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March 21, 2021 1:00 am
Who is Jesus Christ? With this monumental question in mind, Stu & Robby dive into Luke 20: 39-47, to see what Our Lord has to say.
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Podcast network. This is the Truth Network's passion week, Jesus Christ is turn of the table she's come into the temple. The Lord is in his house, and may been pounding him with questions but this week Jesus Christ turns the tables on them and ask them a question. Who is Jesus. Is there a more important question you can ask in all of eternity. In life right now was last time you asked someone that question who is Jesus Christ front and center on a discussion inexperienced Ruth Robidoux Moore's with me back again for another great week. Robbie read our Scripture passage and let's get off on a good start here Luke chapter 20 verses 39 through 47 and some of the scribes answered and said teacher you've spoken well, but after that they dared not question him anymore and he said to them, how can they say that Christ is the son of David. David himself said in the book of Psalms the Lord said to my Lord, sit at my right hand to make your enemies your footstool footstool. Therefore David calls him Lord, how is it he then is his son. Then in the hearing of all the people he said was disciples. Beware of the scribes who desire to go around in long robes love greetings in the marketplace. The best seats in the synagogue in the best places at feasts, who devour widows who devour widows houses and and for a pretense make long prayers.
These will receive greater condemnation. So Jesus Christ comes at them with this question and then this indictment on the scribes and they got nothing form.
Robbie asked the first question is, can a job was right in the context so what led to Jesus asking this question why the asking this question.
So first he just jumped on by the, the Sadducees, and then by the Herodian's on this tax issue. The money guys there all over the Sadducees about the resurrection and so then Jesus and the Pharisees are all trying to entrap him with all these questions and each time he stuns them with his answer.
He stuns about the authority of where the baptism of John the Baptist came from. They don't know what to say they're stupefied there, stopped so Jesus is neither will I tell you what authority I do these things is all about authority.
It's all about who's in control it's all about is this Bible is this word legit or not is it true or not, that's the question the ages because is that if the Bible is not authoritative. Everything I've ever done, and stood for all my life in this ministry and this teaching is pointless. Go out of the way going up atheist or not attacking the veracity of Plato's Republic raising atheist aren't attacking even the that the the children story good night Moon or any of these fun little things that attacked the Easter Bunny then attacked the tooth fairy why they go out of their way if they believe it's a complete fraudulent book the Bible if they complete cleavage uses a big fake poser fiction of your imagination want to go either way to spend the time consumed attacking so bottom line is Jesus. As we study is and was and this week were looking at this. So the question came out of all these assaults, as these front center left and right being attacked by all these religious he's in the center of passion we likely this is.
Wednesday was is going on leading up to Good Friday. Robbie and Jesus has been Ashley's questions.
Each time he answers his detractors and reveals them to to the goodness in the grace the truth of God also confronts them in this one. If this is the epitome of it when he points and turns them a question. He says of them who is basically David, son, the Christ, which means the anointed one for David himself says the book of Psalms the Lord said to my Lord, sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool. This is right from Psalm 110. This is God talking to God.
This is a beautiful brilliant picture of God the father talking to God the son. This is the same answer to the book of Proverbs.
What is his name and what is his son's name.
UMF in the book of Proverbs is it who created the heaven Zeus who spoke the world's existence. There is a deity of Jesus here that's brilliant and Jesus uses Scripture to point that out to them in a brilliant way. Second question here Robbie will even go farther somewhat significant about the title son of David, so David obviously a great patriarch in Israel's history the great King and David and his writings spoke about another king and he was promised by God to the prophets that he would be the progenitor of the seed that would be the greatest king never rule Israel which would be King Jesus, and Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the city of David. He was born of both Mary and Joseph who were in the lineage of David's bloodline brilliant picture.
So here Jesus is the son of David and we start bringing David up to the Jews. They take attention and Peter does it, and Pentecost. By the way, in his powerful sermon in acts chapter 2, where he Basie says who's buried in David's tomb.
Such a question for you Robbie. I went to intervention other, but that would seem to me the Jesus is asking the disciples and obviously the Pharisees disaster the Pharisees's question is he's telling the disciples something right after their it's almost like you guys don't even know who the Messiah is yet you walk around like a big shot. I am in the short, the whole deal.
