Sadducees

The real meaning of the Sabbath

TEXT: ISAIAH 58

In isaiah's day, the Sabbath had become a time when Jews became more concerned with ritual than personal fellowship with God.

Jesus mourns over Jerusalem

TEXT: MATTHEW 23:37-39

Jesus is ending his visit to the temple, a visit which began in anger when He chased all the concessionaires and money changers out of the temple (Chapter 21), and ended with His sorrow over a Jerusalem without God.

Jesus denounces the scribes and Pharisees - Part 3

TEXT: MATTHEW 23:25-36

This is the final set of criticisms offered by Jesus to the scribes and Pharisees. In this passage, we see Jesus addressesing them as outwardly righteous, but inwardly hypocritical. Then he lumps them in with their fathers, who had killed the prophets.

Jesus next tells them that He will send them scribes, prophets and wise men, but that they will be ill treated and even killed by the scribes and Pharisees. (REFERENCE: Matthew 23:34).

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.

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