Posts Tagged ‘Matthew 12’

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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