From Pastor Perry

06/09/2014 John 18:12-14

John 18:12–14 (ESV)
Jesus Faces Annas and Caiaphas
12 So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound him. 13 First they led him to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 14 It was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews that it would be expedient that one man should die for the people.

Jesus was deposed by Annas and Caiaphas, although that is not stated in today’s text.  Caiaphas is mentioned, but John does not say he was deposed by Caiaphas, although Matthew does in his Gospel text.  So Jesus was deposed by both.  Another interesting fact is that Annas served as high priest from AD 6-AD15.  Annas is not in office at this point.  Although he does not hold the office of High Priest, he still holds the title and serves in an honorary position.  Much like our Presidents today are still called President and are used for various political events, yet they are no longer the active President.  John does however bring up the point that Caiaphas had inadvertently prophesied that it would be better for one man (Jesus) to die for the people.  How true Caiaphas was... and he didn’t even know it.

I pray: O Lord, it was better that you die (one man) for the sake of many people.  I should pay the price for my sins and the just penalty is death.  You took my sins and substituted your life for mine, so that I do not have to die.  My body may die, but through the faith you have given me, my soul belongs to you.  I give thanks for your precious gift of the vicarious satisfaction, where God accepted your life, death, and resurrection as a substitute for me.  Thank you.  Amen.

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09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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