In the seventh installment of “The Jesus Encounters” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at Jesus being led by the Romans to the home of Caiaphas, high priest, in Mark chapter 14. He uses the passage to deal with several issues including getting stressed and frustrated about things that we can’t see God right in front of us.
Caiaphas Teaches Us How To Combat Jesus
The Jesus Encounters, Part 07
You have wrong thoughts and premises.
Mark 14:55 – 55The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any.
You make wrong arguments.
Mark 14:56-59 – 56Many testified falsely against him, but their statements did not agree. 57Then some stood up and gave this false testimony against him: 58″We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this man-made temple and in three days will build another, not made by man.'” 59Yet even then their testimony did not agree.
John 2:19 – Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”
Mark 14:60-62 – 60Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” 61But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” 62″I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
You commit disobedient actions.
Mark 14:63 – 63The high priest tore his clothes. “Why do we need any more
witnesses?” he asked.
Leviticus 21:10 – “‘The high priest… must not let his hair become unkempt or tear his clothes.
Mark 14:64-65 – 64″You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned him as worthy of death. 65Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took him and beat him.
2 Corinthians 10:5-6 – 5We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 6And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.