12. Matthew 13:36-43. How was this fulfilled? The word servant means son or an especially intimate servant who was trusted and loved like a son. What is the meaning of “where two or three are gathered” in Matthew 18:20? What does ‘blessed are the merciful’ mean? (V 43-45) Then the evil spirit will come back with more evil spirits making the condition of the person worse. Matthew 12 Amplified Bible (AMP) Sabbath Questions. Can the various resurrection accounts from the four Gospels be harmonized. 1 At that time # Mark 2:23; Luke 6:1–5 Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. What did Jesus mean when He told people, “Your faith has made you well”? Rubbing the grain out was threshing. Eg. How many prophesies of the Messiah were fulfilled in Jesus? We need to dwell on and feed on what is good, true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. 18. 31. Why do you think Jesus includes in here the quote from Hosea 6:6 that He desired mercy, not sacrifice. Why did they consider what the disciples did as unlawful? What was the "sign" that Jesus said that He would give them? Help them to work with some children to act the play. 27. Acts 4:l2 says, "Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." What does Jesus mean when He says to make a tree good or bad? Can the elect be deceived (Matthew 24:24)? 12 [] At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to () pick the heads of grain and eat. Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah will proclaim justice to the nations, even to the Gentiles. And they couldn't advocate doing evil or killing so they were trapped in their illogical traditions. When were Joseph and Mary considered married? The Mishna (commentary on the Torah) says: 'He that reapeth corn on the Sabbath to the quantity of a fig is guilty; and plucking corn is reaping.' 29. What was the meaning of the parable of the weeds? For one person to fulfill 48 of these prophecies, the number becomes staggering - one chance in 10-to-the-157th power. 28. Who else called the Pharisees a "brood of vipers"? But Matthew assures us that Jesus is indeed the Messiah, just as prophesied by Isaiah. Magicians in Pharoah's court) to deceive but he also can fake healings by taking the symptoms away so that it looks like he healed. We'll help you find them! What do these verses suggest about the judgment to come? Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.” If the Pharisees would have practiced compassion and mercy, they wouldn't have condemned the disciples who were innocent of supposed Sabbath breaking. What does it mean that “the smoking flax He will not quench” in Matthew 12:20? What does it mean that “out of the mouth of babes You have perfected praise” (Matthew 21:16)? Ver. Matthew 12:1-2 "At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat." What's the difference? Even to walk on the grass on the Sabbath was forbidden because it was a species of threshing. The chances of one person fulfilling a mere eight of these prophecies are one-in-100,000,000,000,000,000. It's not enough to just be morally reformed and not saved - more evil spirits will come back and it will be worse for that person. Why did he not want to uproot the weeds? How did the Pharisees view healing? Blasphemy represents conscious denouncing and rejection of God. Mark saith, Mark 4:11, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables. What was the meaning and importance of the transfiguration? What kind of things can be forgiven? The words: ‘of the heart,’ though not in the text, suggest the correct explanation. Then He told them that it was lawful to do good on the Sabbath. There are only 2 possible relationships with God - with or against. What is the meaning of the Parable of the Sheep and Goats? What cannot be forgiven? Jesus' miracles could cause further rage of the scribes and Pharisees and if His fame spread too quickly and widely it would have prematurely increased the fatal opposition against Him. What was the meaning and purpose of Jesus’ temptations? Confucius said, "What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others." The article denotes: the reward which is destined, kept in readiness for you (Matthew 25:34; Colossians 1:5), and that for the indignities, persecutions, and lies borne through faith in me. 22. Despite all these duties that would normally be considered as a violation of God's Sabbath law, the priests were considered innocent. If He really was the Messiah, why was not accepted by the religious leaders and why He spent so much time with the poor and needy instead of the powerful and influential. (Numbers 28:9-10) On the Sabbath, the Priests were to offer two lambs and do twice the work they normally did during the week. Matthew has a keen interest in accounting (18:23-24; 25:14-15). 42. 1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. What is the meaning of the Parable of the Two Sons? Why did Jesus choose Peter, James, and John to be His inner circle? 11 And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart. Special Assignment: Compare what Joseph was told here about the conception of Mary to what she herself was told in Luke chapter 1. The winnowing fork separates the wheat from the chaff. To question God's goodness, wisdom, fairness, truthfulness, love or faithfulness is a form of blasphemy but all of that is forgivable by grace. Help some children to make pictures that show these events. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. 