27: Ministry in Judea
(1) (Mt 19:1-30)
The Lord Jesus
had completed His ministry in Galilee. Now He
came to Judea, knowing that suffering and
death were awaiting Him. The final period of Jesus’ ministry would not last
many days, but the gospel writer pays great deal of attention to this period
and records the Lord’s many teachings as well as the events leading up to the
“Jesus said to him, ‘If you
want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will
have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me’” (19:21).
Did You Know…?
1. Judea beyond Jordan
(19:1): The east side, known later as Transjordan or Perea and today simply as Jordan. 8/1466
2. Certificate of divorce (19:7): see Deuteronomy
24:1-4 and notes in Lesson 7.
1. What was the intended trap behind the
2. How was Jesus’ answer very different from what
the Pharisees expected?
3a.What did the
Lord teach here about marriage?
contrast in this paragraph between what was commanded and what was permitted.
Why did the Lord Jesus make this distinction?
can we learn from this distinction?
5. What does it mean to not marry for the kingdom
6a.Why do you
think the disciples forbade the children from coming to Jesus?
6b.In what ways
do we sometimes make the same mistake?
7. What do these verses teach about what God
values in the kingdom of heaven?
8. What was Jesus’ point about goodness in 17? How
does this expose the man’s false belief?
9. Why did the Lord mention
only five of the Ten Commandments?
10.How did the young man’s reaction show that he still had not
kept the commandments perfectly?
11a.Why is it
hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven?
11b.Is it riches
that prevent someone from entering God’s kingdom, or is it something deeper?
What do we have to give up, whether we are rich or poor, in order to enter
we sell what we have and give to the poor?
12. What does 26 teach us about the nature of salvation?
13. How is
Peter’s statement in 27 related to the Lord’s words about riches?
14. How have you
left your houses, family, and lands for the sake of the Lord Jesus?
verse 30 and its relationship to the context.