13: Power and Authority of the King(3) (Mt 9:14-34)
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.
“For she said to herself, ‘If
only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.’” (9:21).
Did You Know…?
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
1. How did each
of these people demonstrate their faith?
1c.the two blind
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.”
1. Explain Jesus’ answer to the question of John’s
2. What is the meaning behind Jesus’ analogy of
the old and the new?
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?
4a.Why did the
Pharisees and the multitudes have such different reactions to the same
can we learn from this?
5. Why is faith such an important factor in
6. From this and the previous two lessons, what
constitutes true faith? Apply these to our lives today.