Tuesday, 7pm, facilitated by Hannah Baehr
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People come to faith in Christ through various means, often a combination of subjective experiences, rational consideration, relational connection with believers, and many other ways. How did God draw you to faith? In what ways have you seen God draw others to faith?
In Matthew 22:15-46, the Pharisees and Sadducees had hostile intentions. They were trying to trap Jesus. In most cases, Jesus’ responses seem to be kind, gracious, and even somewhat formal and academic. Yet, it seems like he gets in a couple jabs (see verses 18 and 29). Why might he do this? Is he angry? Is he being intolerant of other’s views?
Both Jesus and his questioners demonstrate a good amount of knowledge of the Old Testament. For that reason, Jesus’ rebuke for the Sadducees in verse 29 seems strange. What might be missing from the Sadducees approach to the Scriptures?
In light of Proverbs 1:7, what steps can we take to build our understanding of the Old Testament and the power of God?