Luke 20:27-40, The God of the Living

This Lord’s Day is traditionally known as “Palm Sunday,”—the day Jesus entered Jerusalem at the beginning of his Passion Week. It is fitting that our sermon text describes an encounter Jesus had with his opponents near the end of that week. They approached Jesus with a question about the resurrection. It was an attempt to entrap Jesus because they did not believe in resurrection. Rather than falling into the trap, Jesus shamed and silenced them. In his reply, he affirmed our resurrection hope.