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September 2 nd Key: Red text is when Jesus is speaking Matthew 14:1-12 o 1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report about Jesus. 2“This is John the Baptist! ” he told his servants. “He has been raised from the dead, and that’s why supernatural powers are at work in him.” 3For Herod had arrested John, chained him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, 4since John had been telling him, “It’s not lawful for you to have her! ” 5Though he wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd, since they regarded him as a prophet. 6But when Herod’s birthday celebration came, Herodias’s daughter danced before them and pleased Herod. 7So he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask. 8And prompted by her mother, she answered, “Give me John the Baptist’s head here on a platter! ” 9Although the king regretted it, he commanded that it be granted because of his oaths and his guests. 10So he sent orders and had John beheaded in the prison. 11His head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. 12Then his disciples came, removed the corpse, buried it, and went and reported to Jesus. Mark 6:14-29 o 14King Herod heard of this, because Jesus’ name had become well known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that’s why supernatural powers are at work in him.” 15But others said, “He’s Elijah.” Still others said, “He’s a prophet — like one of the prophets.” 16When Herod heard of it, he said, “John, the one I beheaded, has been raised! ” 17For Herod himself had given orders to arrest John and to chain him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, whom he had married. 18John had been telling Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife! ” 19So Herodias held a grudge against him and wanted to kill him. But she could not, 20because Herod was in awe of John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed, yet would hear him gladly. 21Now an opportune time came on his birthday, when Herod gave a banquet for his nobles, military commanders, and the leading men of Galilee. 22When Herodias’s own daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. The king said to the girl, “Ask me whatever you want, and I’ll give it to you.” 23So he swore oaths to her: “Whatever you ask me I will give you, up to half my kingdom.” 24Then she went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for? ” “John the Baptist’s head! ” she said. 25Immediately she hurried to the king and said, “I want you to give me John the Baptist’s head on a platter — right now! ”26Though the king was deeply distressed, because of his oaths and the guests he did not want to refuse her. 27The king immediately sent for an executioner and commanded him to bring John’s head. So he went and beheaded him in prison, 28brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. 29When his disciples heard about it, they came and removed his corpse and placed it in a tomb. Luke 2:1-7 o 1In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. 2This first registration took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3So everyone went to be registered, each to his own town. 4And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David, 5to be registered along with Mary, who was engaged to him and was pregnant. 6While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough — because there was no room for them at the lodging place. Luke 3:1-3 o 1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, while Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Iturea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, God’s word came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3He went into all the vicinity of the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, Luke 23:1-12 o 1Then their whole assembly rose up and brought Him before Pilate. 2They began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this man subverting our nation, opposing payment of taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is the Messiah, a King.” 3So Pilate asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews? ” He answered him, “You have said it.” 4Pilate then told the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no grounds for charging this man.” 5But they kept insisting, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee where He started even to here.” 6When Pilate heard this, he asked if the man was a Galilean. 7Finding that He was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem during those days. 8Herod was very glad to see Jesus; for a long time he had wanted to see Him because he had heard about Him and was hoping to see some miracle performed by Him. 9So he kept asking Him questions, but Jesus did not answer him. 10The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing Him. 11Then Herod, with his soldiers, treated Him with contempt, mocked Him, dressed Him in a brilliant robe, and sent Him back to Pilate. 12That very day Herod and Pilate became friends. Previously, they had been hostile toward each other. Acts 18:1-17 o 1After this, he left Athens and went to Corinth, 2where he found a Jewish man named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul came to them, 3and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. 4He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and tried to persuade both Jews and Greeks. 5When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with preaching the message and solemnly testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah. 6But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook his robe and told them, “Your blood is on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” 7So he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God, whose house was next door to the synagogue. 8Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed the Lord, along with his whole household. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized. 9Then the Lord said to Paul in a night vision, “Don’t be afraid, but keep on speaking and don’t be silent. 10For I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to hurt you, because I have many people in this city.” 11And he stayed there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 12While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack against Paul and brought him to the judge’s bench. 13“This man,” they said, “persuades people to worship God contrary to the law! ” 14As Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of a crime or of moral evil, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you Jews. 15But if these are questions about words, names, and your own law, see to it yourselves. I don’t want to be a judge of such things.” 16So he drove them from the judge’s bench. 17Then they all seized Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the judge’s bench. But none of these things concerned Gallio. Acts 23-26 o 1Paul looked intently at the Sanhedrin and said, “Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience until this day.” 2But the high priest Ananias ordered those who were standing next to him to strike him on the mouth. 3Then Paul said to him, “God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! You are sitting there judging me according to the law, and in violation of the law are you ordering me to be struck? ” 4And those standing nearby said, “Do you dare revile God’s high priest? ” 5“I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest,” replied Paul. “For it is written, You must not speak evil of a ruler of your people.” 6When Paul realized that one part of them were Sadducees and the other part were Pharisees, he cried out in the Sanhedrin, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees! I am being judged because of the hope of the resurrection of the dead! ” 7When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. 8For the Sadducees say there is no resurrection, and no angel or spirit, but the Pharisees affirm them all. 9The shouting grew loud, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees’ party got up and argued vehemently: “We find nothing evil in this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him? ” 10When the dispute became violent, the commander feared that Paul might be torn apart by them and ordered the troops to go down, rescue him from them, and bring him into the barracks. 11The following night, the Lord stood by him and said, “Have courage! For as you have testified about Me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” 12When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under a curse: neither to eat nor to drink until they had killed Paul. 13There were more than 40 who had formed this plot. 14These men went to the chief priests and elders and said, “We have bound ourselves under a solemn curse that we won’t eat anything until we have killed Paul. 15So now you, along with the Sanhedrin, make a request to the commander that he bring him down to you as if you were going to investigate his case more thoroughly. However, before he gets near, we are ready to kill him.” 16But the son of Paul’s sister, hearing about their ambush, came and entered the barracks and reported it to Paul. 17Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, “Take this young man to the commander, because he has something to report to him.” 18So he took him, brought him to the commander, and said, “The prisoner Paul called me and asked me to bring this young man to you, because he has something to tell you.” 19Then the commander took him by the hand, led him aside, and inquired privately, “What is it you have to report to me? ” 20“The Jews,” he said, “have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the Sanhedrin tomorrow, as though they are going to hold a somewhat more careful inquiry about him. 21Don’t let them persuade you, because there are more than 40 of them arranging to ambush him, men who have bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they kill him. Now they are ready, waiting for a commitment from you.” 22So the commander dismissed the young man and instructed him, “Don’t tell anyone that you have informed me about this.” 23He summoned two of his centurions and said, “Get 200 soldiers ready with 70 cavalry and 200 spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight. 24Also provide mounts so they can put Paul on them and bring him safely to Felix the governor.” 25He wrote a letter of this kind: 26Claudius Lysias, To the most excellent governor Felix: Greetings. 27When this man had been seized by the Jews and was about to be killed by them, I arrived with my troops and rescued him because I learned that he is a Roman citizen. 28Wanting to know the charge they were accusing him of, I brought him down before their Sanhedrin. 29I found out that the accusations were about disputed matters in their law, and that there was no charge that merited death or chains. 30When I was informed that there was a plot against the man, I sent him to you right away. I also ordered his accusers to state their case against him in your presence.31Therefore, the soldiers took Paul during the night and brought him to Antipatris as they were ordered. 32The next day, they returned to the barracks, allowing the cavalry to go on with him. 33When these men entered Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him. 34After he read it, he asked what province he was from. So when he learned he was from Cilicia, 35he said, “I will give you a hearing whenever your accusers get here too.” And he ordered that he be kept under guard in Herod’s palace. 