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Believe and Live! Exploring the Gospel of John

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Michael Gossett

THE FAMILY RELIGION Annas and Caiaphas had false religion they were using for personal gain. No longer was it a religion for delight; it was a religion they were placing on the people of God so they could have monetary gain. John 18:12-14; 28-32.

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Palm Sunday: The Tearful Entry

I think the crowd turned on Jesus because He didn’t fulfill their expectations of a real Messiah. They were still looking for a military hero to deliver them from the hated Romans. They missed the point that He was riding a lowly donkey. They were looking for a general like Judas the Hammer. Over the next few days, it became obvious Jesus wasn’t a military revolutionary. He was a suffering servant who was going to be handed over to the Romans. He failed them, and they turned on Him in vicious rejection.

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