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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?



A. In Capernaum, Jesus heals Centurion’s servant (v. 1-10).

B. In Nain, Jesus raises widow’s only son from the dead (v. 11-17).

C. With words and miracles Jesus gives evidence through two messengers to a doubting John (v. 18-23).

D. Jesus speaks to John’s role to the multitudes – parable of the children playing in the market place (v.24-35).


E. In a Pharisee’s house Jesus anointed by sinful woman forgiven of her sins – parable of the two debtors (v. 26-50).




1. Who was a “centurion”?


2. The centurion’s faith (a) had no evidential basis. (b) was based upon what he had heard concerning Jesus.  (c) was based upon what he had personally seen Jesus do.  

3. Contrast the Jew’s estimation of the centurion and the centurion’s estimation of himself:  

4. Regarding the centurion, what caused Jesus to say, “I have not found so great faith…”?

5. What did the messengers find when they returned to the house?  What does this manifest about the power of Jesus?

6. What two facts do you know about the woman in Nain?  

7.  “When the Lord saw her, He had___________________ on her and said to her, “ ____  _____     ___________’”


8. What notable miracle did Jesus do in Nain? What all did Jesus do to work this notable miracle?

9. Why did John send two of his disciples to Jesus?

10. What was Jesus doing that would confirm who He was?

11. How could someone find an “occasion of stumbling” in Jesus?

12. What two characteristics of John does Jesus point out for the multitudes to consider?

13. Who does Jesus say is greater than John?  Why does He say this?

14. How had the people and the publicans “Justified God”?

15. By refusing to be baptized of John, what were the Pharisees doing?

16. How does the parable of the children in the market place relate to Jesus’ concluding statement, “and wisdom is justified of all her children.’”?  

17. What did the “sinner” do to Jesus in the Pharisee’s house?

18. Simon, the Pharisee, had what doubt about Jesus?

19. Jesus knew of this doubt by (a) hearing him mumble to the other Pharisees.  (b) being told by another guest at the dinner.  

(c) knowing the man’s thoughts.  

20. Relate the parable of the two debtors to Simon the Pharisee and the woman who was a sinner:

21. Before Jesus had entered the Pharisee’s house, He had forgiven the woman of her sins. (T) (F)

22. What caused the dinner guests to think seriously about the person of Jesus?

23. Jesus said to the woman, “Your _____________ has ____________you; go in  ____________________.”