Judas Iscariot’s betrayal alerts us to the fact that no one is exempt from the possibility of betraying Jesus. As the disciples sat together with Jesus at the last supper, Jesus made an announcement: “Behold,
Missionaries, like other servants of God, face the temptation of discouragement. Some things that contribute to discouragement include working among an unresponsive or hostile people group; frequent ministry trips away from spouses and family; trying
Luke 1:26-42 is a very interesting account of a women who willingly rendered herself to God’s service, to God’s plan, to God’s program, and to God’s proposal. It challenges me when I read Mary’s humble response to
“Grace, an aged widow, the daughter of Phanuel. She was a” “prophetess, like Miriam, Deborah, and Huldah (2 Chr. 34:22).” “After seven years of married life her husband died, and during” her long widowhood she daily attended the temple services. When “she was eighty-four years old, she entered the temple at the” moment when the aged Simeon uttered his memorable words of praise and thanks to God that he had fulfilled his ancient “promise in sending his Son into the world (Luke 2:36, 37).”
“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 Anna: “gracious; one who gives”
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