Jesus told the Pharisees, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. Yet you yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel
After the Pharisees, Herodians, and Sadducees attempted to trap him, Jesus told the crowd, “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So of course, you must do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do – for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy,
While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” “The son of David,” they replied. Jesus said to them, “Then how is it that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, sit at my right hand
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees/a>, the Pharisees got together to test Jesus again. One of them, an expert in the Law, tested him with this question, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your
The Sadducees attempt to trick Jesus with a question about marriage status after the body is reborn. Will we still love our husbands and wives after death? (Matthew 22:23 – 22:33)
After the Pharisees attempted to trap Jesus with a question about Caesar’s tax, the Sadducees, who do not believe in the body’s resurrection after death, came to him with a question. They asked, “Teacher, Moses says if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him.
Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again in parables. He told them: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.Then he sent more servants and said,
Jesus shared another parable with the Pharisees. “There was a landlord who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved away to another place.When harvest time drew near, he sent his servants to collect his share
After being challenged by the chief priests, Jesus told them a parable of two sons. He said, “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’‘I will not,’ he answered, but later regretted his response, changed his mind,
Jesus taught in the temple courts. The chief priests and the elders of the people went to him and asked, “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?” Jesus replied, “I will ask you a question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these
Jesus explains the acceptable reasons for divorce and what it truly means to be married (Matthew 19:1 – 19:12).
When Jesus had finished teaching about forgiveness, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan river. Large crowds followed him and he healed them there. Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for