05 April, 2015
Search The Scriptures — Study 50 — Luke 20:27-21:4
Study 50 From The Book of Luke Is:
1. 20:27-40. The Sadducees repudiated the doctrine of a life after death, both because of the practical difficulties it involved, and because it was not taught in the Five Book of Moses, which they regarded as the only authority. How did Jesus meet their objections on both grounds? Cf. Mk. 12:24.
2. 21:1-4. What does God look for in those who make gifts for His work? Cf. 2 Cor. 8:12. Contrast these verses with 20:46, 47.
3. 20:41-44. ‘Son of David’ as a title for the Messiah carried the implication of a national, political deliverer. What does Jesus here tech about the true status of the Messiah, and about the character of His reign?
Note. 20:37, 38. God’s covenant with those who are His is such that death cannot break it. If He is still called the God of Abraham, then Abraham cannot be dead.