Observe the atmosphere of hostility and intrigue in this passage.
In this situation, what was the purpose of the parable of 20:9-18?
To whom does it refer, and what does it imply about the status of Jesus?
20:19-26. Why was Jesus’ answer so effective?
Apply both halves of verse 25 to your own situation.
20:1-8. Why did Jesus answer one question by asking another?
Or was he treating their enquiry seriously?
If so, why did he refuse to tell them the answer to their original question?