2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! 12 At that particular time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat them. During Jesus'earthly ministry, the unbelieving Pharisees and all the others who blasphemed the Spirit cut themselves off from God's mercy, not because it wasn't offered to them but because it was abundantly offered to them but they rebelliously and permanently rejected and riducled it as satanic. What is the meaning of the Parable of the Vineyard? Replace it with God's thoughts and ideas from His Word. Unproductive, hurtful, demeaning, flippant, irresponsible, hypocritical words, with no eternal value, Empty, idle, careless, evil, hypocritical, blasphemous words we have spoken will condemn us. Rather than write in chronological order, Matthew arranges this Gospel through six discussions. Of course they would, but Jesus said that people were even more valuable than animals. Sin in vs. 31 refers to immoral, ungodly thoughts and actions. They asked because in the audience was a man with a shriveled hand and they were wondering if Jesus would heal the man on the Sabbath day. How does this relate to the accusation that the Pharisees made? I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners” (Matthew 9:12–13). What is the meaning of the Parable of the Mustard Seed? Jesus had already claimed to be greater than the Temple and now He was saying that He was greater than the Sabbath. 21. What is Jesus referring to in Matthew 12:5? Reformation is not salvation or redemption. Why did Jesus say, “Let the little children come to me”? What was the reason behind Peter’s denial of Jesus? We need to ask Jesus to transform and renew our mind. What did Jesus mean when He said to "not cast your pearls before swine" (Matthew 7:6)? And if He is the Messiah, then He is the coming King, and if He is the Kingdom of God has come upon them. According to Mark 3:4 & Luke 6:9 Jesus asked the Pharisees if is lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it? Matthew 12:35. (with the Herodians who were the irreligious and worldly polical party who supported Herod) These were usually archenemies and which shows how desperate the Pharisees were to do away with Jesus. Satan certainly does not assign his forces to fight against each other and Satan also does not cast out Satan, and so internally destroy his own program. ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς] is great in heaven. Jesus did have compassion on those who were ill but His primary work was to save souls, not bodies. What do you think the Pharisee's response would be to the statement that something greater than the temple is here? How many children did Mary have? Did Jesus fulfill all of the prophesies recorded in this section of scripture? Why should we consider the lilies of the field (Matthew 6:28)? What is the meaning of the Parable of the Wedding Feast? Is only moral transformation sufficient? Of Jonah who was in the huge fish for 3 days and 3 nights - so the Son of Man will be for 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth. What is the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares? The Bible has answers! What is the meaning of the Parable of the Dragnet? To put the Pharisees further on the spot He suggested that those who had driven out demons that they would judge by what power they had cast out the evil spirit. What is the meaning of the Parable of the Talents? Read Matthew 12:30-32. God was willing for a ceremonial regulation to be violated when doing so was necessary to meet the needs of His beloved people. Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath (). What does it mean that blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness? Read Matthew 12:38-42. Hard teaching to be sure. To make a tree good or bad can mean to create or to consider, evaluate or judge. How do you view the Sabbath Day? What did Jesus mean when He said "Ask and you shall receive"? Help them to make this story into a dramatic play. Answer: The phrase “the Lord of the Sabbath” is found in Matthew 12:8, Mark 2:28, and Luke 6:5. What can we learn from the account of Peter walking on water? It is impossible to save a person who claims not to need saving. Is there an error in the counting of the generations in Matthew chapter 1? 10. What did Jesus mean when He described His followers as the salt of the earth? If He continued demonstrations of power, zealous enthusiasm for Him as a military and politica deliverer could have become a problem. Jesus may not have wanted His miracles to become too widely known in order to keep them in perspective - He didn't perform them to become famous or to have power or influence. Is a sign necessary? Who was the Queen of the South? Why did the Pharisees and teachers of the law want to see a miraculous sign from Jesus? Now He commends the Gentiles who had in the past responded to God. Why do you think Jesus made a reference to David taking the sacred bread from the Temple from 1 Samuel 21:1-9? Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / John Gill's Exposition of the Bible / Matthew / Matthew 12; Share Tweet. 34. