Thursday Mens Soup and Study - Luke

The Sadducees Question Jesus About the Resurrection (Luke 20: 27-40 & Matthew 22: 23:23) 3/7

The Sadducees Question Jesus About the Resurrection

 

Luke 20:27-40 and Matthew 22::23-33

I. The Sadducees (VS. 27-28)

    a. What does this passage reveal about the Sadducees? ___________________________________________

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    b. The Sadducees refer to Deuteronomy 25:5-10 That pertains to "levirate marrage.  Do you think it was uncommon

    for people to ask a rabbi questions about the Scriptures?  ____________________________________________

    c. In the giving of the law, what was the purpose of levirate marriage? (Deut 25:5-10) ______________________

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II.  The Hypothetical . . .(vs. 29-33)

    a. The Sadducees weave an elaborate hypothetical situation.  What is it? ________________________________

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    b. With the scenario complete what is revealed to be the real question the Sadducees put to Jesus?  __________

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    c. Why is the question hypocritical coming from the Sadducees? ______________________________________

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III. Jesus Teaches on the Resurrection (vs. 34-40)

    a. What contrast does Jusus present in verses 34 and 35? ___________________________________________

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    b. Does Jesus teach that the resurrection from the dead was literally real? _______________________________

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    c. What does Jesus describe as the relationships between people in the heavenly realm? ___________________

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    d. Does Jesus teach that people become angels after the resurrection? _________________________________

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    e. Additionally, what does Jesus emphasize about the reality of the resurrection by using vs. 37-38? ___________
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    f.  I what way would the scribes have been compelled to side with Jesus about his teaching on the resurrection?

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IV. Application:  The Sadducees sadly did not believe in bodily resurrection.  Are there misconceptions widely held

by even some professing Christians about the resurrection, heaven, and life after death?  ___________________

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