You know that you guys don't even know who the Messiah is any water on him like a big shot and those who understood the who Jesus is no don't want to even fall under that common vacancy says under greater combinational givers 40. They no longer dared ask many questions, so that what is Jesus do all I got some questions for you. Let's start with the big Psalm 110 the Lord said to my Lord, sit at my right hand. This is a statement that he is the preeminent God the son he is the son of God. He is the son of David right mirror the blind beggar, have mercy on me, son of David C the blind beggar recognized earlier on in 18 maybe it may was just a chapter for this, the son of the beggar recognized that Jesus in chapter 19 himself had royal lineage. He was the king and what they say as he came in on that royal Stephen unbroken cult which is a is of you know, the symbol of peace working right up: come in peace. Write a big white steed of a horse he was coming to declare war, or to took to vanquish the enemy became on a kingly on a kingly of cold and he was was met with the Christ. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord hosanna to the king. The king is here.
The king is arrived in David's capital, the last king of greatness that sat on the throne here was David, and now are looking at the King of Kings and Lord Lord who will reign forever and ever. So this David Davidic connection is just huge when you study it or just touching a service on it with. We got another question you're doing this question is insightful, it says so, who are his enemies you know there to be footstools or what's the significance of them becoming his footstool. While in this is a reference always to the ancient culture. When you have the conquering King would come in and eat the those that he had bested in war.
The other rollers. They literally witness have any Josh was there believe it's Joshua chapter 16 somewhere there were you they would put their feet on the next is a deep symbol that you are now under me and you bow and I'm above you and so it's a great statement of again. Christ, he he is you'll see it now Pharisees, you should see it, religious leaders, scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, Sanhedrin, you should see it because this is all these scriptures have been talking about me this on the object on the hero of all this, you'll see it. But one day you will when you as my enemies and what you do a Jesus of course are going to be under my feet. You're gonna be in the know. Either you let this stone fall on you now and all and be poor in spirit be crushed by or the stone will crush you later. It's your choice, and when he comes back a second time he will come and judgment go to this next question because that is rich, it really is.
So what seven things does Jesus say in condemnation of the scribes, while boys are in.
These are tough man you go through each one of these utilities is a sermon and review first in OTE. First he says a warning beware. By way there's more condemnation of false preachers. The people with the strongest language of Scripture is not against us pagans on believers, deniers of God. But it's against false teachers there called everything they're called Vipers there called wolves in sheep's clothing. There called awful things you look at second Peter first Timothy look at Jude. These false prophets and so firsters this warning, you know, beware of the first thing is of the seven they desire to go around in long robes, clothing was everything right there long tassels often to show off their deep prayer life. There were small boxes came Scripture on their form your four head there called phylacteries and keyboard Deuteronomy 6 victory. They wore it they showed it so that long robes. They love greetings version of the second thing they love the social aspects they love being seen at Temple.
They love to make that impression.
Number three they're the best seats in the synagogues hate. We have this pomposity, yet you know you have this hollowness in your soul. You gotta dressing up to go sit in the prominent places best place of the feast is a force thing for thing they wanted the prominent positions to celebrate God. Ironically, the fees for the silver God they want to celebrate themselves. It was about them. Verse 47, they devoured widows houses note was the weakest personal of Israel, will the woman whose husband died, who consider herself good pavers of good work herself. She stuck begging or gleaning. As in the case of Ruth.
They were weak they were defenseless and these guys oftentimes he scribes we lawyers Robbie they would serve as the estate managers for widows. So imagine a guy a double duty. He's not just a pastor he's your lawyer in your states up and he's watching over it and he is these different in that thing double dip and triple dipping and manipulating resources for himself for his own gain. They should've been the first people to help the widows right. What did God say he said love the widow support the widow, you know, in the land but what they do, they exploited the widow for their own personal gain is another one of her six long prayers. They were great at praying publicly now allowed which is the practice use condemned Matthew six, five and seven public prayer is not bad or your preacher would have to quit his job right appraiser relief but pretentious, pious, fake, fraudulent, selfish, prideful, public prayers are what's condemned. Matthew 6527 hypocritical prayer is what he is condemning just like the member and Luke 18. Two men would Attila pray one prayer. God heard one. The ceiling came back was a prayer of the Pharisee who said thank you God unalike that Scalia had, so that was there. Finally, in the final seven thing is he says there to receive a greater condemnation over and over again in Luke 17, verses one to in all these places. Luke chapter 1010 to 16 talks about where there is greater light. There's greater accountability and judgment. These there day will be brutal and hell will be harder per the words of Jesus. For those who have greater light, he suddenly better for you will be better for Sodom and Gomorrah.
Those those wicked evil perverse cities. We better for them. The guy had a rain hill in the fire and brimstone on the better for them and for you. The day of judgment. Robbie brought a time to pick up on these and wrap up this passage and what Jesus says and why the deity of Jesus Christ and who he is is quintessential everything to life. Do you know him runtime express truth. Gotta go read the word share the worst data word pass the word on to someone and be a doer of the word, not a hearer only.
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