Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
Message – In Matthew 22 Christ has His greatest recorded debate with the Herodians, the Sadducees and the Pharisees, The Herodians made money the central question; Is it lawful to pay tribute to Caesar? Christ answered them by referring to a simple coin. If it has Caesar’s image it belongs to Caesar – we bare God’s image, and the implication is clear – we should render ourselves to God. The Sadducees made reason central, so they tried to make the truth of the resurrection look foolish by projecting the relationships of time into eternity. Jesus told them to go to the Scriptures. The Pharisees made precepts the central question; What is the greatest commandment in the law? And Jesus went right to the heart with “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind and Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” After answering all three, Christ made Himself the central question; What think ye of Christ? In the final hour that is the only question that will matter, and it will determine your eternal destiny.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.