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The Plot to Kill Jesus
45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him, 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the Council and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” 49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. 50 Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” 51 He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
Mary Anoints Jesus at Bethany
12:1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. 3 Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, 5 “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6 He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. 7 Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial. 8 For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.
Sermons in the Series John's Gospel
1 Who Are You?
2 Talking about Jesus
3 What Are You After?
4 Turn My Water into Your Wine
5 Time to Get Angry
6 Born Again
7 Getting Wet
8 Something New, Something Real, Something Now
9 If Only You Knew
10 Come, Believe, Receive
11 Answering a Different Question
12 Honour the Son
13 Four Solid Legs
14 Not Overwhelmed
15 Master of the Waves
16 Feeding on the Living Bread
17 Bread from Heaven
18 Giving Up
19 A Different Timeline, a Different Tune
20 Come to Me and Drink
22 I Am the Light of the World
23 The Truth Will Make You Free
24 Who Jesus Is Changes Everything
25 Take Something out of the 'Too Difficult To Do' Box
26 Reflection Leading to Revelation
27 The Good Shepherd Provides Security, Leadership and Freedom
28 Resurrection Now
29 The Sacrificial Death of Jesus
30 Not Quite Myself
31 Look to Jesus