Super Gospel - Ministry 4 - 11/15 (Spoken Voice) Passion Week


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Transcript:
"And every nation will be gathered before him, and he will separate them from each other,
even as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats. He will cause his sheep to stand
to his right, and the goats will stand off to his left. Then the king will say to those
who are on His right, ‘Come now, you who my Father has exalted, receive the kingdom
set aside for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me to
eat, I was thirsty and you gave me to drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me in, naked
and you covered me up. I was ill and you kept a vigil for me, in prison and you visited
me.’ And the righteous ones will then inquire, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and
feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we ever see you as a stranger
and welcome you in, or naked and cover you up? When did we see you ill or in prison and
visit you?’ And the King will respond, ‘I say to you assuredly, whatever you did for
the least of these, my family members, you did it for me.’ Then he will say to those
who are on his left, ‘Away from me, you accursed ones, and enter into the eternal
fire which has been set aside for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave
me nothing to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink. I was a stranger and
you did not welcome me; sick and in prison, yet you never came to visit me.’ Then they
will ask, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or as a stranger or naked
or sick or in prison and not care for you?’ Then he will indeed reply, ‘I am telling
you the truth, inasmuch as you did not do it for the least of these, you did not do
it for me.’ And these will all depart into everlasting punishment, but the righteous,
into everlasting life." (And even as his word declares, we are all awaiting a new heavens
and a new earth, where righteousness indeed prevails.)
THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST JESUS (Matt 26:1 5; Mark 14:1,2; Luke 22:1,2)
Mount of Olives Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is
also called the Passover, was drawing near--only two days away at the time that Jesus was saying
these things. He said to his followers, "As all of you are well aware, Passover is two
days from now, and the Son of Man will be given up to be crucified." Then the chief
priests, elders of the people, and the scribes all gathered in the palace of the high priest,
whose name was Caiaphas. They plotted together, seeking for some crafty way to arrest Jesus,
murder him and be done with him, for they were afraid of the people. They said, "Not
during the feast, however, for the crowds might riot."
MARY ANOINTS JESUS (John 12:2 8; Matt 26:6 13; Mark: 14:3 9)
Bethany, Near Jerusalem And while Jesus was staying in Bethany, they
made him a supper in the house of one known as Simon the Leper. Martha was serving, and
Lazarus was among those who were seated with him. So this woman, Mary, took and broke open
an alabaster litrai jar that was filled with a very costly spikenard ointment, and poured
the perfume over Jesus’ head as he reclined there at the table. She anointed Jesus’
feet, and wiped them off with her hair, and the fragrance of the ointment filled the house.
But when his disciples saw it, they were incensed. These (and) some others there angrily commented
to one another, "Why such a waste of a fine fragrance? It could have been sold for a hefty
sum, more than three hundred denarii, and the proceeds could have been given to the
poor!" And they reproved her severely. So Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, who was
about to hand him up, demanded, "So why was this ointment not sold, and three hundred
denarii given to the poor?" Now he did not ask this out of any concern that he had for
the poor, but because he was a thief, and carried the bag, and would pocket some of
whatever was put into it. So Jesus answered, "Leave her alone. Why are you troubling this
woman? She has done a beautiful thing for me. She has saved it for the day of my embalming.
You will always have the poor with you, and any time you feel like helping them, you may
do so. But you will not always have me with you. She did what she could. She came beforehand
and poured perfume over my body to prepare me for my burial. Assuredly I say to you,
wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the world, what she has done for me will also
be proclaimed as a memorial to her." JUDAS STRIKES A BARGAIN
(Matt 26:14 16; Mark 14:10 11; Luke 22:3 6) Jerusalem
Then Satan entered into Judas who is called Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve.
And intending to hand Jesus over to the chief priests and Captains, he discussed with them
how he might betray him, asking, "What would you give me if I were to hand him over to
you?" And they rejoiced, agreeing to give him silver. He accepted it gladly, so they
counted out thirty silver coins for him. So from that moment on Judas watched for his
chance to betray him when there was no crowd around.
KING ABGAR OFFERS JESUS ASYLUM (AcThad; EpAb)
Edessa, Jerusalem {This is a copy of a letter which Abgar the
Toparch wrote to Jesus, and sent to him in Jerusalem by the hand of the courier, Hananiah,
(and also) the copy of the things that Jesus wrote to Abgar the Toparch by the hand of
Hananiah the courier:} In those days there was this governor of a
city called Edessa, whose name was Abgar, who had heard of the wonders that the Christ
had worked, and of what he taught as well, for his fame had spread both far and wide.
He was amazed by him and wished to meet him, but was unable to leave the supervision of
his city. Now Abgar was overtaken by a chronic illness right about the time of the Passion
of Jesus and the plotting of the Jews, so he sent a letter to Christ by way of Hananiah
the courier. It went something like this: "Abgar Ouchama, the Toparch, governor of the
land of the Edessenes, to Jesus, who is called Christ, the good Savior who has appeared in
the region of Jerusalem, greetings to you. I have heard many things about you; of the
many wonders that you have worked, and the healings that you have brought about with
neither medicine nor herb. It is reported that you cause the blind to see and the lame
to walk; that you cleanse the leprous, heal the paralyzed, exorcise filthy spirits and
demons, restore those who suffer from chronic illnesses, and raise the dead back up to life.
When I learned these things about you, I figured that you must be one or the other of these
two: either you are a god who came down from heaven to bring these things to pass, or you
are a son of God. And this is why I have written you; by everything that’s good in you, I
implore you now to come to us; both to cure me of my illness and to escape the scheming
of the Jews. I have heard that the Jews are spreading malicious rumors about you, and
that they wish to do you harm. Come and escape the stratagems of the wicked--all that they
have set in place against you on account of their own jealousy. And though my city is
rather small, it is holy, and large enough for the both of us."
Now Abgar had ordered Hananiah to obtain an accurate description of Christ; what he looked
like, how tall he was, about his hair, and, in short, all that there was to know of him.
Then Hananiah went and handed him the letter and looked him over carefully, but could not
fix his appearance in his mind. And Jesus, as one who understood the heart, requested
something with which to wash, and a towel was given him. And after he had washed himself,
he patted his face with it, and it left its form in the linen cloth. Then he handed it
to Hananiah and said, "Take this back to the one who sent you, with this message: Peace
to you and to your town! This is the reason that I came; to suffer on behalf of this world,
and to rise again and raise the fathers. How blessed you are for believing in me, for concerning
me it has been written, ‘Those who have seen me will not believe in me,’ and, ‘Those
who never saw me will believe and live.’ Now concerning that part of your letter requesting
that I come to you. I need to make it clear that I must complete my mission in this land,
and afterward be taken up to Him Who sent me. But after I have passed into the heavens,
I will send Thaddeus, a disciple of mine, to be with you. He will heal your illness,
open up your eyes, guide you into all truth, and bring you life--along with the people
of your town." And after receiving Hananiah, Abgar fell down and worshiped the image, and
his disease vanished before Thaddeus arrived.