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Matthew 20:1-34 Questions

Matthew 20:1-34 Questions

THE SON OF MAN CAME TO SERVE AND TO GIVE HIS LIFE Matthew 20:1-34 Key Verse: 20:28 1. What is the theme of this parable (19:30; 1a)? What did the landowner do and what agreement did he make (1-2)? At what other times did he employ workers, and with what agreement (3-7)? What does this show about the landowner? 2. When and how did he pay them all (8-10)? Who grumbled and why (11-12)? How did the owner explain (13-15)?…

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Matthew 19:16-30 Questions

Matthew 19:16-30 Questions

IN ORDER TO GET ETERNAL LIFE Matthew 19:16-30 Key Verse 19:21 1. What did a man ask Jesus (16)? Why did Jesus say that there is “only One” who is good (17a)? What did Jesus tell him to do if he wanted to enter life (17b-19)?   2. What was the young man’s reply to Jesus (20)? What did Jesus tell him to do if he wanted to be perfect (21)? Why did he go away sad (22)?   3….

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Matthew 19:1-15 Questions

Matthew 19:1-15 Questions

THE KING’S TEACHING ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE Matthew 19:1-15 Key Verse: 19:6 1. Where did Jesus go and what did he do (1-2)? What question did some Pharisees ask him and why (3)? 2. How did Jesus answer them (4-5; Ge 1:27, 2:24)? What does Genesis 1-2 teach about God’s original design for marriage? Read verse 6. What did Jesus conclude and how did he apply it? 3. How did the Pharisees imply that Jesus’ teachings opposed Moses’ law (7;…

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Matthew 18:15-35 Questions

Matthew 18:15-35 Questions

FORGIVE YOUR BROTHER OR SISTER FROM YOUR HEART Matthew 18:15-35, Key verse 35 1.  What does Jesus tell us to do when we become aware of a sin[1] in a fellow believer (15-17)? What must be avoided when doing this? What should be our aim and goal? What do you think it means to treat a person as a pagan or a tax collector? 2.  What authority did Jesus give the church (17-18; 16:19)? Why is agreeing, praying, and gathering in…

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Philippians 3:1-14 Questions

Philippians 3:1-14 Questions

“I WANT TO KNOW CHRIST” Philippians 3:1-14, Key Verse: 3:10 1. In what respect is rejoicing in the Lord a safeguard in relation to legalism (1)? What warning did Paul give (2)? How did Paul contrast true circumcision with legalism (3)? 2. What reasons did Paul have to be confident in the flesh (4-6)? What are nominal Christians confident in today? How had Paul’s value system changed and what blessing does Christ give (7-9)? What does “the surpassing worth of…

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Matthew 13:53-14:21 Questions

Matthew 13:53-14:21 Questions

“YOU GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO EAT” Matthew 13:53-14:21 (K. V.: 14:16) “Jesus replied, ‘They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.’” 1. After teaching in parables, where did Jesus go and what did he do (13:53-54a)? Why were his hometown people offended and how did Jesus respond (54b-57)? Why didn’t Jesus do many miracles there (58)? 2. How did Herod respond to reports about Jesus (14:1-2)? Why did Herod arrest John (3-5)? What led to John’s…

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Matthew 13:24-52 Questions

Matthew 13:24-52 Questions

“THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS LIKE…” (Kingdom Parables, Part 2) Matthew 13:24-52, Key Verse: 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” 1. Though a man sowed good seed, what happened to his field (24-28a)? Why didn’t they pull up the weeds (28-30)? What does this suggest about the kingdom of heaven, the…

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Matthew 13:1-23 Questions

Matthew 13:1-23 Questions

ONE WHO HEARS AND UNDERSTANDS (Kingdom Parables, Part 1) Matthew 13:1-23, Key Verse: 23 “But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” 1. When and where did Jesus go next, and who gathered around him (1-2)? What did Jesus do (3a)? What is a parable? 2. Read 3b-8. What four kinds of soil…

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Matthew 12:22-50 Questions

Matthew 12:22-50 Questions

WHOEVER IS NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME Matthew 12:22-50 Key Verse: 12:30  “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” 1. What miracle did Jesus do (22)? Why did people think Jesus might be the Son of David (23)? How did the Pharisees react quite differently (24)? 2. How did Jesus expose their accusation as false and self-condemning (25-27)? Where did Jesus’ power come from and what does it mean that…

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Matthew 12:1-21 Questions

Matthew 12:1-21 Questions

“HERE IS MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN” Matthew 12:1-21 (K. V.: 12:18) “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.” 1. For what did the Pharisees accuse Jesus’ disciples (1-2)? What two Biblical illustrations did Jesus give, and how do they apply here (3-5)? How do Jesus’ words “haven’t you read…” help the Pharisees and us?…

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