Wednesday, February 17 / March 2, 2005: 1John 3:21-4:6, Mark 14:43-15:1
- passage: 1John 3:21-4:6
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward
God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his
commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of
his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And
hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they
are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that
Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that
confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God:
and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it
should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God,
little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is
in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore
speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God:
he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not
us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
passage: Mark 14:43-15:1
And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve,
and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief
priests and the scribes and the elders. And he that betrayed him had
given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he;
take him, and lead him away safely. And as soon as he was come, he
goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him.
And they laid their hands on him, and took him. And one of them
that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest,
and cut off his ear. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye
come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?
I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but
the scriptures must be fulfilled. And they all forsook him, and fled.
And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast
about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him: And he left
the linen cloth, and fled from them naked. And they led Jesus away to
the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and
the elders and the scribes. And Peter followed him afar off, even into
the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed
himself at the fire. And the chief priests and all the council sought
for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. For many
bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.
And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, We
heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and
within three days I will build another made without hands. But neither
so did their witness agree together. And the high priest stood up in
the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it
which these witness against thee? But he held his peace, and answered
nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou
the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall
see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in
the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith,
What need we any further witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what
think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. And some
began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to
say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms
of their hands. And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh
one of the maids of the high priest: And when she saw Peter warming
himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus
of Nazareth. But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I
what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by,
This is one of them. And he denied it again. And a little after,
they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them:
for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth thereto. But he began
to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.
And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word
that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny
me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation
with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus,
and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.