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Jesus and Lazarus: Part 3

John 11:45-12:2
When news of the resurrection of Lazarus reaches Jerusalem, the Chief Priests plot to kill Jesus.
Contributed by LUMO project
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News that Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead spread quickly. – Slide 1
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Everyone was talking about this amazing miracle. – Slide 2
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News spread from Bethany to nearby Jerusalem. – Slide 3
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The Pharisees and Temple leaders soon got to hear what had happened. – Slide 4
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‘What are we accomplishing?’ they asked. ‘Jesus is performing many miracles. If we let Him go on like this, everyone will believe in him. If that happens, the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.’ – Slide 5
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A meeting of the top Jewish religious leaders, the Sanhedrin, was called to discuss the situation. – Slide 6
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Caiaphas the high priest made an announcement. ‘Don’t you realise that it is better that one man should die for the people than that the whole nation perish?’ – Slide 7
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As high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation and the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one.  So from that day on they plotted to take His life. – Slide 8
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As a result, Jesus and His disciples no longer moved around in Judea but withdrew to a region near the wilderness. – Slide 9
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They stayed in a village called Ephraim. – Slide 10
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As the Passover approached the Jewish leaders kept looking for Jesus. They searched the crowds arriving early for ceremonial cleansing. ‘What do you think? ‘They asked. ‘Maybe Jesus isn’t coming to the Passover?’ – Slide 11
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The chief priests and the Pharisees gave orders that anyone finding out where Jesus was should report it at once so they could arrest Him. – Slide 12
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As the feast of Passover approached, Jesus led his disciples away from Ephraim. – Slide 13
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Six days before the Passover they arrived in Bethany, near Jerusalem, at the house of Lazarus, Mary and Martha. – Slide 14
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A dinner was given in Jesus’ honour. – Slide 15
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Among those eating at the meal was Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. – Slide 16
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