Jesus Before Annas

July 26, 2015 ()

Bible Text: John 18:12-14, 19-24 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church – July 26, 2015 – Worship Service – Alan Conner

John 18:12-14, 19-24

Jesus Before Annas

Intro

A. AN OVERVIEW OF JESUS’ TRIAL.

B. THE ROLE OF ANNAS, THE HIGH PRIEST (John 18:12-14).

1) Annas was the previous high priest.

2) Both Annas and Caiaphas were high priests (Lk. 3:2; Acts 4:6).

3) They probably shared the palatial residence.

C. THE TRIAL BEFORE ANNAS.

1) Two issues: His disciples and His teaching (John 18:19).

2) An illegal examination.

a) Trial by night was illegal.

b) There was no Jewish legal “preliminary informal hearing”.

c) The accused was not to be interrogated.

d) A trial could not be before a single judge. No witnesses before Annas, no formal indictment. There was no legal case against Jesus.

3) Jesus’ response (John 18:20-21).

a) Jesus objects to be interrogated.

b) Jesus admonishes Annas to question witnesses.

c) Jesus is challenging a high priest

4) Jesus wrongly struck (John 18:22-24).

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