Lenten Bible Journey 2023
When: Tuesday, February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 4
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom, link in Friday Flocknote
Are you conscious that in less than twenty four hours Jesus was subjected to six separate trials? O yes he was!
1. Before Annas (Matthew 18:12-14).
2. Before Caiaphas (Matthew 18:19-24).
3. Before the Sanhedrin (Matthew 27:1-2).
4. Before Pilate (Matthew 18:28-38).
5. Before Herod (Luke 23:6-11).
6. Before Pilate (Luke 18:39-19:16).
Do you realize that the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin was a complete travesty of justice? Yes, the entire proceeding that followed the illegal arrest of Jesus was illegal on several counts:
1. It took place not in a public place but in the private home of Caiaphas.
2. It was conducted at night.
3. The accused was forced to testify against himself instead of "by two or three witnesses."
4. The convocation of the Sanhedrin on a capital case occurred on the eve of a major feast day.
5. The proceedings were concluded in one day.
6. The “unanimous” verdict was not that of the full Sanhedrin.
In fact, the evidence of the case argues that the trial of Jesus was conducted not in order to establish guilt but to secure execution. To appreciate the full implication and application of the drama of Lent, I invite you this year to stay with the passion narrative throughout Lent instead of merely encountering it on Palm Sunday and Good Friday. Therefore, join us in this year’s Lenten Bible Journey to explore these and many more intriguing facts in the passion narrative as they apply to the state of affairs in the church and world today.
If you try it, I think you will like it: Tuesdays, 7-8 P.M on zoom