Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 5, 2011
As the Passion of Christ draws near, the conflict intensifies with the Jewish religious leaders. We think conflict is always bad, but it is actually inevitable. What is the appropriate response?
Passage: Matthew 21:23-32
Intro: On our trip through Matthew, have you noticed the slowly intensifying conflict?
1. it has not been with Rome, but with the religious leaders of the Jews.
2. began in Sermon on the Mount,
PP Matthew 5:43-44
3. over time, popularity of Jesus caused