This passage plays out like a courtroom drama. What was Jesus being accused of? How would you summarize the way Jesus responded to the accusations?
On Sunday I gave the illustration of EV Rieu, who after translating the gospels went from being an agnostic to a Christ-follower. What has been the most dramatic effect Scripture has made on your life?
Who were the witnesses that Jesus called to the stand?
How did each of these witnesses support the claims that Jesus was making of his divinity?
Of all of these witnesses, which one is the most compelling to you and why?
Jesus pointed out what the Jew’s main problem was in verses 39-40. What was it? How might we be guilty of the same thing?
On Sunday I gave another illustration of looking out over the city from the top of the Commodity Exchange Building and having someone come up beside me and marvel at the beauty of the window and its frame. How can we ensure in the week ahead that this will not happen to us in the way we approach the bible? You may want to refer to Matthew 13:10-13.