Opening Hymn: LSB 756 Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me
Creed (Back Cover)
Lord’s Prayer (Back Cover)
1) Seven Woes
a) Summarize the problem with the Scribes and Pharisees
i) What were they supposed to be doing?
ii) What were they doing instead?
b) Woe to the scribes and Pharisees
i) How do they shut the kingdom of heaven?
ii) What about those they convert?
(1) How does this explain why Jesus calls them “blind guides?”
(2) How do they completely miss the point of faith?
iii) What’s easier about tithing than being merciful?
(1) How does Jesus make this point when speaking to washing?
(2) How does one truly become clean?
c) How will Pharisees and scribes show their true colors (unbelief)?
i) What will finally happen to Jerusalem?
Closing Prayer: Luther’s Morning Prayer, pg. 327