Passage: Mt. 9:18-38
Lesson: The woman with a twelve-year blood condition stated, “If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole”. What great faith! We should have such a faith – and we can!
Rom. 10:17 tells us faith comes by the word of God. We must study God’s word in order to have a saving faith.
Passage: Mt. 10:1-20
Lesson: In warning the Apostles of what lay ahead, Jesus told them to be “harmless as doves” – meaning that the apostles (and Christians today), are to be pure – with shrewdness and purity working to produce a godly character.
Passage: Mt. 10:21-42
Lesson: In verse 28 Jesus states, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Christians must not fear men, but God. Man can kill the body but not the soul. God has the power to cast the lost soul into hell! Let us fear and obey God!
Passage: Mt. 11
Lesson: The last four verses of this chapter contain the Great Invitation. Those who would follow Christ must accept His yoke. To be a Christian and bear the yoke of Christ, we must put Christ first in every thought, word and action.
Passage: Mt. 12:1-23
Lesson: In verse 23 the people concluded rightly that Jesus was the Son of David – the Messiah promised in the Old Testament.
Passage: Mt. 12:24-50
Lesson: Verses 36-37 give a stern warning about the words we speak. “Words are not the only thing that can condemn us (Rev. 21:8), but our words alone can condemn us (Mt. 10:33).” (Lynn Blair)
Passage: Mt. 13:1-30
Lesson: Concerning the “wayside” hearers, Bob Winton writes, “We can only blame ourselves if our hearts cannot accept the gospel! The devil may steal the word from the hearts of men by various means: through their own hard attitudes; by the errors of false teachers; by the influence of family and friends; through the sins or thoughtless words and actions of the brethren.”