The Messiah’s Ministry: An Eternal Perspective

Mirror of the Sky II


Matthew 22:34-46

Christian musicians Brandon Heath and Jason Ingram wrote a song in 2008 about wanting to see the world as God would, and having a desire to view people with more compassion called “Give Me Your Eyes”. Here are some of the lyrics:
Give me Your eyes for just one second
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me Your love for humanity
Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see

How can we look at Life from God’s viewpoint?
* Focus on the Main Point
34-40 testing for the “right” answer
v34 they’re trying to trick Him (cf. v15)
v35/36 what’s the right answer? (test of orthodoxy)
v37/38 reply of action: LOVE God
v39 love people
v40 love in the vertical & horizontal (image of cross)

* Focus on the Master’s Presence
41-46 testing for understanding
v41/42 surface answer correct, BUT…
v43 watch the lines of authority (which Pharisees loved)
v44 David called the Messiah “Master/Lord”, (authority)
v45 How can David submit to Messiah’s authority if He hasn’t yet been born?
v46 Pharisees couldn’t admit the only way possible: that Messiah was God and human; if true, why not follow Him? So – they were silent.

The point of the Resurrection: Jesus proved He was God and Messiah. Let’s not be silent.

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1 Response to “The Messiah’s Ministry: An Eternal Perspective”


  1. 1 adenison1 May 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    These nuggets you post are so very meaty….. for the hungry.For others…it’s tantalizing enough to lure one in.A peek through the mysterious door to riches beyond. I especially like your format.You don’t “Narrate”You plant the seed, kindle a question…Then layout the framework with only a “tab ‘A’ and slot ‘C'” to point a direction for ones own study and research.”You wanna get the whole message…go get it…dig for it, it’s right there.”This method encourages a love for God’s Word and inspires a life of familiarity with His voice.Discipleship. Thanks Ed…

    Al

    Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 21:06:34 +0000 To: adenison1@msn.com


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