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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 12:46-50

Carefully Think Read Matthew 12:46-50. Summarize this passage in one sentence. Where does this take place (see Mark 3:20; Matthew 13:1)? How does it related to the context of the previous paragraphs in chapter 12? Who is Jesus speaking to? Where are Jesus' mother and brothers? Are they referenced as his disciples in this passage? Read Mark 3:21. Why would Jesus' fa...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 12:43-45

Carefully Think Read Matthew 12:43-45. Summarize the section in one sentence. What is the main idea here? In what ways does this passage relate to what has preceded it? What is Jesus saying here about the system of righteousness advocated by the Pharisees? What would have avoided the "last state of this person" being worse than the first? Prayerfully Meditate ...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 12:38-42

Carefully Think Read Matthew 12:38-42. Sum up this passage's main idea in one sentence. How does this passage fit specifically within Matthew 12? Why would the scribes and Pharisees be seeking a sign? Why does Jesus refer to Jonah?  Solomon? What would his answer have indicated about the heart of the religious leaders?  In what ways were they failing to a...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 12:33-37

Carefully Think Read Matthew 12:33-37. Sum up this passage's main idea in one sentence. How does this passage fit specifically with Matthew 12:22-32? What does the analogy of good and bad trees/fruit suggest about Jesus' main idea? Why does Jesus refer to what a person says, rather than what a person does, as a key indicator as to what is in their heart? What does ...

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