Sermon- November 10, 2013- Jesus silences the Sadducees

This past Sunday I preached on Luke 20:27-38.  In this passage the Sadducees, those who don’t believe in the resurrection of the dead, come to Jesus to try to disprove the resurrection (the idea that all people will be resurrected in the end) by posing a question that they think would show how ridiculous of a concept it is.  They pose a question regarding seven marriages to one woman- each husband died then she remarried.  They asked, then, whose wife will she be in the resurrection?

Jesus understood their purpose and laid out for them that they were wrong for two reasons.  They were wrong because they didn’t believe in the power of God; and they were wrong because they didn’t even understand their own scriptures.  Using his best apologetic method, Jesus pointed the Sadducees back to the book of Exodus to show how God called himself the God of those who had already died.  Jesus’ response was, “He is the God of the living, not the dead.”

This then begs the questions that we each must ask ourselves, “Do you believe in the power of God, and do you know the scriptures?”


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