Welcome to our online worship for Sunday, October 25th. We’re so happy you’ve chosen to worship with us either live at 10:30 a.m. or at a time of your later convenience. In this worship service, Pastor Evan talks about how with each subsequent written gospel, Pontius Pilate became a more sympathetic character, until finally in John’s gospel, the last one written, one might almost feel sorry for Pilate. Here was this guy who seemed to want to let Jesus go, who tried every tool at his disposal, and yet was essentially forced into sending Jesus to be crucified. Given this evolving treatment of Pilate, and what we know about him from history, what could John be trying to teach his original audience and, by extension, us? In today’s message, Pastor Evan explores John’s juxtaposition of the one who would seem to be free and powerful (Pilate) with the one who seems to be bound and weak (Jesus) and then asks what is true freedom.