1. Read the article: Jesus as a Polarizing figure.
This article is on the back of your fill in the blanks that was handed out yesterday. Mrs. Hauck has copies of this for those of you that were missing yesterday.
Read this article and fill out the reading notes provided. After each section there is an opportunity for you to write a take away. A “take away” is just that. After reading the section, what is something you learned, understood better, something you want to learn more about, something that became clearer or more personal to you, etc.
2. Student Activity 5.4 on pages 75 and 76.
3. Work on scripture memory for Friday. John 5:17 and 18. (attached)
Jesus as a Polarizing Figure
What does Matthew’s gospel presentation provide proof of?
How is Matthew’s gospel presented?
What are the types of responses seen in the gospel?
A Physician to Heal the Sick
How did Matthew respond to Jesus’ Call to follow him and why?
Why did tax collectors have a bad reputation?
What was the Pharisees response to Jesus eating with tax collectors and why?
_________________ not ____________________ is God’s true way.
The Pharisees were _________________________ hypocrites. They didn’t think they had any
______________ for God to _____________ them.
Failing to show mercy was not just a ______________ it was ________________________
Write one take away for you from this paragraph.
The Bridegroom and the New Covenant
Why did the disciples of John question Jesus?
What had John’s disciples embraced?
What did they not understand?
What did Jesus further explain that His coming had brought?
He told them they shouldn’t try to fit His new ways into their ________________ ________________.
What two analogies does Jesus illustrate this with?
Jesus didn’t come to _________________ the law but to ______________________ its intended purpose.
Explain what this means.
Write one take away from this section.
The Great Object of Faith
Jesus ministry brought about responses of _____________________ ________________ and
What has Jesus already shown His power over? What does He show even greater power by doing?
What did the zeal of the blind men lead them to do?
Jesus _________________ spread even more _____________________ , though few people
_________________________ His ______________________.
A Polarizing Figure
What does the concluding miracle climax with?
What was the powerful question that people had to answer after interpreting the evidence?
Write one take away from this section?
How does Matthew conclude His narrative?
What two analogies did Jesus use to make His point?
Due Friday, April 23
John 5: 17 and 18
Jesus said to them, “ My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I , too am working.” For this reason, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but He was calling God His own Father, making himself equal to God.
Jesus said to them, My ___________________ is always at His ________________ to this very ________, and I too am ________________________.” For this _______________, the ___________
Tried all the ____________________ to ________ Him; not only was he _______________ the
______________________, but He was calling God His ____________ Father, Making himself
_______________ to God.
______________ said to _____________, My _______________ is ___________________ at His
______________ to this ____________ day, and I too am ________________________.” For this
__________________, the ___________________ tried all the ____________________ to ___________
Him; not _________________ was he ______________________ the ______________________, but He
Was __________________________ God His own ________________, making ___________________
Equal to _____________.
Jesus __________________ to ___________________, “ My ________________ is always at His
________________ to this ________________ _____________, and I too, am __________________.”
_____________ this very _______________ the Jews _______________ all the ______________ to
____________ __________; Not only was He _______________________ the __________________;
But ____________ __________ even ___________________ God His own ___________________
Making himself ___________________ with God.
Write the verse 2 more times.