Key Verse: – His identity. Those “with Him” understand.
Personal Application: Don’t expect others to see the miracles God performs for you. Believing is seeing.
Outline: Unbelievers like
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· Narratives follow about those who reject
· Climax: What is to keep Him from a fate like
Herod Antipas was son of
Principle: Those ensnared in adultery (or any sin) often become blind to common sense, including warnings of those close to them.
Principle: When you speak out on a moral issue, even sometimes in the local church, it is often seen as political even when it is never meant as such.
Principle: A woman behind a man can make that man great or can make that man a fool.
Aretas’ defeat of Antipas was seen by many as divine judgment for John’s execution (“Now some of the Jews thought that the destruction of Herod’s army came from God and that very justly, as a punishment of what he did against John, that was called the Baptist; for Herod slew him, who was a good man,” (Josephus Antiquities, 18:5:2).
Antipas probably heard of Jesus’ ministry at his capital of Tiberias, only eight miles from Capernaum, from Cuza, his steward, who wife was part of Jesus’ apostolic band (Luke 8:1-3).
They were in the palace at Machaerus fortress, near the