A Question for the Questioners (Luke 20:41-47) March 14, 2019

                                                            A Question for the Questioners

Luke 20:41-47

            I. The Christ is the Son of David (vs. 41-44)

a. To whom was Jesus directing the question in verse 41? _________________________________________

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b. Was is common for Jesus to ask questions of those who tested Him with questions? (Luke 20:1-4, 22-23) ______________________________________________________________________________________

c. What is the perceived paradox for the Sadducees in Jesus scriptural question? _____________________

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d. From the vantage point of history, scripture, and faith what is the easy explanation of verse 42 for

believers today? _________________________________________________________________________

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II. Beware of the Scribes… (vs. 45-47)

a. At the beginning of Luke chapter 20:1, 19… who is present when Jesus is questioned about His authority

that He now warns His disciples? ____________________________________________________________

b. Of whom does Jesus warn His disciples? ____________________________________________________

c. Is Jesus warning about the scribes because of them being a threat to life and wellbeing or something else? __________________________ _____________________________________________________________

d. Symbolically, what do you think the reference to long robes points to? ______________________________

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e. What do the following phrases all point to about the scribes: they love… greetings in the marketplace, the

best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts? ______________________________________

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f. The exact explanation of the phrase, “devours widows houses” is argued by scholars but with the simple

test between good and bad…contextually which is implied? _______________________________________

what do you think is meant? ________________________________________________________________

g. When long pretentious prayers are offered who are they offered for and to? (Matthew 5:5, Luke 18:11) ___________________________________________________________________________________________

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h. What is Jesus final evaluation and outcome of the scribe’s self-seeking? ___________________________

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i. The prestige, position, and authority that the religious leaders enjoyed in the first century…was it meant to

be that way or had something steered it off course? _____________________________________________

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             III. Application: How does James 3:13-18 summarize the problem we see presented in today’s passage? 

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