I personally believe that the success of any missionary endeavor can be measured by the degree that nationals on any mission field are themselves fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. For this goal of
Our present-day culture can be described as a comfort-at-any-cost society. In this environment, things such as affliction, pain, persecution, and other forms of suffering are viewed as obstacles and enemies. Missionaries are not immune from
Millions of professing Christians waiver, when confronted with the need to follow Christ whole-heartedly. Millions more excuse themselves by saying, “I am thinking about it. Perhaps one day I will decide.” The latter group is
“Was high priest A.D. 7-14. In A.D. 25 Caiaphas, who had married” “the daughter of Annas (John 18:13), was raised to that office,” “and probably Annas was now made president of the Sanhedrim, or” “deputy or coadjutor of the high priest, and thus was also called” high priest along with Caiaphas (Luke 3:2). By the Mosaic law the high-priesthood was held for life (Num. 3:10); and although “Annas had been deposed by the Roman procurator, the Jews may” still have regarded him as legally the high priest. Our Lord was “first brought before Annas, and after a brief questioning of him” “(John 18:19-23) was sent to Caiaphas, when some members of the” “Sanhedrim had met, and the first trial of Jesus took place” (Matt. 26:57-68). This examination of our Lord before Annas is recorded only by John. Annas was president of the Sanhedrim before which Peter and John were brought (Acts 4:6).
Definition of Annas: “one who answers; humble”
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