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Read Matthew 21
1. Where are Jesus and the disciples in Matthew 21:1?

2. Where is Jerusalem in Israel?

3. Where was Bethphage located in relationship to the Mount of Olives? Bethany?

4. What instructions does Jesus give to two disciples in Matthew 21:2-3?

5. Why did Jesus do this according to Matthew 21:4-5?

6. Which prophet is being quoted in Matthew 21:5?

Going deeper: What is the significance of a King riding into a city on a donkey versus riding in on a horse?

7. What did the disciples do according to Matthew 21:6-7?

8. What happened next according to Matthew 21:8-9?

9. What were the people in the crowd shouting? What is the significance of these phrases?

Going deeper: What were the hallel psalms? When were they sung? How do they related to this story of Jesus entering Jerusalem?

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Read Matthew Chapter 20
1. What parable is Jesus telling in Matthew 20:1-16?

2. What is the spiritual message of the parable?

3. How can this parable be applied to our relationship with God and others?

4. Where was Jesus going according to Matthew 20:17?

5. What does Jesus tell them along the way according to Matthew 20:17-19?

6. Who comes to see Jesus according to Matthew 20:20? What are they asking for?

7. What does the mother of the sons of Zebedee ask in Matthew 20:21?

8. How does Jesus respond in Matthew 20:22-23?

9. What is the reaction of the other ten disciples according to Matthew 20:24?

10. How does Jesus respond to their reaction in Matthew 20:25-28?

11. Who was following them as they were leaving Jericho according to Matthew 20:29?

12. Who called out to them according to Matthew 20:29-30? What did they say to Jesus?

Going deeper: What was the significance of the men calling Jesus “Son of David?”

13. What is the reaction of the crowd?

14. The reaction of the two men?

15. What does Jesus say and do according to Matthew 20:32?

16. What is the response of the blind men in Matthew 20:33?

17. Copy Matthew 20:34. Meditate on this. How would the blind men have felt? The crowd? The disciples?

Going deeper: Where was ancient Jericho? First Century Jericho? What was it about Jericho in the first century that made it a place where their would be beggars (Matthew 20:30; Mark 10:46) and tax collectors (Luke 19:1)?

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Read Matthew Chapter 19
1. Where does Jesus go according to Matthew 19:1?

2. Who followed Him? What did He do?

3. What question do the Pharisees ask Jesus according to Matthew 19:3?

4. How does Jesus respond in Matthew 19:4-6?

5. What follow up question do they ask Jesus?

6. Record Jesus’ response in Matthew 19:8-9.

7. What do you learn about divorce from Deuteronomy 24:1-4?

8. How does Jesus respond when His disciples conclude based on His teaching that it is better not to marry in Matthew 19:11-12?

9. How does Paul further illuminates the issues related to marriage and divorce in 1 Corinthians 7:10-16?

10. Who is brought to Jesus according to Matthew 19:13? Why?

11. How do the disciples respond?

12. Copy Matthew 19:14. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

13. What question is Jesus asked according to Matthew 19:16?

14. What is Jesus’ response in Matthew 19:17?

15. What is the follow up question in Matthew 19:18?

16. What is Jesus’ response in Matthew 19:18-19?

17. How does the young man respond in Matthew 19:20?

18. What is Jesus’ response in Matthew 19:21?

19. How does the man respond according to Matthew 19:22? Why?

20. Which commandments does Jesus omit in the list He gives in Matthew 19:18-19? (See Exodus 20) What do those have to do with what Jesus told the man in Matthew 19:21?

21. What does Jesus tell His disciples in Matthew 19:23-24?

22. What is the response of the disciples according to Matthew 19:25?

23. Copy Jesus’ response from Matthew 19:26. Meditate on this. Reflect on how this truth impacts or has impacted your faith, your life.

24. What is Peter’s concern in Matthew 19:27?

25. How does Jesus respond in Matthew 19:28-20? How does this apply to us today?

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Read Matthew Chapter 18
1. Where is Jesus at the opening of Matthew chapter 18? How do you know?

