Hope or Despair; Life or Death

“Then, when Judas, his betrayer, saw that he was condemned, he had second thoughts and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders saying, ‘I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.’ But they said, ‘What is that to us? Look to yourself.’” (Matthew 27:3-4)   In the flow of things, this… Read More

Blasphemy!

“Then the High Priest rent his garments, saying, ‘Blasphemy! What witnesses yet do we have to have? Behold, you have now heard blasphemy! What do you rule?’ And they replied, ‘He is liable to death.’” (Matthew 26:65-66)   “Then the High Priest rent his tunic, saying, ‘What witnesses yet do we have to have? You… Read More

The First round of Questions

“Then the High Priest asked Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching.” (John 18:19)   In light of our discussions above, the High Priest being spoken of here must be Annas — referring to him in this way respecting his reputation and influence (as well as past title) not so much his formal title… Read More

Our Great High Priest! (New Song, part 9)

“Our Great High Priest”               Though not specifically mentioned here in this particular hymn, where there is a nation of priests, there also must be a high priest.  And, of course, that high priest is Jesus.  He is the one who makes constant intercession for us before the father, and it is he who… Read More