The second bout of persecution that’s recorded in the Book of Acts is the topic of this study. We ended our last lesson with the apostles in jail. Now we will see them miraculously set free by a supernatural visitor and then they are arrested again. They are now able to testifying about Jesus to the entire Sanhedrin Council. What a great opportunity.
There are two parts of this portion of Luke’s Gospel that we will study in this lesson. The first is The Parable of the Tenants. Through this parable Jesus exposed the wicked schemes of the religious elite and how they would kill Him. The second is the continuation of Jesus confronting these hypocrites after they tried to trap Jesus. How Jesus responded to their attacks was simple, yet profound. This is a very interesting lesson.
In this lesson we will see Jesus take on the Pharisees and experts in the Mosaic Law. Afterwards He does a little teaching to the disciples on how not to become like those religious hypocrites. This is an exciting lesson.