Opening Hymn: LSB 384 Of the Father’s Love Begotten
Creed (Back Cover)
Lord’s Prayer (Back Cover)
1) The Greatest Commandment
a) Why are the Pharisees questioning Jesus again?
i) Why do they imagine this is a difficult question?
ii) How does Jesus respond?
(1) What does Jesus mean when He says, “The Law and the Prophets?”
(2) Why is that significant?
b) What about the ceremonial and civil laws, aren’t they important?
i) What has happened to them?
2) David’s Son and Lord
a) Who’s asking the questions now?
i) How is Christ the “Son of David?”
ii) How is He “David’s Lord?”
(1) What do the Pharisees say?
(2) Why don’t they have an answer?
b) What does Jesus show, in general, about His relationship to the Word of God?
i) Is this merely a matter of His intelligence?
ii) What does this tell us about how to interpret the Holy Scriptures?
Closing Prayer: Luther’s Morning Prayer, pg. 327