The Passover at Jerusalem






THE month of April Jesus and the apostles worked in Jerusalem, going out of the city each evening to spend the night at Bethany. Jesus himself spent one or two nights each week in Jerusalem at the home of Flavius, a Greek Jew, where many prominent Jews came in secret to interview him.

The first day in Jerusalem Jesus called upon his friend of former years, Annas, the onetime high priest and relative of Salome, Zebedee’s wife. Annas had been hearing about Jesus and his teachings, and when Jesus called at the high priest’s home, he was received with much reserve. When Jesus perceived Annas’s coldness, he took immediate leave, saying as he departed: “Fear is man’s chief enslaver and pride his great weakness; will you betray yourself into bondage to both of these destroyers of joy and liberty?” But Annas made no reply. The Master did not again see Annas until the time when he sat with his son-in-law in judgment on the Son of Man.





--Presented by the Midwayer Commission, from the Urantia Papers.





Teaching in the Temple
Throughout this month Jesus or one of the apostles taught daily in the temple.


God's Wrath
“But, Rabbi, Moses and the olden prophets tell us that Yahweh is a jealous God, a God of great wrath and fierce anger."


The Concept of God
Do you not know the traditions of Israel relating to the growth of the idea of Yahweh, and are you ignorant of the teaching of the Scriptures concerning the doctrine of God?


Flavius and Greek Culture
Flavius, the Greek Jew, was a proselyte of the gate, having been neither circumcised nor baptized; and since he was a great lover of the beautiful in art and sculpture...


The Discourse on Assurance
Concerning the kingdom and your assurance of acceptance by the heavenly Father, let me ask...


The Visit with Nicodemus
One evening at the home of Flavius there came to see Jesus one Nicodemus, a wealthy and elderly member of the Jewish Sanhedrin.


The Lesson on the Family
“The people of another age will better understand the gospel of the kingdom when it is presented in terms expressive of the family relationship —


In Southern Judea
This sojourn in the south of Judea was a restful and fruitful season of labor; many souls were added to the kingdom.


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