2. What do the disciples ask Jesus in Matthew 18:1?

3. How does Jesus respond in Matthew 18:2-5?

4. Jesus goes on in Matthew 18:6-7 being a stumbling block to others. What warning does He give?

5. What is a millstone? Describe what it may have looked like. Who used this type of execution (fastening a millstone around the neck and throwing into the sea)?

6. What do you learn from the following verses?
Proverbs 6:12-19

Romans 14:13

7. Jesus lays out a radical teaching in Matthew 18:8-9. You may recall that he made a similar point in Matthew 5:29-30. What is the point He is trying to make?

8. What further comment about the children does Jesus make in Matthew 18:10?

9. What does Jesus teach about the shepherd and the 100 sheep in Matthew 18:12-14?

10. How does Jesus relate the story of the shepherd and the sheep to the children in Matthew 18:14?

11. Describe the procedure for church discipline that Jesus lays out in Matthew 18:15-17?

12. What teaching regarding the power of the disciples on earth does Jesus give in Matthew 18:18-20? Does this extend to current day believers? Explain your position providing scriptures to support your conclusion.

13. What question does Peter ask Jesus in Matthew 18:21?

14. What is Jesus’ response in Matthew 18:22?

15. What parable does Jesus give them regarding forgiveness in Matthew 18:23-35?

16. What do you learn about forgiveness from the following verses?
Mark 11:25

Luke 17:3

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Read Matthew Chapter 17
1. How much time has expires since the end of Matthew Chapter 16 according to Matthew 17:1?

2. Where does Jesus take Peter, James and John (brother of James)? Who else goes with them?

3. What happens to Jesus according to Matthew 17:2?

4. Who appears to them according to Matthew 17:3? What are they doing?

5. What do you learn about men from the Hebrew Bible who went up the mountain in the following passages:
Exodus 19:3, 20

Exodus 24:12-18

1 Kings 19:1-18

Going deeper: What parallels do you see between the events in Matthew 17:1-9 and the passages from the Hebrew Bible?

6. What does Peter say according to Matthew 17:4?

7. What happens while Peter is still speaking?

8. How do the disciples respond to what they hear in Matthew 17:6?

9. What does Jesus do? What does He say in Matthew 17:7?

10. What happens in Matthew 17:8?

11. What does Jesus tell them in Matthew 17:9?

12. What is the disciple’s reaction to Jesus’ statement in Matthew 17:9?

13. What does Jesus say about Elijah coming in Matthew 17:11-12? Who was he speaking of?

14. Who comes to Jesus in Matthew 17:14? What has happened?

15. What is Jesus’ response in Matthew 17:17-18?

16. What is the question of the disciples that they ask Jesus privately? How does He respond?

17. What do you learn about unbelief from the following scriptures:
Exodus 14:11-12

Numbers 20:12

Deuteronomy 1:29-41

2 Kings 17:14-18

Psalm 78:32-33

Psalm 106:23-25

Matthew 13:58

Mark 16:14

Romans 11:23

Hebrews 3:12-13

18. What can you conclude from the above verses about how God view unbelief and doubt among His people?

19. What does Jesus tell His disciples in Matthew 17:22? How do they respond?

20. Where does Jesus go with His disciples according to Matthew 17:24?

21. Who approaches Peter? What is his question?

22. What question does Jesus ask Peter in Matthew 17:25? How does Peter respond?

21. What is Jesus’ statement in Matthew 17:26-27?

22. Why is a temple tax only payable for Jesus and Peter?

23. What application can you make to your own life and relationship with God from Matthew 17 and Jesus’ transfiguration, Jesus’ statement on unbelief, casting out demons, and taxes?

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Read Matthew Chapter 16
1. What do the Pharisees and Sadducees ask of Jesus in Matthew 16:1?

