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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "The Question of the Day"

Earlier in the day, the religious leaders assailed Jesus with various quesitons. For instance, the Pharisees and Herodians asked a question pertaining to taxes (Mk. 12:13-17), the Sadducees interrogated concerning the resurrection (Mk. 12:18-27), and a Scribe inquired about the law (Mk. 12:28-34). However, after a day of questions, Jesus asks the question of the day—a qu...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: The Question of the Day

"The scholars and scribes may have been finished with all their questions for Jesus, but Jesus still had one last question for them. It was really more like a riddle, and its answer unlocks the mystery at the heart of the universe." Phil Ryken "After a day of questions comes the question of the day." Ralph Martin "Jesus is now quietly leading them to the point of confess...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Near, But Not In"

Summary: Jesus interacts with a scribe, who asks for clarification pertaining to the "first command above all others" (Mk.12:28). Jesus first answers by quoting Deuteronomy 6:4"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength" (Mk.12:30). Additionally, he provides the second greatest commandment from ...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Near, But Not In"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 12:28-34...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "A Christian's Response to Difficulty"

Quotes from Rick Holland's sermon on Romans 5:3-5...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Setting the Sadducees Straight"

Summary : Jesus takes another step closer to the cross as a result of his confrontation with the Sadducees. The Sadducees are the chief rivals to the Pharisees politically and theologically. They are characterized by three doctrines: 1) they only affirm the authority of the 5 books of Moses (Pentateuch), 2) they disavow the doctrine of the resurrection, and 3) they deny t...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Setting the Sadducees Straight"

"His enemies are relentless and they attack him in waves. Wave upon wave, delegation upon delegation approaching him to attack him publicly, discredit him so he might lose the popular support of the people, while they privately plot and plan how to kill him." Sinclair Ferguson "The point is that belief in the resurrection is absurd since it leads to ridiculously complex s...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "God and Caesar"

"It may be the most famous of all Jesus pronouncement stories." Robert Stein "The statement by our Lord was not only astounding the instant it was uttered, but is even today universally acclaimed to be the single most influential political statement ever made in the history of the world." Kent Hughes "The answer Jesus gave is the most important and influential statement ...

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