A Leadership Contest - Mark 12:35-44

This is a sermon by Scott McKay from the evening service on 19th June 2022.

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Mark 12:35-44 – A Leadership Contest


            A vote of no confidence


Jesus is Lord and King (12:35-37)


            “Son of David” and “Messiah”


            “Yahweh” and “Adonai”


            Three things to note:

  • David calls Him his Lord
  • This Lord sits at God’s right hand
  • This Lord will have all things subject to Him



Case Study One: When you act like you are lord and king (12:38-40)


            A pretence to godliness



                        The trumpeters


Case Study Two: When you act knowing Jesus is Lord and King (12:41-44)

            She is the fruitful fig tree


            She is the faithful tenant


            She renders her due


            She focuses on the future


            She loves the Lord fully


Questions: How does Jesus unpack Psalm 110? What point is he seeking to make and why is it so important? What are the implications of Psalm 110 for our discipleship? What is the real problem with the teachers of the law? Why is that so serious? Why do you do what you do? Is it driven by love of the Lord Jesus, motivated by a desire to see His Kingdom grow and His name be exalted? In what ways is the widow an example of a true disciples? What challenged you as we unpacked the widow’s devotion and love? If Jesus was watching and pointing to you what would be the lesson?

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