1After five days Ananias the high priest came down with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus. These men presented their case against Paul to the governor. 2When he was called in, Tertullus began to accuse him and said: “Since we enjoy great peace because of you, and reforms are taking place for the benefit of this nation by your foresight, 3we acknowledge this in every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with utmost gratitude. 4However, so that I will not burden you any further, I beg you in your graciousness to give us a brief hearing. 5For we have found this man to be a plague, an agitator among all the Jews throughout the Roman world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes! 6He even tried to desecrate the temple, so we apprehended him and wanted to judge him according to our law. 7But Lysias the commander came and took him from our hands with great force, 8commanding his accusers to come to you. By examining him yourself you will be able to discern all these things we are accusing him of.” 9The Jews also joined in the attack, alleging that these things were so. 10When the governor motioned to him to speak, Paul replied: “Because I know you have been a judge of this nation for many years, I am glad to offer my defense in what concerns me. 11You are able to determine that it is no more than 12 days since I went up to worship in Jerusalem. 12They didn’t find me disputing with anyone or causing a disturbance among the crowd, either in the temple complex or in the synagogues or anywhere in the city. 13Neither can they provide evidence to you of what they now bring against me. 14But I confess this to you: I worship my fathers’ God according to the Way, which they call a sect, believing all the things that are written in the Law and in the Prophets. 15And I have a hope in God, which these men themselves also accept, that there is going to be a resurrection, both of the righteous and the unrighteous. 16I always do my best to have a clear conscience toward God and men. 17After many years, I came to bring charitable gifts and offerings to my nation, 18and while I was doing this, some Jews from Asia found me ritually purified in the temple, without a crowd and without any uproar. 19It is they who ought to be here before you to bring charges, if they have anything against me. 20Either let these men here state what wrongdoing they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin, 21or about this one statement I cried out while standing among them, ‘Today I am being judged before you concerning the resurrection of the dead.’ ” 22Since Felix was accurately informed about the Way, he adjourned the hearing, saying, “When Lysias the commander comes down, I will decide your case.” 23He ordered that the centurion keep Paul under guard, though he could have some freedom, and that he should not prevent any of his friends from serving him. 24After some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and listened to him on the subject of faith in Christ Jesus. 25Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became afraid and replied, “Leave for now, but when I find time I’ll call for you.” 26At the same time he was also hoping that money would be given to him by Paul. For this reason he sent for him quite often and conversed with him. 27After two years had passed, Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus, and because he wished to do a favor for the Jews, Felix left Paul in prison. 1Three days after Festus arrived in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea. 2Then the chief priests and the leaders of the Jews presented their case against Paul to him; and they appealed, 3asking him to do them a favor against Paul, that he might summon him to Jerusalem. They were preparing an ambush along the road to kill him. 4However, Festus answered that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to go there shortly. 5“Therefore,” he said, “let the men of authority among you go down with me and accuse him, if there is any wrong in this man.” 6When he had spent not more than eight or 10 days among them, he went down to Caesarea. The next day, seated at the judge’s bench, he commanded Paul to be brought in. 7When he arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him and brought many serious charges that they were not able to prove, 8while Paul made the defense that, “Neither against the Jewish law, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I sinned at all.” 9Then Festus, wanting to do a favor for the Jews, replied to Paul, “Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem, there to be tried before me on these charges? ” 10But Paul said: “I am standing at Caesar’s tribunal, where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as even you can see very well. 11If then I am doing wrong, or have done anything deserving of death, I do not refuse to die, but if there is nothing to what these men accuse me of, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar! ” 12After Festus conferred with his council, he replied, “You have appealed to Caesar; to Caesar you will go! ” 13After some days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesarea and paid a courtesy call on Festus. 14Since they stayed there many days, Festus presented Paul’s case to the king, saying, “There’s a man who was left as a prisoner by Felix. 15When I was in Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews presented their case and asked for a judgment against him. 16I answered them that it’s not the Romans’ custom to give any man up before the accused confronts the accusers face to face and has an opportunity to give a defense concerning the charges. 