Jesus denounces the scribes and Pharisees - Part 2

TEXT: MATTHEW 23:13-24

Jesus begins to list His complaints against the scribes and Pharisees. He doesn't mention the Sadducees in these verses.

As an outline of verses 13-36, we see that Jesus lists the sins He has found among the scribes and Pharisees from verses 13-33. He judges those sins from verses 34-36.

Jesus denounces the scribes and Pharisees - Part 1

TEXT: MATTHEW 23:1-12

Jesus is still in the temple, having put all of the religious leaders to silence. He now turns his attention to His disciples, and the multitudes listen in.

Jesus lays out an important principle: Do what your religious leaders say, but don't act the way they do.

The question about David’s son

TEXT: MATTHEW 22:41-46

Still in the temple, and after the Pharisees, Sadducees and the Pharisees' lawyer had been silenced, Jesus posed his own question.

"What think ye of Christ? Whose son is he?" Jesus asked.

The Pharisees said, "The son of David."

The great commandment

TEXT: Matthew 22:34-40

Q&A's Part III

This is the third whack at Jesus using the "Questions & Answers" format. After the Sadducees were silenced in "The question about the resurrection," The Pharisees come back for more after Jesus silenced them in "God and Caesar."

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