I. Jesus is Condemned to Death
Here we see Christ after His scourging. Jesus is bloodied and beaten, but He neither boasts nor cries out. With His head bowed meekly and His hands tied, Christ submits to Pilate’s sentencing. Even though he believes Jesus to be innocent, Pilate condemns him to please the crowd. Pontius Pilate is already washing his hands of the whole affair hoping he can forget this mess. Yet, the rooster reminds us (as it did Peter) that this moment will have eternal consequences.