Grace to You

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In our study of the Word of God, we find ourselves, this morning, in the twentieth chapter of Luke's gospel, Luke chapter 20 coming to the conclusion of this rich twentieth chapter.

Perhaps more importantly than the chapter is the chronology. We are now late in the day on Wednesday of the last week of our Lord's life. He will be crucified on Friday and risen on Sunday morning. This is Wednesday.

It was most likely Monday that He made His entry into the city of Jerusalem, to the hosannas of the massive multitude. On this Wednesday, He has spent the entire day in and around the temple area, teaching large crowds and being confronted by the religious leaders. They have done everything they can on this day to publicly discredit Him. The Pharisees have made their effort. The Herodians have made their effort. The Sadducees have made their attempt. All of them unsuccessful. All of them humiliated. All of them exposed by the wisdom and the clarity and the power of our Lord's response. Luke says in verse 40, "They didn't have courage to question Him any longer about anything." Now it's His turn to ask the questions. And in verse 41, we read this, "And He said to them, 'How is it that they say the Christ is David's Son, for David himself says in the book of Psalms, the Lord says to my Lord, sit at My right hand until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet. David, therefore, calls Him Lord and how is He His Son?'"

If I were to title this message, I might simply title it, "David's Son and LORD." That in itself is a startling title. No Middle Eastern father would ever under any circumstances call his son Lord, that would be to honor and respect on its head. And yet David's Son is also David's Lord....

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John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry... gty.org

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