Lesson 187 (Matthew Chapter 22) --
"Render Unto God The Things That Are God's"

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Jesus tells the parable of the wedding feast1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3 and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6 and the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. 7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. 9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: 12 and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.Religious leaders question Jesus about paying taxes15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. 16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. 17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? 19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?21 They say unto him, Caesar’s.Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. 22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.Religious leaders question Jesus about the resurrection23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, 24 saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: 26 likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. 27 And last of all the woman died also. 28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. 31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.Religious leaders question Jesus about the greatest commandment34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.Religious leaders cannot answer Jesus’ question41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?They say unto him, The son of David.43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Lesson No. 187  “Render Unto God The Things That Are God’s”   

Matthew Chapter 22                                                    02/02/2014

1)     Jesus begins with a parable about God and man; in verse 1, how is the kingdom of God like a marriage for a king and his son?

2)     Verse 3 and 4, the king sends servants- what happens to them (verse 6), and what does the king do?  (Hint- verse 7)  Who are we talking about?

3)     The king invites others- who are they and what happens (verse 8-10); do all the invited guests get to stay?  (Hint- 12-13)  Is this hell (verse 14)?

4)     Many are called but few are chosen.  Please explain!

5)     The Pharisees then try to catch Jesus in a legal, political snare looking for a reason He might be arrested and tried by the Romans- what do they ask and what does Jesus say about worldly verses Godly things?  (verses 15-22)  What was their reaction?  (Hint- verse 22)

6)     Then the Sadducees (who didn’t believe in life after death), presented Jesus with a ‘what if’ challenge- what were the two things Jesus taught them about in this exchange?  (Hint- verses 24-32)  He was always teaching about the kingdom of God.  What was their reaction?

7)     After the Sadducees failed, the Pharisees tried once again to trip-up Jesus; verses 34-36?  What did Jesus say about this challenge?  (Hint- verses 34-40)

8)     Why did Jesus say that this summary of the 10 commandments ‘hang the law and the prophets’?

9)     Jesus then asked them a question in verses 41-45?  How did they respond?  (Hint- verse 46)  What is the answer to this question?  We know it!

10)    These are the last few days Jesus had before the crucifiction.  What was He doing?