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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 9:9-13

Carefully Think Read Matthew 9:9-13; Mark2:14-17; Luke 5:27-32. What are the similaries and differences? List everything you learn about Matthew. What do you learn about the disciples? Why are they mentioned? Why do the Pharisees target them for their questions about Jesus? Who attends the meal with Jesus? Why is this significant? What title do the Pharisees use for...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 8:23-9:8

Carefully Think Read through Matthew 8:23-9:8 What are the 3 miracles performed by Jesus in this section? Which verses correspond to each of them? What examples of strong faith do you find in these 3 miracles? What examples of weak or no faith do you find? List all the titles used to address Christ in the passage. Who uses which title? What do you learn about who Ch...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 8:18-22

Carefully Think Read Matthew 8:18-22 What did Jesus command his disciples to do? What motivated him to command this? What does "the other side" refer to? Where is this? How do you know? Where have we seen "scribes" mentioned thus far in the book of Matthew? From these places, what do we know about them, especially in relation to Jesus' ministry? What does the scribe...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 8:1-17

Carefully Think Read Matthew 8:1-17. What are the three specific acts of healing? Note any similarities between the healings in this section. What is different about each one? What sort of people are healed in this section? Why is that significant? Read Leviticus 13 & 14 for background about the OT view of leprosy and being cleansed from it. What is significant ...

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