During the first few days of Passover week Jesus would came to the Temple each day to teach. The Pharisees and Sadducees were among others there listening to Jesus teaching and asking Him questions.
What does Matthew 22:15 say about the motives of the Pharisees in asking these questions?
Does 22:16 indicate they had respect for Jesus?
In Matthew 22:17 they ask, “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” How do they think this will trap Jesus?
Next, beginning at Matthew 22:23, the Sadducees take a shot at Jesus. What was unique about the Sadducee’s beliefs?
How do the Sadducees think they have trapped Jesus?
What two things does Jesus say they misunderstand?
How do you feel about the idea of no marriage in the afterlife?
Next, in Matthew 22:36, a lawyer tests him asking “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? How would this be a testing of Jesus?
At the end of the chapter (beginning at verse 41), Jesus asks them a question “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.” This is correct! But, what point is Jesus making by quoting Psalm 110? What else must be true about the Christ?
Please share any answers or additional thoughts you have in the comments section below. We will review this material together in Virtual Bible Class Wednesday night at 7 pm on Facebook Live and Zoom.