Chapter # 5 Paragraph # 3 Study # 6
May 20, 2007
Lincolnton, N.C.

<346> Thesis: The use of power to establish the validity of a theological claim has a clear-cut limitation: the essential nature of the work of the power. Introduction: In our studies of Luke's presentation of the critical presentation by Jesus of His claim to the nation that He would be the One Who would determine whose sins were "forgiven", we have seen that there was a significant objection in the hearts of those who had bubbled to the surface of "cultural influence" within Israel. Jesus deliberately identified it as a "heart" problem, not a "T"heological problem. In Jesus' response to those whose objections were encased in "theology" (the hardest kind of problem to overcome), He deliberately pulled two highly significant issues into the discussion. He did it to show that their "theology" was not as iron-clad as they thought it to be. This morning we are going to look into His two "points" so that we may better understand what is at stake.