Lectionary Year A
October 27, 2002

Matthew 22:34-46
Contemporary Address

Step VI - Contemporary Address

A. Goals

(JFC) A sermon from this passage might enable/encourage folk to deal with questions and answers and questions without answers, too, in the context of God's involvement with them and the questioners and the answerers and the still puzzling over lacks of answers, that is, those trying to "live the questions".

B. Describing the Audience

(JFC) Any congregation needing help questioning God and/or anyone/anything else in this life might find insight/inspiration from an exposition of this episode in Jesus' life.

C. Address

(JFC) A sermon entitled for this working draft, "What, God?"

In the Bible, many wanted to know God and Jesus more personally, more intimately. So do we. We long to know better our Creator, Redeemer and Friend Supreme.

I. God
A. God is One who hears and answers even our questions.
B. God sometimes leaves questions unanswered, yet, attends us living the questions.

II. The Law and the Gospel
A. The Ten Commandments in two tables/tablets, making them more manageable.
B. Christ gets to the real question, "What do you believe to be My lineage/origin?"

III. Our Responses
A. We know David.
B. We know Christ.

Jesus reveals God as a God who accompanies us through life, even when life is more mysterious than can ever be figured out, only lived, yet lived with God daily.

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