From Pastor Perry

05/11/2016 Matt. 26:57-68

(Sorry for the gaps, internet is down at the church and at home.  Thank you McDonald's for your free wifi.)

Matthew 26:57–68 (ESV)

Jesus Before Caiaphas and the Council

57Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered. 58And Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards to see the end. 59Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death, 60but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward 61and said, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days.’” 62And the high priest stood up and said, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?” 63But Jesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” 64Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” 65Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has uttered blasphemy. What further witnesses do we need? You have now heard his blasphemy. 66What is your judgment?” They answered, “He deserves death.” 67Then they spit in his face and struck him. And some slapped him, 68saying, “Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck you?”

 

 

Notice how they are trying to build a false case against Jesus.  So much for their religious beliefs and the 8th Commandment: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”  The way they treated Jesus is not fitting to people who called themselves religious leaders.  The Lutheran Study Bible states: “Jesus stands trial before the Council. Christ notes that He will come again to judge them and all who have sinned. He makes this confession so He can go to the cross and die for all who have perverted justice. Today, deal fairly with others, and pray for your persecutors. The death of Jesus atones for your sins and avails for them too.”

 

 

I pray:  Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. Amen.

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