17Therefore, when they had assembled here, I did not delay. The next day I sat at the judge’s bench and ordered the man to be brought in. 18Concerning him, the accusers stood up and brought no charge of the sort I was expecting. 19Instead they had some disagreements with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, a dead man Paul claimed to be alive. 20Since I was at a loss in a dispute over such things, I asked him if he wished to go to Jerusalem and be tried there concerning these matters. 21But when Paul appealed to be held for trial by the Emperor, I ordered him to be kept in custody until I could send him to Caesar.” 22Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I would like to hear the man myself.” “Tomorrow you will hear him,” he replied. 23So the next day, Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp and entered the auditorium with the commanders and prominent men of the city. When Festus gave the command, Paul was brought in. 24Then Festus said: “King Agrippa and all men present with us, you see this man about whom the whole Jewish community has appealed to me, both in Jerusalem and here, shouting that he should not live any longer. 25Now I realized that he had not done anything deserving of death, but when he himself appealed to the Emperor, I decided to send him. 26I have nothing definite to write to my lord about him. Therefore, I have brought him before all of you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after this examination is over, I may have something to write. 27For it seems unreasonable to me to send a prisoner and not to indicate the charges against him.” 1Agrippa said to Paul, “It is permitted for you to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and began his defense: 2“I consider myself fortunate, King Agrippa, that today I am going to make a defense before you about everything I am accused of by the Jews, 3especially since you are an expert in all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently. 4“All the Jews know my way of life from my youth, which was spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem. 5They had previously known me for quite some time, if they were willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I lived as a Pharisee. 6And now I stand on trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers, 7the promise our 12 tribes hope to attain as they earnestly serve Him night and day. King Agrippa, I am being accused by the Jews because of this hope. 8Why is it considered incredible by any of you that God raises the dead? 9In fact, I myself supposed it was necessary to do many things in opposition to the name of Jesus the Nazarene. 10I actually did this in Jerusalem, and I locked up many of the saints in prison, since I had received authority for that from the chief priests. When they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. 11In all the synagogues I often tried to make them blaspheme by punishing them. I even pursued them to foreign cities since I was greatly enraged at them. 12“I was traveling to Damascus under these circumstances with authority and a commission from the chief priests. 13King Agrippa, while on the road at midday, I saw a light from heaven brighter than the sun, shining around me and those traveling with me. 14We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice speaking to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ 15“Then I said, ‘Who are You, Lord? ’ “And the Lord replied: ‘I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting. 16But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen and of what I will reveal to you. 17I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles. I now send you to them 18to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that by faith in Me they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified.’ 19“Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. 20Instead, I preached to those in Damascus first, and to those in Jerusalem and in all the region of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works worthy of repentance. 21For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple complex and were trying to kill me. 22To this very day, I have obtained help that comes from God, and I stand and testify to both small and great, saying nothing else than what the prophets and Moses said would take place — 23that the Messiah must suffer, and that as the first to rise from the dead, He would proclaim light to our people and to the Gentiles.” 24As he was making his defense this way, Festus exclaimed in a loud voice, “You’re out of your mind, Paul! Too much study is driving you mad! ” 25But Paul replied, “I’m not out of my mind, most excellent Festus. On the contrary, I’m speaking words of truth and good judgment. 26For the king knows about these matters. It is to him I am actually speaking boldly. For I am convinced that none of these things escapes his notice, since this was not done in a corner. 27King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you believe.” 28Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Are you going to persuade me to become a Christian so easily? ” 29“I wish before God,” replied Paul, “that whether easily or with difficulty, not only you but all who listen to me today might become as I am — except for these chains.” 30So the king, the governor, Bernice, and those sitting with them got up, 31and when they had left they talked with each other and said, “This man is doing nothing that deserves death or chains.” 32Then Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been released if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
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