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Matthew 9

January 11, 2013

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

12 thoughts on “Matthew 9”

  1. v.1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.

    After returning from Gadarenes Jesus goes home. Suggesting he lived and presumably had a house in Capernaum (4:13).

  2. v.1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.

    After returning from Gadarenes Jesus goes home. Suggesting he lived and presumably had a house in Capernaum (4:13).

  3. v.9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

    Matthew wrote his testimony, his story, of what Jesus did in his life. We all have a story. A story of what God has done in our life.

  4. v.9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

    Matthew wrote his testimony, his story, of what Jesus did in his life. We all have a story. A story of what God has done in our life.

  5. v.15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.

    Jesus refers to himself as the bridegroom. Bridegroom was used in the OT as a picture of the God. It was also used to describe the Messiah and his coming. Jesus using this term meant he was claiming to the Messiah.

  6. v.15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.

    Jesus refers to himself as the bridegroom. Bridegroom was used in the OT as a picture of the God. It was also used to describe the Messiah and his coming. Jesus using this term meant he was claiming to the Messiah.

  7. v.17 Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

    (From Constable’s commentary) “The point of these two illustrations was that Jesus could not patch or pour His new ministry into old Judaism.” The Greek word translated "old" means not only old but worn out by use. Judaism had become inflexible due to the accumulation of centuries of non-biblical traditions…Jesus' kingdom would terminate Judaism that had served its purpose.”

  8. v.17 Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

    (From Constable’s commentary) “The point of these two illustrations was that Jesus could not patch or pour His new ministry into old Judaism.” The Greek word translated "old" means not only old but worn out by use. Judaism had become inflexible due to the accumulation of centuries of non-biblical traditions…Jesus' kingdom would terminate Judaism that had served its purpose.”

  9. v.34 But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons.”

    The Pharisees could not deny that Jesus performed miracles, however as they wouldn’t accept Jesus as Messiah they attributed the miracles to Satan.

  10. v.34 But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons.”

    The Pharisees could not deny that Jesus performed miracles, however as they wouldn’t accept Jesus as Messiah they attributed the miracles to Satan.

  11. v.36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

    The Old Testament describes God and the Messiah as shepherds of the people.

  12. v.36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

    The Old Testament describes God and the Messiah as shepherds of the people.

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