Following Jesus: Focus On The Message – Matthew 15

 

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Welcome to Focus On The Message – the first component of our Following Jesus discipleship program. This web page contains the lessons for:

Matthew 15

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Matthew 15

This chapter has 3 lessons. You should ideally cover one chapter (with all of its lessons) in a week, but please don’t let a week go by without completing at least one lesson.

Lesson 1: Clean and Unclean

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Topics to explore:

    • Bad behavior
      • Vice lists: Matthew 15:19-20; Mark 7:21-23; 1 Corinthians 6:9–10; Galatians 5:19-21; ; Ephesians 5:5; Colossians 3:5-6; 1 Peter 4:3; Revelation 21:8; 22:15
      • Matthew 15:
      • Mark 7: sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly
      • 1 Corinthians 6: sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers
      • Galatians 5: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like
      • Ephesians 5: No immoral, impure or greedy person
      • Colossians 3: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry
      • 1 Peter 4: debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry
      • Revelation 21: cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars

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Training assignment (do this yourself, and use it to help train someone else):

Lesson 2: Faith of the Canaanite Woman

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Topics to explore:

    • Why did Jesus say he was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel?

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Lesson 3: Jesus Heals the Sick and Feeds the Four Thousand

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Topics to explore:

    • Jesus heals the sick
    • Jesus feeds the four thousand
      • The disciples seem unprepared even though they recently saw Jesus feed the five thousand. This may be because Jesus was in Gentile territory where they did not expect him to perform a comparable miracle.

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Training assignment (do this yourself, and use it to help train someone else):


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