A Word of Woe to His Critics

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He Set His Face - A Word of Woe to His Critics

Dave Riddle - 03/31/19

Key Passage: Luke 11:37-52

Luke 9:51 - When the days were coming to a close for Him to be taken up, He set His face resolutely towards Jerusalem. 

  • Resolute: purposefully unwavering or determined.

Torah - The law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures (the Pentateuch).

Talmud - The body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law and legend. Not from scripture, but rabbinic tradition. 

Exposing the Hypocrites:

  1. You’re the ones who are unclean

    • Luke 11:39-41

  2. You’ve lost sight of the Law’s design

    • Luke 11:42

    • Love and justice take a back seat to tradition and legalism.

  3. You’re preoccupied with status

    • Luke 11:43

    • Only concerned with what others think.

  4. You’re actually a source of defilement

    • Luke 11:44

    • They thought they were a source of purity, but the opposite was the truth.

Challenging the Experts: 

  1. Your teaching puts a burden on the people that is not from God.

    • Luke 11:46

    • “Woe” is not a term of vindictiveness, but of regret.

  2. Like your ancestors you are in opposition to God’s message and messengers.

    • Luke 11:47

  3. You are Kingdom-Inhibitors

    • Luke 11:52

    • You’re not just missing the point, you’re causing others to miss the point.