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Jesus from the Deesis Mosaic

Jesus from the Deesis Mosaic (Photo credit: jakebouma)

Luke 23: 66-71

Jesus is brought before the Sanhedrin at dawn to fulfill the requirements for a “legal” trial.

T – R – I – A – L

Turmoil — Through the night Jesus had been shuffled from Ananias to Caiaphas and on to the Sanhedrin.

Regulation — By law Jesus could not be tried during the night nor on the eve of the holy day.

Instigation — Waiting in the wings were false witnesses who were ready to speak against Jesus at the urging of the authorities.

Atonement — Jesus was on trial to atone for the sins of humanity.

Liberation — The prophesy of Daniel foretells that the Son of Man to reign.

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