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. I think they were hoping Jesus would because then they could accuse Him and bring charges against Him. The contents of our hearts are known to God alone and partially to ourselves, but our unrestrained utterances show what is laid up there. If you enter your neighbor's grainfield, you may pick kernels with your hands, but you must not put a sickle to their standing grain. A person may become morally clean but if Christ does not live in the heart, then the evil spirits are free to come back and live there. We can blaspheme too because anything that we do or say that damages or defames the Lord's name would be a form of blasphemy. This seems to be the first time when we read that the crowds begin to wonder if maybe Jesus was the Messiah. What kind of words will condemn a person? Jesus then shows that it is not necessary to oppose Jesus to be against Him; it is only necessary to not be with Him. 37. As a tax collector, Matthew possessed a skill that makes his writing all the more exciting for Christians. How did He show that? Many followed Him and Jesus was never too busy even then to heal them. In Matthew 12:37, the significance of words is that they will be used to gauge a person’s spiritual condition in the judgment: “For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” Jesus was speaking to a group of Pharisees who had just accused Jesus of being demon-possessed (verse 24). He is a deceiver. When Jesus said He was the Lord of the Sabbath, the Pharisees probably became speechless. 17. Read Matthew 7:12. Who were the twelve (12) disciples / apostles of Jesus Christ? 3. Dead animals were considered unclean yet they were to kill and handle dead animals. According to Scripture what is appropriate? The star which they had seen in the east miraculously appeared again and stopped over the house where Jesus was. Former pagans will stand in judgment of the Jews at the day of judgment. How do these form a cohesive argument? Why did John the Baptist refer to the Pharisees as a brood of vipers? 23. 6. God has chosen His Son to redeem the world - He is the only one qualified for the task of redemption, God loves Jesus and delights in Him. The word is more properly translated as a winnowing-fork than a winnowing-fan. 1:18-25; 2:1-12, 13-18, 19-23; 3:1-12, 13-17, 4:1-11, 12-17, 18-22, 23-25 Discuss these events with some young people. If you had to summarize what Matthew teaches in this chapter what would the main points be? What does it mean to strain at a gnat but swallow a camel? The reason Jesus came was to accomplish salvation. How many times did Jesus cleanse the temple? Jesus ate, healed, taught, preached, read Scripture, doing good, saving a life, In Acts, meeting at a place of worship, prayer, putting aside money for the Lord's work, broke bread in their homes. (Romans 15:12), More than 300 Messianic prophecies like this were made in the Old Testament and then fulfilled through Jesus' life, death and resurrection. Because Jesus was God, and He was the one who instituted the Sabbath rest, He could do what He saw fit to do. Only Jesus, the sole God-Man, is the One who saves. Why are Jesus’ genealogies in Matthew and Luke so different? Like verse 11, however, it is easy to get when we just let the Bible speak for itself. The only sign Jesus gave that wicked and adulterous generation to prove that He was the Messiah was the sign of Jonah that was in the big fish for 3 days just like Jesus would be buried for 3 days & then rise. What did Jesus mean when He told us to ask, seek, and knock? Here Jesus is saying to the people, haven't I shown with all my miracles that I am stronger than Satan. What name would He be given? Verse 12 teaches us that Jesus will come as one with a winnowing fork. Ask others for any blind spots or hypocracy which we might not see in ourselves. Just like a viper is deceptive so the Pharisees were deceptive, A viper is a poisonous snake. Luke saith no more than, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables. Confession of sin and words that express our love for Christ and our belief in Him as our Saviour. Matthew 12. What does it mean to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Matthew 10:16)? Matthew 12 . What are the only 2 possible relationships with God? Who is the robber? Because the Pharisees accused Jesus to doing good by Satan's power, and attributed the work of the Holy Spirit to Satan, that was unforgiveable blasphemy. 2 But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, “Look! Read Matthew 12:33-37. Why did Jesus call the Pharisees a brood of vipers? How do we fill our heart (the seat of thought and will, that which represents the character of a person) with good things so that good will come out? What was Jesus's response to the question? What does ‘blessed are those who mourn’ mean? In Matthew 11:20-24 He had condemned the towns of Israel, in Matthew 12:17-21 He had made clear the Servant’s interest in ‘the nations’. What are the last seven sayings of Christ and what do they mean? He cannot be evil and do good work, or be good and do evil. Eg of the sons of Sceva who tried to do that unsuccessfully (Acts 19:13-16). All manner of sin and blasphemy — The word rendered blasphemy: denotes injurious expressions, whether against God or man. Did John the Baptist lose his faith in Jesus as the Messiah (Matthew 11:3; Luke 7:19)? How did the Priests desecrate the Sabbath? Our words acquit us or condemn us. 8. What does the good seed represent? He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Matthew 12 Questions and Answers. Jesus healed and cast out demons by the Spirit of God. Proverbs 23:7, If a person is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect person. Who but God could go into the house of Satan and successfully bind him and carry off his property (people's illness, death, demons)? 