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A Greater David Leads To Greater Accountability
January 9, 2022

A Greater David Leads To Greater Accountability

January 9, 2022

A Greater David Leads To Greater Accountability

Following the Servant

Mark 12:35-40


Jesus publicly raises a question that He’d already talked about with His disciples when He asked them in Mark 8, “Who do men say that I am?”  Is Jesus the son of David, or is He the Lord of David, or is He both?  Jesus’ point isn’t to deny that He’s in David’s lineage, but to say that David says (in Psalm 110) that the Messiah is his Lord, and is therefore equal to God and so is the true God-Man.  Because of His identity, He demands genuine devotion and obedience, and not hypocritical piety.   


In chapter 12, Jesus has already answered questions about:

-His authority (vv. 1-12)

-The role of government (vv. 13-17)

-The reality of the resurrection (vv. 18-27)

-What are the greatest commandments (vv. 28-34)

Matthew 22:41

  1. Jesus is a (vv. 35-37)

Psalm 110 is the most frequently quoted Psalm in the New Testament (33x).

Jesus quotes Psalm 110:1 to affirm that David is the author if this psalm AND that by the Holy Spirit when he wrote it.

For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:21 

The Messiah is both David’s Son and, at the same time, !

John 7:15–18


  1. Jesus’ coming means . (vv. 38-40)

Revelation brings

(1) walk around in flowing robes

(2) and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 

(3) and have the most important seats in the synagogues  

(4) and the places of honor at banquets. 

Matthew 23:11, 12

(5) They devour widows’ houses and

(6) for a show make lengthy prayers

Luke 12:48

James 3:1

1 Peter 5:5, 6


A Few Very Important Questions:

  1. What place does God’s Word have in your life?
  • God’s Word is our (1 Peter 2:2, 3)
  • God’s Word is our (Matthew 4:4)

Jeremiah 15:16

  • God’s Word makes us (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)
  1. Why do you serve God?
  2. What do you think about Jesus?

Matthew 22:42


Daily Meditations

Memory verse: “David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared: ‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.”’                                                          Mark 12:36



Read Mark 12:35-40.  According to 12:35, where was Jesus teaching and what was the question He asked to those who were listening?   

What difference does it make to you to know that the biblical writers were “speaking by the Holy Spirit” (see verse 36) when they wrote the Scriptures?



Read Mark 12:35-40. What did Jesus point out from one of David’s psalm in verses 36 and 37?

What are the most common ways do we as Christians today let pride and self-seeking attitudes interfere with our Christian witness?



Read Mark 12:35-40.  According to verse 37, how did the crowd respond to Jesus’ teaching?

What can we do to avoid being showy about our faith?            



Read Mark 12:35-40.  About whom did Jesus warn the crowds in verse 38?

Who are some of the less fortunate people in our society who are vulnerable to exploitation, like the widows were in New Testament times?



Read Mark 12:35-40.  Why did Jesus condemn the teachers of the law in verses 38 and 39?

According to verse 40, what did Jesus say would happen to the teachers of the law?



Read Mark 12:35-40. What specifically has the Lord convicted you of through Jesus’ teaching in this passage?

What steps can you take this week to pray, go to church, and do other spiritual devotions only out of a desire to please God?           

What small act of kindness could you show to a less fortunate believer in your church this week?

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