Prophecy of Deity & Warning of Deception (Luke 20:41-47)
The Prophetic Psalm 110
The Divine descendent of David will rule as King and redeem as priest.
• The exalted Divine Messiah will rule (110:1-3)
• The eternal High Priest will redeem in a new priesthood (110:4) • The glorious King Warrior will conquer all opposition (110:5-7)
The Obvious Implication (Luke 20:41-44)
The promised Messianic King will be Deity
• Messiah is David’s Son (20:41)
• The LORD calls Messiah David’s Lord (20:42-43)
• David acknowledges his own Son is His Lord (20:44) • Conclusion: Messiah must be both God and Man.
The Scandalous Warning (Luke 20:45-47)
The Scribes (Jewish Teachers of the Law) are arrogant, hypocritical, and condemned.
• The Scribes are arrogant (20:45-46)
• The Scribes are hypocrites (20:47a)
• The Scribes will be condemned (20:47b) • Conclusion: Don’t listen to the Scribes.
Although the religious leaders do not understand it, the Messiah is both God and man; redeemer and ruler.
- Monday: Psalm 110
- Tuesday: Psalm 2
- Wednesday: Psalm 89
- Thursday: Acts 2:29-36
- Friday: Luke 21:1-4
NEXT STEPS FROM TODAY’S MESSAGE
- I will take seriously the study of scripture.
- I will beware of spiritual deception.
- I will pray for Fellowship’s Youth Pastor Search (unity, clarity, fit, momentum).
HOME CHURCH QUESTIONS
- Read the Passage.
- Review the Message.
- What makes Bible study difficult?
- We are commanded to “study” or “correctly handle” scripture (2 Timothy 2:15). What does that mean? Do you do that?
- God has given “teachers” as a gift to the church (Ephesians 4:11-13). How can we take advantage of that?
- How do you identify a spiritual hypocrite? What should you do about it?
- How do you identify a “false teacher”? What should you do about it?
- Read James 3:1. Take a moment to pray for the teachers at our church.