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Whose Lord is he?

God’s promised Messiah is Lord over everyone, even the most powerful kings.  Luke 20:41 – 44 41 Then Jesus said to them, ‘Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David? 42 David himself declares in the Book of Psalms: ‘“The Lord said to my Lord:     ‘Sit at my right hand 43 until I make

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Life After Death

Do you really believe you will rise from the dead one day?   Luke 20:27 – 40 The resurrection and marriage 27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. 28 ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves

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Fear from the Word of the Lord

It is not a bad thing to hear God’s word and then be gripped by a sense of fear. Haggai 1:12 12 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant of the people obeyed the voice of the Lord their God and the

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Image & Belonging

Whose image and inscription are on it?  Luke 20:21 – 26 21 So the spies questioned him: ‘Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 22 Is it right for us to pay

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Using Questions as a Smokescreen

Sometimes asking ‘clever’ questions about God are a smokescreen to hide what’s really going on in our hearts.   Luke 20: 20 20 Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over

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Fear of Being Exposed

: Because they were being exposed as sinners many of the leaders were seeking to silence Jesus. Luke 20:19 19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid

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The Cornerstone that Brings Judgment and Salvation

Jesus came as the Cornerstone, rejected by people, but foundational to the new temple God is building; all who do reject him face judgment. Luke 20:17 – 18  17 Jesus looked directly at them and asked, ‘Then what is the meaning of that which is written:  ‘“The stone the builders rejected      has

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What to do with Jesus

What are you going to do with Jesus?  Luke 20:14 – 16 14 ‘But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. “This is the heir,” they said. “Let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.” 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. ‘What then

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A Gift from God

God is the one who opens our eyes to the gift of his grace to us in Jesus.  Luke 20:9 – 13  The parable of the tenants  9 He went on to tell the people this parable: ‘A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. 10 At

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Dealing with Life’s Struggles

Life is full of struggles and we need to ask if there is something we should learn from them. Haggai 1:6 – 11 6 You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are

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