November 22: The Ultimate Question (Matthew 22:41-46)
This Sunday Nik Lingle will continue the Christians and Culture series at 9:00am in the youth room. Ray Rutledge will be in the Adult 1 classroom continuing through The Gospel Project.
Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,
“‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies under your feet”’?
If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?” And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions. (ESV)
After a day of conflict with the religious leaders who were trying to discredit him, Jesus turns the tables and asks them a question on their view of the Messiah. Unlike their ill intent, Jesus is inviting all to repent and believe in God’s chosen Son, sent to deliver and redeem. While they turned away from Jesus as the Messiah, the question of Jesus' identity remains the ultimate question for us. In this passage, we see Jesus quoting from the Old Testament to reveal his goodness and glory inviting us to follow and join in his glorious kingdom.
Review and Apply
1. What makes this question the ultimate question?
2. What do we learn about Jesus as Messiah from Psalm 110?
3. Why is it of utmost importance that he be both the Son of David and the Son of God?
4. How does Jesus prove this from Psalm 110?
5. How does Jesus' unique nature lead to worship, faith and hope?
6. In what way does this revelation of Jesus help you face a current struggle today?