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Devotional at end of lesson.
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                                                                           be s trong. Do ev erything in love.
                                                                                       1 Corinthians 16:13 -1 4



                                           Who’s Son is He?
                                                 Matthew 22:41-46 (NKJV)




       (41)
        While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, (42) saying, “What do you
think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?”
   They said to Him, “The Son of David.”
   (43)
        He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him „Lord,‟ saying:
(44)
   „The LORD said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ‟?
(45)
   If David then calls Him „Lord,‟ how is He his Son?” (46) And no one was able to answer Him
a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.
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                                                    Day 1 & 2
                                               Whose Son is He?
    Matthew 22:41-45 (NKJV)
    41) While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
    42) saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of
    David.”
    43) He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him „Lord,‟ saying:
    44) „The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ‟?
    45) If David then calls Him „Lord,‟ how is He his Son?”
1. OBSERVATION/CONTEXT. What had the Pharisees been doing up to this point? Matthew 22:15. Where exactly was this
exchange taking place? Matthew 21:23.




        Word Studies: Jesus is quoting Psalm 110:1. The words in the Old Testament Hebrew for "Lord" are Yahweh
        and Adoni. These words are names of God. David was essentially saying, "My Yahwey said to my Adoni, 'Sit at
        My right hand...'", or "My God said to my God,...".
2. INTERPRETATION. What is the implication of the Messiah being both David's son or descendant and his Lord? What does
this say about Who He is? This answers the question that Jesus asks in verse 45.




3. INTERPRETATION. What does it mean to be seated at the right hand of God? What is the importance of being "seated at
the right hand"?




4. APPLICATION. What does it mean to you that Jesus is both God and man? (We will study more on this in the next section.)




5. APPLICATION. Jesus once again shows that He is the Master of Scripture. What examples does Jesus set about reading,
studying and knowing the scriptures that you want to put into practice?




6. BONUS QUESTION. Can you find the Trinity here? All three Persons of the Godhead?
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                                                   Day 3 & 4
                                       God's Wonderful Provision
    John 1:1 (NKJV)
    1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    Hebrews 9:12-14 (NIV)
    12) He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place
    once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.
    13) The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially
    unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.
    14) How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself
    unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the
    living God!

    Hebrews 2:17-18 (NKJV)
    17) Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and
    faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
    18) For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

    Hebrews 4:15-16 (NKJV)
    15) For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points
    tempted as we are, yet without sin.
    16) Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to
    help in time of need.


1. INTERPRETATION. What is John saying about Jesus in John 1:1?




2. INTERPRETATION. What qualifies Jesus to enter the Most Holy Place? Why was His blood alone able to cleanse us from
the inside? Hebrews 9:12-14




3. INTERPRETATION. How is it possible that an all-powerful God can understand our weakness, our struggles and our
failures? Hebrews 2:17-18; 4:15-16.




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4. APPLICATION. What do these verses add to the application question from the previous section ? "What does it mean to you
that Jesus is both God and man?"




                                                       Day 5 & 6
                                                     A Sad Response
    Matthew 22:46 (NKJV)
    46) And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him
    anymore.
1. OBSERVATION. What is the sad response of the religious leaders?




2. INTERPRETATION. Why do you they were unable to answer this question?




3. APPLICATION. It is possible that Jesus wasn't trying to win a debate, that He wasn't trying to silence them, but that He was
trying to get them to see Him for Who He was. It is after this that Jesus starts to pronounce judgment on the religious leaders.

Have you considered Jesus? That He is both mighty to save because He is God and that He is able to understand us because He
is man?

Have you accepted the gift of salvation He offers?

And, if you have, have you recently come to Him as One that can save AND understand?




