Content (Matthew 11 - 12)
1. Matthew 11:1 – 10 John send his disciples to Jesus asking if Jesus is the Messiah to which Jesus replied that they’d seen the miracles and that John was more than a prophet in that he was sent to announce Jesus coming.
2. Matthew 11:11 – 19 Jesus declares that among those born of a woman, none is greater than John and that until now the prophets and the law have held sway, but that now John is like the Elijah.
3. Matthew 11:20 – 24 Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent and that judgment worse than Sodom will theirs on the day of judgment.
4. Matthew 11:25 – 27 Jesus declares praise for the Father and their Father Son relationship.
5. Matthew 11:28 – 30 Jesus declares “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest; take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
5. Matthew 12:1 – 8 When Jesus’ disciples go through the grain fields and pick and eat some grain, the Pharisees declare them to be doing that which is unlawful on the Sabbath to which Jesus declared that David (OT) and companions, being hungry, ate of the temple sacrifice while priests can do it w/o condemnation.
6. Matthew 12:9 – 14 Jesus heals a man with shriveled hand after being accused of unlawfulness on the Sabbath which precipitates the Pharisees to plot how they might kill Jesus.
7. Matthew 12:15 – 21 Jesus was aware of the plot and so left , yet continued healing all who were ill that followed him, but waned them not to tell others about him which fulfilled that which was spoken by Isaiah about God’s love for him.
8. Matthew 12:22 – 29 When Jesus healed a blind, mute demon-possessed man, the Pharisees declared that Jesus must be the devil, yet Jesus spoke the truth about himself, which they did not like.
9. Matthew 12:30 - 32 Jesus addresses sin that speaking against him may be forgiven, but not against the Holy Spirit which may not: blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
10. Matthew 12:33 – 37 Jesus speaks of our yielding good or bad fruit and that everyone will give account of our lives on the day of judgment “For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
11. Matthew 12:38 – 45 Jesus addresses the Pharisees request to see a sign warns that this generation will see a sign in his death, burial and resurrection (sign of Jonah).
12. Matthew 12:46 – 50 While Jesus was talking with the crowd, his mother and brothers approached to speak with Jesus, to which Jesus uses it as a teaching point that whoever does the will of the Father in heaven is Jesus brother, sister and mother.
1. Matthew 11:1 - 19 Jesus assures John the Baptist’s disciples that he is the Messiah and that John is the prophet spoken of in Old Testament.
Application: Whose disciple are you?
2. Matthew 11:20 - 30 Jesus speaks of what will happen to the cities that rejects John’s message and Jesus ministry and praises those who accept His ministry and message because it is Jesus who bears the burden of the yoke of following Him.
Application: How will Jesus judge our city and how we contributed to it’s redemption.
3. Matthew 12:1 - 37 Jesus demonstrates that he is the Lord of the Sabbath and uses the Sabbath day controversies of working on, healing on and the priests in the temple profaning on the Sabbath to explain how God sees that their hearts are depraved.
Application: How do your words reveal how you feel about following Christ?
4. Matthew 12:38 - 50 When the Pharisees request a sign, Jesus instructs them that they’ve been shown such and that signed do not change people’s hearts and that only those of faith will be received by the Father and be called sons and daughters (and Moms) of God.
Application: Have you accepted Christ by faith and faith alone?
Jesus, Messiah, Lord of the Sabbath calls men by faith.
TCTATS that we who believe by faith is a sovereign God will do His will as opposed to a wicked and evil generation who reject Him.