17. You are just as valuable to Jesus as that man was. What was the Pharisees response to Jesus healing a man on the Sabbath? When the Pharisees heard the people seriously wondering if Jesus was the Messiah, they must have paniced. Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath. κατεργάζεται, 2 Corinthians 4:17, and remarks thereon. Ultimately the right will win - victory will bring justice. But an evil and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign. What did Jesus mean when He said that we should forgive others seventy times seven? 12 As you enter the house, i greet it. The Son of Man (Jesus) What does the field represent? Matthew 12:18 - ' Behold, My Servant whom I have chosen ; My Beloved in whom My soul is well-pleased ; I will put My Spirit upon Him , And He shall proclaim justice to the Gentiles . Listen to what comes out of our mouth - out of the overflow of our heart the mouth speaks. 13. CAN YOU EXPLAIN MATTHEW 11:12? Read Matthew 12:3-8. Paul was a former blasphemer (I Timothy 1:13), Peter blasphemed Christ by cursing Him (Mark 14:71) but he was forgiven and restored. on StudyLight.org (Matthew 3:17), God promised He would put His Spirit on the Messiah in a unique way and at Jesus' baptism the Holy Spirit descended upon Him as a dove (Mathew 3:16). The world 31. Jesus was God whom the Temple honoured and the Sabbath served. We read: “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent… 26. He healed the man with the shriveled hand. What does it mean that heaven and earth will pass away? David, Israel's hero, when he was hungry ate the consecrated bread from the Temple which was not lawful for him or those with him to eat, but only for the priests. How did Jesus defend himself against the accusations - explanations of the Pharisees? What does it mean that the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak? What does it mean to shake the dust off your feet? The negative rule keeps me from doing hurtful or harmful things that I don't want people to do to me. 35. What does it mean that “where your treasure is there will your heart be also”? How do the accounts compare? 41. Add to that the 250 other prophecies, and it becomes impossible for any other person except Jesus to ever fit that particular sequence of time and events. P. 157). What does “Many are called but few are chosen” in Matthew 22:14 mean? OT - a day to rest as opposed to working. James 3:2. 10 u And he called to him ... , for h the laborer deserves his food. What does the Bible mean when it refers to the gnashing of teeth? Did Jesus heal two blind men (Matthew 20:29-34) or one blind man (Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43)? What is the meaning of those who were raised to life at Jesus’ death (Matthew 27:52-53)? How can we find, discover, identify any evil thoughts or ideas that we might have in our heart? Shabt, page 10a]. Since it says that Jesus knew their thoughts, He must not have heard them but those around the Pharisees would have. What does it mean when Jesus says “my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30)? 12 At ... 11 He said to them, “ Which one of you who has a sheep, k if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? What did Jesus mean when He said the eye is the lamp of the body (Matthew 6:22)? The thought of Matthew 12:33, in another figure; words are represented as fruits. Matthew 12. 38. Instead He restores the battered reed and rekindles the smouldering wick. Read Matthew 2:9-12. Who planted the good seed? He showed them how absurd it was for a kingdom or city or household to be divided against itself - it would self-destruct and not stand. 12. What kind of words will acquit a person - set them free on the day of judgment? It was fulfilled in Christ being buried for 3 days and nights and then He was resurrected, The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with that generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah but now the people who are hearing Jesus, who is greater than Jonah, preach and they are not repenting. Spiritual, wholesome, fitting, kind, sensitive, loving, purposeful, edifying and truthful words will acquit us. What is the significance of the rooster crowing in regards to Peter denying Jesus three times? If the Pharisees had followed this teaching, what would they not have done? Why was John the Baptist beheaded? The Messiah was prophesied to be able to do miracles so that fit the description of Jesus but they also expected the Messiah to come with royal fanfare and military might. Since Jesus was aware of their plot, He voluntarily withdrew. Read Matthew 12:1-2. It is an honor to work with Got Questions Ministries to help bring their Bible questions ... What does “to whom much is given, much will be required,” mean ( Luke 12:48)? Why is the baby Jesus mentioned first in connection with His mother? Why did Jesus say that He was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel (Matthew 15:24)? How did Jesus view healing? What were the disciples doing that the Pharisees said was unlawful to do on the Sabbath? If they said by Satan's power they would be condemning themselves. What does it mean to be “fishers of men”? 14. Also, you don't need to actively interfere with Jesus' work in order to be one who scatters; just don't work with Him. 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