"If He Sleeps" Pt. V John 11:45-57

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Summary: Pastor Ken Hutcherson 11:45 Then many of the people, 91 who had come with Mary and had seen the things Jesus 92 did, believed in him.11:46 But some of them went to the Pharisees 93 and reported to them 94 what Jesus had done. 11:47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees 95 called the council 96 together and said, “What are we doing? For this man is performingmany miraculous signs. 11:48 If we allow him to go on in this way, 97 everyone will believe in him, and the Romanswill come and take away our sanctuary 98 and our nation.” 11:49 Then one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, 99 “You know nothing at all! 11:50 You do notrealize 100 that it is more to your advantage to have one man 101 die for the people than for the whole nation to perish.” 102 11:51 (Now he did not say this on his own, 103 but because he was high priest that year, he prophesiedthat Jesus was going to die for the Jewish nation, 104 11:52 and not for the Jewish nation 105 only, 106 but to gather together 107 into one the children of God who are scattered.) 108 11:53 So from that day they planned together to killhim. 11:54 Thus Jesus no longer went 109 around publicly 110 among the Judeans, 111 but went away from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, 112 and stayed there with his disciples. 11:55 Now the Jewishfeast of Passover 113 was near, and many people went up to Jerusalem 114 from the rural areas before the Passover tocleanse themselves ritually. 115 11:56 Thus they were looking for Jesus, 116 and saying to one another as they stood inthe temple courts, 117 “What do you think? That he won’t come to the feast?” 11:57 (Now the chief priests and the Pharisees 118 had given orders that anyone who knew where Jesus 119 was should report it, so that they could arrest120 him.) 121