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Read Matthew Chapter 9:1-17
1. What does Jesus do in the opening verse of Matthew chapter 9?

2. What is “His own city?” (Hint: See Matthew 4:13)

3. Who was brought to Jesus according to Matthew 9:2?

4. What does Jesus notice? What does He say to the paralytic?

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

Matthew 17:20

Matthew 23:23

Mark 5:34

Mark 11:21-33

Acts 3:16

Acts 6:8

Romans 3:28

Romans 4:5

Romans 5:1

2 Corinthians 5:7

Hebrews 4:2

Hebrews 11:1-3

6. How do the scribes respond in Matthew 9:3?

7. What does Jesus say to the scribes in Matthew 9:4-6?

8. What does Jesus say to the paralytic in Matthew 9:6?

9. What does he do according to Matthew 9:7?

10. What is the reaction of the multitude according to Matthew 9:8?

Going deeper: More of the story of the paralytic and his friends can be found in Mark 2:1-12. We learn in the Mark version that the paralytic’s friends were so desperate to get him to Jesus, they lowered him through the roof of the house He was in.

11. What do you learn about the authority to forgive sins from the following verses?
Exodus 34:6-7

2 Samuel 12:13

Isaiah 43:25

12. Where is Jesus in Matthew 9:9 and what does he see?

13. What additional things do you learn about Matthew (Levi) in Mark 2:13-15?

Going deeper: You can also read the story of Jesus’ encounter with Matthew (Levi) the tax collector in Mark 2:13-17 and Luke 5:27-32.

14. What does Jesus tell Matthew to do in Matthew 9:9? How does Matthew respond?

15. Where is Jesus in Matthew 9:10? Who is with him?

16. What do the Pharisees ask the disciples in Matthew 9:11?

17. How does Jesus respond?

18. Copy Hosea 6:6. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

19. What question do John the Baptist’s disciples ask Jesus in Matthew 9:14?

20. How does Jesus respond in Matthew 9:15-17?

21. What do you learn of the Bridegroom from the following verses?
Isaiah 61:10

Isaiah 62:5

John 3:28-30

22. What is Jesus’s point in Matthew 9:16-17?

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