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Death of John the Baptist

Matthew 14:1-12
John the Baptist is executed by Herod Antipas.
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At that time Herod the tetrarch heard reports about Jesus, and he said to his servants … – Slide 1
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‘This is John the Baptist. He has been raised from the dead! And because of this, miraculous powers are at work in him.’ – Slide 2
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For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife… – Slide 3
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… because John had repeatedly told him, ‘It is not lawful for you to have her.’ – Slide 4
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Although Herod wanted to kill John, he feared the crowd because they accepted John as a prophet. – Slide 5
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But on Herod’s birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before them … – Slide 6
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… and pleased Herod, so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. – Slide 7
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Instructed by her mother, she said … – Slide 8
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‘Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.’ – Slide 9
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Although it grieved the king, because of his oath and the dinner guests, he commanded that John be beheaded in the prison. – Slide 10
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John’s head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. – Slide 11
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Then John’s disciples came and took the body and buried it … – Slide 12
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… and went and told Jesus. – Slide 13
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