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– Sanhedrin

Luke 22:66-71 says, “When the day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their council, and they said, 67 “If you are the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, 68 and if I ask you, you will not answer. 69 But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” 70 So they all said, “Are you the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, “You say that I am.” 71 Then they said, “What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.”

The Sanhedrin council, made up of seventy priests and scribes and one high priest, demanded that Pilate executes Jesus. This incident serves as a warning for all Christians to be careful not to exalt ourselves by self-righteous beliefs. Take this time to look at yourself in the mirror while I talk. The Bible says in James 1:23-24 “For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.” We are not righteous by our own actions or what we bring to the table. We are righteous because of Jesus and His word. However, as you look at yourself in the mirror, know that Jesus is madly in love with you, but not because of anything you can do, but for who you are.

Now bow down and pray a prayer reminding yourself how much you need Jesus in your life until the end of the song. Cry out before Him and feel His presence.

Song: Hillsong Worship – Broken Vessels

Good Friday