Matthew 21:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?”
“The son of David,” they replied.
43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says,
44 “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.”’ 45 If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.
On Sunday I preached my first sermon at the Point and for 2012. It was wonderful to share God’s word with our new Church.
The text was Matthew 22:41-46. It comes at the end of an intense debate between Jesus and the Jewish leaders. This little passage was the first time Jesus set the agenda during the debate. When he got the chance to ask a question he immediately asked them about the promised Messiah, the Christ.
The big thing that struck me was how Jesus knew the Pharisees had an insufficient expectation of the Messiah. They simply expected too little. God’s promised Messiah was going to be descended from David (Human) but also the Son of God (Psalm 110), worthy of our worship, love and adoration. Using Scripture Jesus upended their picture of the Messiah away and showed them a glimpse of God’s promised Messiah who was standing in front of them.
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