Why Jesus Crossed The Road

(Based on the book by Bruce Main, 2010)

Sunday, August 21, 2022


Part I: Why Jesus Crossed the Road: Love. Grace. Mercy…

Part II: Roadblocks to Road Crossing: Fear. Indifference. Misguided. Theology and Ideas.

Part III: Jesus’ Crossings: The Poor. Race. Spiritual Exclusivity. Enemies. Cultural. Worldview: Romans. Jews. Children. Women. Tax Collectors. Sinners…Lepers…The Sick…

A.     The Road to the Scribes

1.       Matthew 2: 4

2.       Matthew 9: 1-8 (v. 3)

3.       Matthew 15: 1-9

4.       Matthew 16: 21

5.       Matthew 23: 1-4, 13

6.       Mark 11: 15-18

7.       Mark 12: 28-31

8.       Luke 15: 1-7

9.       John 8: 1-11

B.     Who they were: Professional students and teachers of halakhah, the elucidation and practical application of the law. 1) They preserved the law. 2) They taught pupils, disciples. 3) They were referred to as “lawyers” and “teachers of the law,” because they were entrusted with the administration of the law as judges in the Sanhedrin.

R. T. France, The Gospel of Matthew, p. 189.

The New Bible Dictionary, p. 1079.

Experts in the law, scholars versed in the law, scribe, secretary, clerk, writer.