Monday, October 7, 2013

Matthew 4 - Lesson 4

John's study this week:

(In your own words, summarize passages into sentences. Goal of 12 – 15 sentences)

Matthew 4

1. Matthew 4:1 – 2 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil, and after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
2. Matthew 4:3 - 4 The devil then approached Jesus saying first, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” To which Jesus replied, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
3. Matthew 4:5 – 7 Second the devil took Jesus to the highest point on the temple and said, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down and the angels will save you.” To which Jesus replied, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
4. Matthew 4:8 – 11 Third, the devil took Jesus to a mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor and said “All this I will give you, if you will bow down and worship me.” To which Jesus responded, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” Following which the devil left and angels came to Jesus and ministered to his needs.
5. Matthew 4:12 – 16 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galile, then leaving Nazareth, Jesus moved to Capernaum, thus fulfilling what the prophet Isaiah said, “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
6. Matthew 4:17 – 17 Here is where Jesus began his public ministry preaching, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
7. Matthew 4:18 – 20 One day as Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Peter and Andrew who were fishermen, casting a net into the lake, to who he called “Come, follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people.” And at once the brothers left their nets and followed Jesus.
8. Matthew 4:21 – 22 Walking on, Jesus saw two other brothers, also fishermen, James and John, who were in a boat with their father Zebedee, so Jesus called to them, so they left the boat and their father and followed him.
9. Matthew 4:23 – 24 So Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people and news about Jesus throughout Syria, and people came to Jesus with people who were ill, those suffering in pain, those demon-possessed, those having seizures, and those paralyzed; and he healed them.
10. Matthew 4:25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan all followed him.

(Summarize main groupings of thoughts. Goal of 2, 3 or 4 divisions. ID passages covered)

1. Matthew 4:1 – 11 The Jesus is tempted by the devil, responds by faith with scripture.

Application: How have you responded when tempted in the lust of the flesh, pride of life and the lust of the eyes .

2. Matthew 4:12 – 17 Fulfilling Isaiah’s prophesy and following John the Baptist’s arrest, Jesus begins his public ministry, preaching repentance for the kingdom of heaven is near.

Application: Facing possible persecution, are you ready to take up your cross and follow Jesus?

3. Matthew 4:18 – 22 Jesus recruits his first four disciples, Peter, Andres, James and John.

Application: Are you ready to follow these example of these fishermen in acting upon Jesus calling us to follow Him and do the work he calls us to do?

4. Matthew 4:23 – 25 Jesus ministry comprises teaching, preaching the good news and healing the sick and hurting.

Application: How is Jesus calling you to serve… to teach, to preach, and to serve those physically or spiritually sick?

Subject Sentence
(Summarizing the Divisions into one sentence – ten words or less):

Overcoming temptation Jesus teaches preaches and ministers to the sick.

(A main teaching point for the overall study of the passages):

TCTATS: To cause the audience to see that we have a Savior in Jesus, who has been tempted as we have and as such can relate to what we go through, and us to Him.

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