The Spirit’s Ministry to the World
a. Concerning Sin Rom 3:23, 6:23
b. Concerning Righteousness Acts 2:22, Rom 3:21-22
c. Concerning Judgement Col 2:13-15, James 4:7, Eph 6:11
What is the significance of the widow’s offering and how does it inform our giving in the church today.
The church is the body of Christ. He who does not have the church for his mother cannot have God for his father. As the body of Christ, every Christian is to be part of a local expression of the worldwide body of Christ, the church.
Jesus now asks the Jewish leaders a difficult question, “Whose Son is the Messiah?”. This will give Jesus an opportunity to explain that the Messiah is much more than a descendant of David. He is God.
Jesus’s teaching on the greatest commandment has much to teach us on God’s love for us, our love for Him, our love for others, and the Christian life as a whole.
Jesus’surprising answer to the Pharisees’ challenge about the legality of paying the Roman taxes and how we are to respect both government and God.
The only reasonable response to the faithfulness of God is a total allegiance to Him demonstrated by gratefulness and service from a humble heart.
Jesus tells the Parable of the Tenants, a very allegorical parable and prophecy detailing how the spiritual leaders of Israel have disregarded the prophets and will put Jesus to death later that week.
Our faith and willingness to obey are strengthened by reminding ourselves of the great deeds God has done for us.