The Gospel of Matthew, Part 58
Wednesday: The Sanhedrin’s Conspiracy
1. Focus on the Coming Passion beginning 2 days after Passover happens, when the Son of man is to be delivered up.
2. The Anointing at Bethany and the plan to betray Jesus. a) Christ’s prediction of His imminent death. b) Plotting to betray him – size of the population had grown from 50,000 to 250,000. c) Judas’ devotion juxtaposed by betrayal at the house of Simon the leper in Bethany.
3. Alabaster flask of expensive perfume – disciples indignation where they witnessed it. a) Jesus defense of the woman.
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