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A. Jesus returns in the power of the Spirit to Galilee – fame increases throughout the region (v. 14-15).

B. Jesus rejected in Nazareth (v. 16-30).

1. Jesus reads Isaiah 61:1-2 – causes wonderment.

2. Jesus applies it to Himself – causes doubt and rejection.

C. Jesus heals man with an unclean spirit (v.31-37).

            1. Demon knew Him to be “the Holy One of God.”

            2. Jesus’ authoritative word expels unclean spirits.

D. Jesus heals Simon’s mother-in-law and many others (v. 38-41).

            1. Jesus rebukes the “great fever.”

                        2. She immediately rises to minister.

            E. Jesus preaches the Good News to other towns (v. 42-44).

                        1. Jesus departs early in the day to a desert place.

2. Jesus tells seekers of his mission to preach the kingdom of God to other cities also.

3. Jesus preached in the synagogues of Galilee.


F. Jesus with the miraculous catch of fish calls fishing disciples to be fishers of men (5:1-11).

            1. Peter amazed at the catch of fish.

            2. Jesus declares, “from henceforth thou shalt catch men.”

G. Jesus heals a pleading leper (5:12-16).

           1. Man “full” of leprosy.

           2. Jesus heals him with the touch of his hand.

           3. Great multitudes come to hear and be healed.

           4. Jesus withdrew to desert places to pray.



1. At the beginning of His Galilean Ministry, Jesus was __________________ of all.


2. The incident of Jesus in the synagogue at Nazareth occurred at the beginning of the Great Galilean Ministry of Jesus (T) (F).  

3. The custom in the first century was to _______________________to read, and _________________ to preach and teach.

4. What hindered the people in Nazareth to accept Jesus’ fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy?

5. What two Biblical examples does Jesus give when the Jews of Nazareth are demanding signs in “their own country”?

6. What did the Jews of Nazareth try to do with Jesus?  What did Jesus do?

7. What caused people to be astonished at Jesus’ teaching?


8. Describe “demon possession”:

9. What do demons know concerning the person of Jesus?

10. Why did Jesus not allow the demons to speak as to the identity of Jesus?

11. Peter was a married man (T) (F).

12. Why did Jesus to “desert places” during His ministry?

13. What “good tidings” did Jesus understand He must preach?  Should you be doing the same today?

14. Explain the reaction of Peter over the abundant catch of fish:

15. This calling of the four fishermen was the (a) first (b) second (c) third (d) fourth time Jesus has called these men to be “fishers of men.”  

16. Describe the “faith” the man with leprosy had in Jesus?

17. What two commands did Jesus give to the man healed of leprosy?   Why?



A. Jesus heals paralyzed man – demonstrates His divine right to forgive sins (5:17-26).

B. Jesus calls Levi the publican: “follow me” (5:27-28).

C. Levi has reception dinner in his home for Jesus – He comes to the spiritually sick sinners to call them to repentance (5:29-32).

D. Jesus answers question about fasting: only when occasion is appropriate (5:33-39).


E. Jesus and His disciples pluck grain as they pass through the fields on the sabbath day – Jesus teaches the questioning Jews that the son of man is Lord of the sabbath (6:1-5).


F. Jesus heals man suffering from a withered hand on another sabbath day – Jesus teaches questioning Jews that is lawful to do good on the sabbath (6:6-11).


G. Jesus chooses His twelve apostles (6:12-16).

H. Jesus demonstrates His power to heal all (6:17-19).

I. Jesus preaches on the mount (6:20-49).

 1. Four beatitudes and four woes (v. 20-26)

 2. Standard of life demanded by the King:

  a. The light of love He commends (v. 27-38).

  b. The darkness of sin He condemns (v. 39-45).

 3. Application for hearers: the wise and foolish builders (6:46-49)  



1. Who were the “doctors of the law”?


 2. How did Jesus know the faith of the paralyzed man and his carriers?

3. Why did the Jews accuse Jesus of blasphemy?

4. How does the healing of the paralyzed man demonstrate the relationship between Jesus’ teaching and His miracles?

5. When Jesus called Levi to follow Him, He was calling (a) a tax collector (b) the son of Alphaeus (c) Matthew (d) a and c (e) all the previous.  


6. What did Levi do that demonstrates true discipleship?

7.         Why did Jesus and His disciples not get up and leave when the publicans and sinners

 came to eat with Him?


8. In the parable of putting new wine into old wineskins, Jesus was teaching:

(a). the New Covenant – the Gospel, and the Old Covenant- the Law, will not mix together.  

(b). Fasting is fitting for appropriate occasions.

(c).  The vibrant gospel should not be mixed with the old “pattern theology.”

(d). Prejudice of the Jews holding to the Old Law will hinder their desire for the new message of the gospel.

9. Jesus and His disciples broke God’s Law when they plucked the grain in passing through the grain fields. (T) (F)

10. Jesus answered the Jews questionings concerning His plucking, rubbing and eating grain on the sabbath day by teaching:

 (a). it is right, when the situation dictates (like hunger), to set aside God’s law.

(b). since David had authority to set aside the Law when in desperate need, the Lord of the sabbath has the same right.

(c). the inconsistency of the Jews in their judging, for they would not condemn David, who broke the Law, but are condemning the Lord of the sabbath who has not broken the Law.

11. Why were the scribes and he Pharisees watching Jesus as He taught in the synagogue on the sabbath?

12. Jesus knew peoples’ _________________________.

13. How did Jesus answer the charge of breaking the sabbath law in healing the man with a withered hand?

14. How “mad” did the scribes and Pharisees get when Jesus healed the man with the withered hand?

15. What did Jesus do before He chose the twelve?

16. What is the relationship between Jesus’ “disciples” and His “apostles”?

17. Choose the apostles:

(a). the apostles who brought his brother to Jesus, who then filled a more prominent row than he. __________________________________ .


(b). the apostles who were named “sons of thunder” _______________________


(c).  the apostle who was devoted, yet despondent. ________________________.

(d). the apostle who was of a zealous or “vigilante” group ___________________.

(e). the apostles who was also named Thaddaeus. ___________________________.

(f). the apostle who “became a traitor.” ___________________________________.

18. Why did the multitude want to touch Jesus?

19. How did Jesus show that the happy or blessed state is not determined by riches?

20. How could those who are hungry be considered “blessed” or “happy”?

21. Over what could one be weeping and be considered as entering a “blessed” state?

22. Why should “woe” be pronounced upon those of whom “all men speak well of”?

23. True love is doing ___________________ to your _______________________.

24. You are to _______________ for them who ____________________ use ___________.

25. What evil spirit is Jesus combating in verses 29-30?

 What three main points does Jesus make in verses 33-36 to help us conquer this spirit?

26. Jesus said, “For with what _______________ ye _______________, it shall be measured to ____________ again.”

 a. Give some “woes” connected with this statement:

 b. Give some “blessings” connected with this statement:

27. Why is it important to test the teaching of your teachers?

28. Jesus teaches us to:

 (a). never judge or condemn the actions of another.

 (b). apply God’s standard to our own lives first before correcting others.

29. How could a “hypocrite” ever live with himself or herself?

30. How can we make sure that our outward fruit is good and not evil?

31. What is inconsistent with calling Jesus “Lord”?

32. How do you go about establishing a “well-built” life?