2. How does Jesus respond to the request for a sign in Matthew 16:2-4?

3. What did the disciples forget to bring with them when they came to the other side of the lake (Sea of Galilee)?

4. What does Jesus tell them in Matthew 16:6?

5. What do they disciples think Jesus is referring to according to Matthew 16:7?

6. Why is Jesus upset with them about what they were thinking according to Matthew 16:8-10?

7. What does Jesus tell them He was referring to in Matthew 16:11?

8. What region does Jesus come to according to Matthew 16:13? Where is that located? For what was it known?

9. What does Jesus ask His disciples in Matthew 16:13?

10. How did they respond according to Matthew 16:14?

11. Jesus repeats His question in Matthew 16:15. How does Peter respond in Matthew 16:16?

12. What is Jesus’ response in Matthew 16:17-19?

13. What does Jesus command His disciples in Matthew 16:20?

14. What does Jesus begin to show His disciples according to Matthew 16:21?

15. What does Peter do according to Matthew 16:22?

16. Copy Jesus’ response to Peter in Matthew 16:23. Meditate on this. Are you consistently mindful of the things of God?

16. What does Jesus tell his disciples according to Matthew 16:24-28?

 

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Read Matthew Chapter 15
1. Who came to Jesus according to Matthew 15:1? What did they ask him?

2. How does he respond in Matthew 15:3-7? What is his point?

3. Who does Jesus quote in Matthew 15:8-9? To whom was that message originally addressed? What was their relationship to God? Why?

4. Who does Jesus call to himself according to Matthew 15:10? What does He tell them? What is His point?

5. How does Jesus answer His disciples when they ask him about the Pharisees being offended at his teaching in Matthew 15:13-14?

6. What does Peter ask Jesus to do according to Matthew 15:15? What is Jesus’ response in Matthew 15:16-20?

7. Where does Jesus go according to Matthew 15:21? Where is this located in Israel?

8. Who comes and cries out to Jesus according to Matthew 15:22? What does she tell him?

9. How does He respond to her according to Matthew 15:23?

10. What do Jesus’ disciples want him to do according to Matthew 15:23?

11. How does Jesus respond according to Matthew 15:24?

12. How does the woman respond in Matthew 15:25?

13. What does Jesus answer her in Matthew 15:28

14. Where does Jesus go from there according to Matthew 15:29?

15. Who comes to Jesus according to Matthew 15:30? What does He do?

16. What is the response of the multitude according to Matthew 15:31? Why?

17. What does Jesus tell his disciples in Matthew 15:32?

18. How do the disciples respond?

19. What does Jesus ask them in Matthew 15:34? How do they respond?

20. What does Jesus do next according to Matthew 15:35-36?

21. How many people ate the seven loaves and few little fish? What was left over?

22. What does Jesus do next according to Matthew 15:39?

 

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Read Matthew Chapter 14
1. Which Herod is being referred to in Matthew 14:1-12?

Going deeper: What do you know about the Herod being referred to in this chapter from Biblical, secular or Jewish history? How did he come to be married to his brother’s wife? What prohibition to such conduct was found in the Torah. Give the scripture if you can.

2. What did Herod do to John the Baptist according to Matthew 14:1-12? Why?

3. What does He think about Jesus according to Matthew 14:1-2?

4. Where does Jesus go when He learns of John’s death according to Matthew 14:13? Who goes with Him?

5. What does Jesus feel when He sees the multitude according to Matthew 14:14? How does He react?

6. In the evening, Jesus disciples come to him. What do they ask Him to do? How does He respond in Matthew 14:16?

7. How do they respond in Matthew 14:17? What is Jesus’ response to them in Matthew 14:18?

8. Summarize what Jesus does next according to Matthew 14:19-20?

9. Copy Matthew 14:20 -21. Meditate on this. Try to imagine you are one of the disciples participating in this. Try to imagine you are a person in the multitude. Record your thoughts and impressions.

Going deeper: The feeding of the five thousand is the only miracle reported in all four gospels. You can find the story in Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:12-17 and John 6:1-15.

Going deeper: The phrase “blessed and broke the loaves” is a phrase we will see later in Matthew 26:26 during the last supper when Jesus spoke a similar blessing and other places as well. It seems reasonable that the blessing Jesus gave on these occasions was the traditional blessing Jews recite and have recited for more than 2000 years prior to meals, “Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melekh-ha’olam, haMotzi lechem min ha’aretz (Blessed are you, Adonai our God, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth).

