The Doctrine of Christ - Christ Traps the Pharisees

Scripture Passage: 
Matthew 22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44
  1. THE TIMING OF THE LORD’S QUESTIONS (Matthew 22:41; Mark 12:35)
    1. While He Had the Pharisees Gathered (Matthew 22:41)
      1. They had just finished questioning the Lord (Matthew 22:16-40)
        1. On tribute (Matthew 22:16-22)
        2. On marriage in the resurrection (Matthew 22:23-33)
        3. On the identity of the greatest commandment (Matthew 22:34-40)
      2. They had evil motives (Matthew 22:18, 35; Mark 12:15; Luke 20:23)
    2. While Teaching in the Temple (Mark 12:35)
  2. THE CONTENT OF THE LORD’S QUESTIONS (Matthew 22:42-45; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44)
    1. The Questions
      1. What think ye of Christ (Matthew 22:42)?
      2. Whose son is he (Matthew 22:42)? Note: Likely this was the answer that led to other questions (see Matthew 22:42).
    2. The Conflict
      1. How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David (Mark 12:35; Luke 20:41)?
      2. How doth David call Christ, Lord by the Holy Ghost (Matthew 22:43-44; Mark 12:36; Luke 20:42-43; see Psalm 110:1; Acts 2:34-36; Hebrews 1:13; Hebrews 10:12-13)?
      3. How is Christ both David’s Lord and his Son (Matthew 22:45; Mark 12:37; Luke 20:44)?
  3. THE RESPONSE TO THE LORD’S QUESTIONS (Matthew 22:46; Mark 12:37)
    1. The Response of the Religious Leaders (Matthew 22:46)
      1. No man was able to answer a word
      2. They did not ask the Lord any more questions
    2. The Response of the Common People (Mark 12:37)
    3. The Conflict Over God’s Word (Proverbs 30:5-6; Romans 3:4)
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.