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13: Power and Authority of the King(3) (Mt 9:14-34)
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13: Power and Authority of the King(3) (Mt 9:14-34)

I.       The Basics

A.     Setting

Jesus has been demonstrating His power and authority through His preaching, healing, and casting out of demons. But at the same time, His ministry also began to draw some criticism. This lesson starts out with the questions of John’s disciples and continues with four other miracles of healing.

B.     Key Verse

            “For she said to herself, ‘If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.’” (9:21).

C.     Did You Know…?

1.       Wineskins (9:17): In ancient times goatskins were used to hold wine. As the fresh grape juice fermented, the wine would expand, and the new wineskin would stretch. But a used skin, already stretched, would break. 8/1451

D.     Observation








E.     Key Words/Phrases

II.    General Analysis

1. How did each of these people demonstrate their faith?

1a.the ruler:

1b.the woman:

1c.the two blind men:

2. Record the phrases that hint at the urgent need of the people for Jesus’ healing, leading up to Jesus’ words in 9:37, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”

III. Segment Analysis

A.     9:14-17

1. Explain Jesus’ answer to the question of John’s disciples.

2. What is the meaning behind Jesus’ analogy of the old and the new?

B.     9:27-31

3a.Why do you think Jesus asked the blind men “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”?

3b.What do the blind men’s actions and Jesus’ question to them teach us about seeking for God’s help?

C.     9:32-34

4a.Why did the Pharisees and the multitudes have such different reactions to the same miraculous healing?

4b.What lessons can we learn from this?

D.     Final Thoughts

5. Why is faith such an important factor in answered prayers?

6. From this and the previous two lessons, what constitutes true faith? Apply these to our lives today.

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