The Desire of Ages -- Study Guide


Chapter 59: Priestly Plottings

1. Read John 11:45-53. Why was the resurrection of Lazarus the event that necessitated the death of Jesus in the eyes of the Sanhedrin? Why was it particularly embarrassing for the Sadducees? How did it embarrass the Pharisees? In what ways do the words of Jesus still offend religious people? DA-SG 62.1

2. What did the Sanhedrin hope to gain by putting Christ to death? In what ways do you feel tempted to put personal position ahead of God’s will for your life? DA-SG 62.2

3. How could one so loving, pure, kind, truthful, and divine be considered an offense to the religious world? DA-SG 62.3