Directions: There are 2 responses below. Write a 100 word response for each and MUST include Biblical integration.
Response 1:) Shelby
ohn 18:28-38 describes the trial our Lord Jesus was facing before Pontius Pilate, who at that time was the Roman procurator or governor of Judea. But His first the trial was not this. You may recall that in our last sermon on the Gospel of John, we saw how Annas, the high priest, tried Jesus after Jesus was arrested in Gethsemane’s Garden. We had seen the terribly unjust nature of this trial. Trials shouldn’t have been held at night because this one was. It was required to present a specific allegation or indictment before someone could be charged, so in this situation, Jesus was trying to locate a claim that might be made against him. There had to be at least two competent witnesses in each courtroom to testify to the convicted, but there was none in this instance. While breaking too many rules, the High Priest refused to accuse Jesus of any wrongdoing while holding the proceedings. This was another direct breach of the standard protocol for such situations. The Sanhedrin council was not allowed to sentence someone to death on the same day of its indictment, in compliance with their rules. They were supposed to wait two days and reconvene to review their decision on the third day. It was only then that they could grant a death warrant and kill him.Unfortunately, during Jesus’ trial, no such procedures were found. This was accomplished very hurriedly and carelessly, with little time allocated for fasting, prayer, or updating-all because the high priests and the rest of the Jewish leaders didn’t want someone to deter them from putting Jesus to death. All of this gives us the context of what we are about to see in our text now.
Policy making is to be taken seriously and respected by all (no matter who the policy affects). Innocent people will and have suffered due to those in authority over using their power.
Response 2:) Jo Ann
From my understanding of the passage as it applies in policy issue is the creation of a policy that will benefit the people served. Being a public servant implementing the policy passed down from governmental policymaker to local and state agencies. Issues can be identified where the short cuts of the people. Many if not all policy is not created with love for the people. It makes you wonder if God is abiding in them.
First, specific way positivity alters both politics and policy-making are obtaining the perfect loved to receive and give love to God and others around us. Secondly, not finding we perfect but the ability to hear God and help others. Thirdly, mot allowing fear to misplace our perfect love in helping the people serve. The fear of not standing true to the will of God. Fourthly, fear is a paralyzing emotion.
When policy-making staff fears the orders of creating policies to does not help God’s people, but the fear of losing their job and everything they worked hard for will be taken away. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). John says that the reason perfect love casts out fear is that fear has to do with punishment. John wants us to see God’s intention to fully participant in the giving and receiving of God’s love and others. If and when both politics and policymakers alter then policies in love as God loves us the world can be as God command to love one another. God is the one who can change us, our fears, frustrating, faith, and allow Him to continue abides in us.