Daily Archives: April 29, 2016

Luke 20:1-8 Whose Authority?

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series The Gospel of Luke

This Sermon’s Video Link   “A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.” (Proverbs 17:10, NASB95) Even a misplaced rebuke can make a wise man consider carefully. But a fool will reject discipline altogether. What is your attitude towards being corrected? How interested are you in discovering when you’ve been wrong? If you were wrong about doctrine, would you want to know it? If you were wrong about God would you want to know it? If you were wrong about Jesus would you want to know it? Or would you rather say, “It has always been this way”? Would you prefer to harden your heart against an uncomfortable truth, or would you humble yourself and let the pain of being corrected create repentance and change? In today’s text, in Luke 20:1-8, Jesus encounters again the Scribes, The Chief priests, and the Elders – the three groups that describe the highest leadership of Israel: The Sanhedrin, and they come with a question. Their question is deceptive in the way that accusing questions can be. They are not interested in truth but rather they are looking only to confirm their bias. And when given the chance to come gently, they harden their resolve against Jesus. […]