11: Power and Authority of the King (1) (Mt
took place after Jesus’ first discourse on the mountain. Jesus’ ministry in
this stage was still in the region of Galilee.
might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘He Himself
took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.’” (8:17).
Did You Know…?
Leper (8:2): Leprosy here
refers to a chronic infectious skin ailment probably not the same as the disease
called leprosy today. To touch a leper made one ritually unclean according to
the OT law. 1/1425 The law required that
the person who has been healed of leprosy be examined by the priest. Then the
priest would perform ceremonial cleansing and offer sacrifices on behalf of the
person who has been healed.
Centurion (8:5): The centurion
was a Roman army officer, theoretically in charge of 100 men…. 1/1425
“Let the dead bury their own dead”
(8:22): …Jews placed great importance on the duty of children to bury their
Why did Jesus tell the man with
leprosy not to tell anyone about the healing? (see Mk
1:45; Lk 5:15,16).
What was the significance of
Jesus’ command to the man with leprosy to show himself to the priest?
What can we learn from the man
with leprosy about our attitude in prayer?
How did the healing of the
centurion’s servant show Jesus’ authority? Pay attention to Jesus’ and the
In what ways did the centurion
demonstrate his faith?
What do Jesus’ words in verses 10
through 12 teach us about who will be in God’s kingdom?
What can we learn from Peter’s
Explain the phrase “let the
dead bury their own dead.”
Applying the Lord’s words to
ourselves, what does following Jesus entail?