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                                                      Devotional
                                                    “What think ye of Christ?”
                                                                                                                    — Matthew 22:42
The great test of your soul’s health is, What think you of Christ? Is he to you “fairer than the children of men”—“the chief
among ten thousand”—the “altogether lovely”? Wherever Christ is thus esteemed, all the faculties of the spiritual man exercise
themselves with energy. I will judge of your piety by this barometer: does Christ stand high or low with you? If you have
thought little of Christ, if you have been content to live without his presence, if you have cared little for his honour, if you have
been neglectful of his laws, then I know that your soul is sick—God grant that it may not be sick unto death! But if the first
thought of your spirit has been, how can I honour Jesus? If the daily desire of your soul has been, “O that I knew where I might
find him!” I tell you that you may have a thousand infirmities, and even scarcely know whether you are a child of God at all,
and yet I am persuaded, beyond a doubt, that you are safe, since Jesus is great in your esteem. I care not for thy rags, what
thinkest thou of his royal apparel? I care not for thy wounds, though they bleed in torrents, what thinkest thou of his wounds?
are they like glittering rubies in thine esteem? I think none the less of thee, though thou liest like Lazarus on the dunghill, and
the dogs do lick thee—I judge thee not by thy poverty: what thinkest thou of the King in his beauty? Has he a glorious high
throne in thy heart? Wouldest thou set him higher if thou couldest? Wouldest thou be willing to die if thou couldest but add
another trumpet to the strain which proclaims his praise? Ah! then it is well with thee. Whatever thou mayest think of thyself, if
Christ be great to thee, thou shalt be with him ere long.
“Though all the world my choice deride,
Yet Jesus shall my portion be;
For I am pleased with none beside,
The fairest of the fair is he”
1




1
 Spurgeon, C. H. (2006). Morning and evening : Daily readings (Complete and unabridged; New modern edition.) (December 29 PM).
Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers.

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                                      Prayers and Praises




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Instructions for completing the study.

         Inductive Bible Study is a method of studying the bible in which the student comes to the Word making Observations,
Interpretations and personal Applications. This method of study allows us to “pull out” of the bible what God is saying, rather than
“reading into” what we think He is saying or want Him to say. Most questions in this study will have a heading stating what kind of
question it is: OBSERVATION, INTERPRETATION or APPLICATION. This is to help you to understand what is being asked.
1) Observation Questions. (What does the text say?) We will ask questions like:
     a) What. What is being said? What is being described?
     b) When. When did something happen? When will it happen?
     c) Where. Where did it occur? Where will it occur?
     d) How. How did it happen? How will it happen?
     e) Why. Why did something happen? Why will something happen.
     f) Who. Who is being talked about? Who is being talked to? Who is talking? Who is involved? Etc.
2) Interpretation. (What does the text mean?) Interpretation is based on what has been observed. When an interpretation
     question is asked, the answer should come from the previous observations made.
     a) What did the text mean to the readers back then?
     b) Is the text literal or figurative?
     c) What is the straightforward meaning? When the plain sense makes sense, don’t seek any other sense, or you are may end
         up with nonsense.
3) Application Questions. How can I apply this to my life? Based upon what we have observed and interpreted. Based on this
     acronym, S.P.E.C.K., some application questions are:
     a) Is there a Sin to avoid or forsake?
     b) Is there a Promise to believe?
     c) Is there an Example to follow?
     d) Is there a Command to obey?
     e) Is there Knowledge of God to grow by?

          The study is divided by days, sometimes grouped together, “Day 1 and 2” for example. This is to help you pace yourself for a
full week worth of study. We try to end each section with an Application question, so that we can spend the day putting into action
what we have learned and spend the day dwelling in the presence of God.
          Some people like to study in the morning, before they do anything else. Others like to study at night, to end the day in
peace. If you are the leader of your home, as a husband and/or father, you might like to make copies of the lessons and use them for
family bible study. Whatever time you study, try to be consistent.
          As you complete the study, the Lord may very well reveal to you more than the questions are asking. You may notice an
Observation, Interpretation or Application question that has not been asked. When this happens, make note of it! Share it with us
when we get together. There is nothing quite like learning something from God this way, and it will be something that will be like a
personal gift from Him to you.

          Concerning commentaries. Good commentaries are written by godly men that have spent long hours studying. You are
encouraged to refer to these, but try to do so after you have come to your own answers. Commentaries, like this study, are not
perfect. If something blesses you, share it with us. But please keep the commentary sharing brief.

                                    May the Lord Bless you as you seek Him through this study.




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