the first of four days in Jerusalem. Recently, in the Low German messages, I covered the 24 hours from Tuesday evening, when Jesus had the last supper with His disciples, until He was crucified the and then buried, just before the sun went down the next day. After being captured and under trial all night, somewhere between 7:30 and 8:30, the words we will be looking at took place. Jesus is before Pilate for the second time that day. Today, that is the day we commemorate all of this. We call it Good Friday. We wonâ€™t look at those in detail. We are going to stop at the time when Jesus was before Pilate the second time, to cover something very important. Pilate had tried to get this case off his hands by sending Jesus to Herod. But Herod sent Him back, and Pilate is forced to make the decision. Our message this morning comes from this second time Jesus came before Pilate. John does not record the first time, nor that He was brought before Herod.