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1 Why are the Pharisees & Romans nervous about Jesus at the Passover? To know why the Jewish authorities wanted to be rid of Jesus To explain the meaning of Jesus anointing at Bethany To know some key facts about Judas

2 Why is Jesus a threat? The Pharisees, priests and scribes discuss with Caiaphas, the High Priest, to decide what to do with Jesus. Explain 2 reasons why Jesus is being seen as a threat. **Why is he NOT a threat?

3 Mark 14 Jesus teaches in the Temple – Mon, Tues, Wed, challenging the authority and teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Then Jesus goes to a village called Bethany, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, for dinner at the house of a man he had cured from leprosy. 1. Explain why the Pharisees are nervous about Jesus at the Passover. Then read Mk What happened? Summarise the story. 3. They criticised her harshly”. Why did they criticise her? What was wrong about her action? 2 things. **How did Jesus react? Why?

4 Jesus’ reply 1. Speech bubble in your own words 4 points that Jesus is making. 2. What has she done that is so important that it “will be remembered forever”? 3. Which of the reasons means the most to Jesus do you think? What does this tell you about Jesus’ character? **Do you think it is right for people to spend money on beautiful Churches, to show love and praise of God? Link your answer to this story. By anointing me, the woman is pointing to the fact that I am the Messiah – the Anointed one - showing this to others. The woman is understands that my death is approaching, and is preparing me for my burial. This is a prophetic action. The woman has shown great love and generosity to me personally. This sign of her love will be remembered for ever. But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good service for me. For you always have the poor with you, and you can show kindness to them whenever you wish; but you will not always have me. She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for its burial. Truly I tell you, wherever the good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.” The woman has understood the uniqueness of who I am. “You have the poor with you always, but you will not always have Me.”

5 Do you think it is right for people to spend money on beautiful Churches? Link your answer to the story of Jesus’ anointing at Bethany.


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