Jesus’ interactions with the teachers of the Law were often hostile. The Pharisees and Sadducees in Matthew 22 presented themselves against Jesus. Their heart was to trap Jesus in His teaching and publicly discredit His ministry. The harder these leaders worked against Jesus, the more astonished the crowds became regarding Jesus. He taught as one with authority. The crowds marveled at Jesus and the frustration of the Pharisees and Sadducees grew. Jesus summarized the Law and Prophets by saying we are to love God and love others. Jesus’ responses to the ill-willed questioners left the experts of the day speechless and afraid. Like the crowd, we too can stand in awe and marvel at Jesus and His teaching regarding love for God and love for neighbor.
Scripture References: Matthew 22:34-39
These are messages not attached to a preaching series.
John 9:35-41, John 9:1-7
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
John 20:19-20, Romans 4:25, John 11:25, Matthew 28:18-20
Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 1:20-25, Isaiah 7:14