The Sanhedrin Divided

September 13, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Acts 23:6-11 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Sept. 13, 2020 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 23:6-11

The Sanhedrin Divided

Intro

A. THE SADDUCEES AND PHARISEES

1) Sadducees.

a. Their name.

b. Their beliefs. Acts 23:8 -

- NO immortality of the soul.

- NO resurrection of the body.

- NO existence of angels and spirits.

- ONLY the Torah is Scripture.

2) Pharisees.

a. Their name.

b. Their beliefs.

B. DIVIDE AND CONQUER (Acts 23:6-10).

1) Paul identifies as a Pharisee (Acts 23:6).

2) Assembly was divided (Acts 23:7-9).

3) Deliverance from being dismembered (Acts 23:10).

C. JESUS’ WORDS OF COMFORT (Acts 23:11).

1) Jesus’ approval of his time in Jerusalem.

2) Jesus’ mission for Paul includes Rome.

D. PROVIDENCE TO THE RESCUE, AGAIN!

1) The location of the Sanhedrin.

2) Paul’s upbringing as a Pharisee.

3) Jesus controls the circumstances of Paul’s ministry.

Conclusion