Date

March 14 - 20, 2021

Location

West Franklin
700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

Sunday March 14, 2021 | Jesus Was Questioned

When the religious leaders questioned Jesus, He answered with wisdom and power. Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. He is the Word of God, who came to show us exactly what God is like. Jesus has authority in heaven and on earth.

This Week’s Lesson: Jesus Was Questioned

  • Bible Passage: Matthew 22Mark 12Luke 20
  • Story Point: Jesus spoke with wisdom and authority.
  • Key Passage: Philippians 2:8
  • Big Picture Question: What did Jesus do to save us? Jesus lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and rose from the dead.

The religious leaders heard Jesus teaching in Jerusalem, and they decided to ask tricky questions to catch Him saying something wrong. They sent some men to Jesus. The men said, “Teacher, we know You tell the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

Jesus knew what they were doing. “Why are you trying to trick Me?” He asked. “Show Me the coin you use to pay taxes.” The men brought Him a denarius. Jesus asked, “Whose picture is on the coin? Whose name is on it?” “Caesar’s,” they answered.

Jesus said, “Then give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and give to God what belongs to God.” The men were amazed at what Jesus said, and they went away.

Later, the religious leaders came to question Jesus again. “Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest?” they asked.

Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second most important command is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”

A man said to Jesus, “That’s right. To love God and your neighbor as yourself is far more important than offerings and sacrifices.” The man answered wisely, and Jesus said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”

Then Jesus asked the religious leaders a question: “Whose son is the Messiah?”

“David’s,” they said.

“How can that be?” Jesus asked. “David called the Messiah ‘Lord.’ Why would he do that if the Messiah is his son?”

The religious leaders didn’t know what to say. Their plan had failed, and no one was brave enough to ask Him any more questions.

Christ Connection

When the religious leaders questioned Jesus, He answered with wisdom and power. Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. He is the Word of God, who came to show us exactly what God is like. Jesus has authority in heaven and on earth.

Family Starting Points

  • Jesus spoke with wisdom and authority.
  • What did Jesus do to save us? Jesus lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and rose from the dead.

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Have a blessed Sunday!

Contact

Kelly Davenport
kdavenport@westfranklinchurch.com
615-850-3170