Trying to Trip Up Jesus

Sermon for the Twenty-third Sunday After Pentecost

SermonText:  Matthew 22:35-46
35  And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.
36  “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”
37  And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
38  This is the great and first commandment.
39  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
40  On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
41  Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question,
42  saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.”
43  He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,
44  “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”‘?
45  If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?”
46  And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.

Points to Keep In Mind:
*God gave 10 “Commandments”

*The rabbis of Jesus’ earthly days developed 613 commandments to guide you in keeping the 10 “Commandments”

*Some rabbis held that all 10 Commandments were equally important.

*Other rabbis taught that some commandments are more important than others.


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