Trying to Trip Jesus up: What was that all about?

The third part in a series of posts to help us to think through the events of holy week

Honest about my faith

Jesus had arrived in Jerusalem, he had been to the temple to remind people that it should be free to get to God and he spent the next few days talking with people about God.

phariseeSometimes Jesus initiated the theme and at other times the religious leaders came and asked him questions. The questions that they asked don’t generally come across as genuine or enquiring, rather they seem designed to trip someone up.

One of the clearest examples of this is in Matthew 22:

15Then the Pharisees met together to plot how to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested.16They sent some of their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to meet with him. “Teacher,” they said, “we know how honest you are. You teach the way of God truthfully. You are impartial and don’t play favourites.17Now tell us what you think about this: Is it…

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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