Seeking to entrench their worldly authority, power and influence, the religious leaders who encounter Jesus are willing to murder, lie and break their own law. In doing so, they miss the Messiah and His eternal authority, power and influence.
- “Entrenchment Reflex”
- Dismiss them entirely.
- Elevate your own credentials.
- Turn a blind eye to hypocrisy.
- The accuser is exposed and the accused is set free.