10. What do you learn from Matthew 14:22?

11. According to Matthew 14:23 where does Jesus go? What does he do?

12. What do you learn about prayer from the following verses?
Psalm 55:17

Matthew 6:6

Philippians 4:6

13. Where was the boat with the disciples at this time according to Matthew 14:24?

14. What does Jesus do according to Matthew 14:25?

Going deeper: What time is the fourth watch of the night?

15. What is the response of the disciples?

16. What does Jesus say to them according to Matthew 14:27?

17. How does Peter respond according to Matthew 14:28? What is Jesus’ response?

18. What happens to Peter according to 14:29-30? What does Jesus do?

19. What happens when Jesus and Peter got into the boat?

20. What was the response of those in the boat?

21. Where does the boat end up according to Matthew 14:34? What happens when they get there?

22. What do you learn from the following verses?
Genesis 1:6-10

Exodus 14:21-22

Isaiah 43:16

Isaiah 51:9-10

23. What do you learn from the following verses about faith?
Habakkuk 2:1-4

Romans 10:17

Hebrews 11:1

24. What application can you make from Matthew chapter 14 to your life with God?

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Read Matthew Chapter 13
1. Where is Jesus at the beginning of Matthew 13 according to Matthew 13:1?

2. Why does Jesus go out in a boat to speak to the multitude on the shore?

3. What parable does Jesus give to the multitude in Matthew 13:3-9?

4. What do the disciples ask him in Matthew 13:10?

5. How does Jesus respond in Matthew 13:11-15?

6. What is Jesus saying about the passage in Isaiah 6:9-10?

7. To whom was Isaiah originally delivering his message? How were they similar or different from the people to whom Jesus is delivering His message?

8. What does Jesus tell His disciples in Matthew 13:16?

Going deeper: The parable of the sower can also be found in Mark 4:2-20 and Luke 8:4-15.

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Read Matthew Chapter 12:22-50
1. What does Jesus do according to Matthew 12:22?

2. What does Jesus do according to Matthew 12:25?

3. What does Jesus say to the Pharisees according to Matthew 12:25-30? Summarize His message in your own words.

Going deeper: This discussion by Jesus of the Pharisees’ comments is also found in Luke’s gospel in Luke 11:14-23.

4. What sin does Jesus say will not be forgiven in Matthew 12:31-32?

Going deeper: This reference to the unpardonable sin is also discussed in Mark’s gospel in Mark 3:28-30.

5. What do you learn from the following verses?
Exodus 20:7

Numbers 15:30-31

Deuteronomy 29:14-20

Going deeper: What is the sin Jesus is speaking of? Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? What type of conduct would constitute this?

6. What does Jesus say about the fruit of a tree in Matthew 12:33?

7. What does Jesus say about the relationship of between the words a person speaks and the condition of his heart in Matthew 12:34-35?

8. Copy Matthew 12:36-37. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

9. What did the scribes and Pharisees ask Jesus for in Matthew 12:38? What was His response?

Review Jonah Chapters 1 to 2.
10. Why was Jonah in the belly of the beast?

11. What does Jonah say of God in Jonah chapter 2?

12. What happens as a result of Jonah’s prayer in Jonah chapter 2?

Read Jonah Chapter 3
13. How was Jonah a sign to the Ninevah? What was the result of the “sign?”

14. What does Jesus say about the Queen of the South and Solomon in Matthew 12:42?

Going deeper: Review 1 Kings 10:1-9 for the story of the Queen of Sheba’s visit to Solomon.

15. What does Jesus teach them about unclean spirits in Matthew 12:43-45?

16. Where is Jesus in Matthew 12:46? Who was asking to see him?

17. How does Jesus respond in Matthew 12:48-50?

18. Why was Jesus’ response not what people expected of him?

19. What do you learn from the following verses about Jesus’ siblings?
Matthew 13:55

Mark 6:3

Going deeper: The interchange regarding Jesus’ siblings is recorded Mark 3:31-35 and Luke 8:19-21.

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