A. This was the law of Moses concerning divorcement. vs 1-4  1. The Pharisees tempted Jesus by asking Him was it lawful for a man to put away his wife? vs 1-2  2. Jesus answer them by asking them, "what did Moses command you?". v 3  3. The Pharisees said, "Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement and to put her away." v 4  B. This was the reason why Moses granted a bill of divorcement. v 5 (Jesus said, "For the hardness of your heart Moses wrote you this precept.")  C. This was the law of God concerning marriage. vs 6-9  1. God wanted a man and his wife to live together until one of them died a physical death. v 6  2. A man and his wife is joined together in the sense that they were made to be one flesh. vs 7-8  3. God does not want a man and a woman to divorce each other. v 9  D. These are the laws of divorcement and remarriage. vs 10-12  1. If a man divorces his wife and marries another women, he commits adultery. vs 10-11  2. If a woman divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery. v 12 a). The only way by which a man and a woman can lawful divorce and remarry another person is for fornication. Matt. 19:9  b). The guilty party who commits fornication in a marriage really does not have the right to remarry another person without committed adultery. Matt. 19:9 II. THE PURITY OF CHILDHOOD: VS 13-16  A. This is their hindrances. v 13 (The disciples did not want little children brought unto our Lord.)  B. This is their purity. v 14 (The Kingdom of God is made up of people who have child-like traits.)  C. This is their example. v 15 (The Kingdom of God must be received as a little child would receive it.)  D. This is their blessing. v 16 (Jesus blessed them.) III. THE RICH YOUNG RULER: VS 17-22  A. These were his urgent requests. v 17  1. The rich young ruler ran unto the Lord. Jonah 1:3  2. The rich young ruler kneeled before the Lord. Romans 14:11  3. The rich young ruler asked the Lord about eternal life. Rev. 6:16-17  B. These were his mistakes. vs 18-20  1. The rich young ruler was deceived concerning God. v 18, 1 Tim. 3:16  2. The rich young ruler was deceived concerning his duties. vs 19-20 a). He had not hurt anyone in a negatively way.  b). He has not help anyone in a positively way. Gal. 6:10  C. This was his answer. v 21  1. Jesus told him, "Go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and come, take up the cross, and follow me."  D. This was his response. v 22 (The rich young ruler went away grieved for he had great possessions.") IV. THE DANGER OF WEALTH: VS 23-27  A. These are the hindrances of riches. v 23 (Those persons who are rich will have a hard time entering into the Kingdom of God because they are tempted to trust in the powers of their riches.)  B. These are the characteristics of riches. v 24 (Those persons who trust in their riches will have a hard time entering into the Kingdom of God.)  C. This is the result of riches. v 25 (If a person trusted in the powers of his riches, that person can not go to heaven.)  D. This is the way of overcoming our desire for riches. vs 26-27 (Christians should believe that with God all things are possible.) V. THE BLESSINGS OF DISCIPLESHIP: VS 28-31  A. These are the self sacrifices for discipleship. v 28 (Peter said, "We have left all and have followed thee.")  B. These are the blessings of discipleship. vs 29-30  1. Christians shall receive social blessings in this life for following the Lord.  2. Disciples shall receive spiritual blessings in the coming world for following the Lord.  C. This is the reversal of discipleship. v 31 (There will be equality for all the redeemed Persons who go to heaven.) VI. JESUS FORETOLD HIS DEATH: VS 32-34  A. This was His suffering. vs 32-33 (Jesus would suffer misery.)  B. This was His death. v 34 (Jesus would be crucified.)  C. This was His resurrection. (Jesus would be raised from the dead on the third day.) VII. THE DESIRE FOR GREATNESS: VS 35-45  A. This was the request for greatness. vs 35-37 (James and John wanted: one to sit on the right hand of the Lord, and the other one on the left hand of the Lord in His glory.)  B. This was the answer concerning greatness. vs 38-40 (The Lord revealed that they had to suffer for Him, but He could not make one person to be greater than another person.)  C. These were the requirements for greatness. vs 41-45  1. Each person should become the servant of all. vs 43-44  2. Each person must follow the example of Jesus. v 45, 1 Peter 1:21 VIII. THE BLIND BARTIMAEUS RECEIVES HIS SIGHT: VS 46-52  A. This was his condition. vs 46 (This man was blind.) Acts 26:18  B. This was his knowledge. v 47 (This blind man heard that Jesus was coming.) Rev. 3:20  C. This was his plea. v 47 (This blind man was begging for mercy.) Matt. 4:4  D. This was his hindrances. v 48 (Many of the people told him that he should be quit.) 2 Cor. 11:14-15  E. This was his opportunity . vs 49-51  1. This blind man was called by the Master. Matt. 11:28-30  2. The Master asked what do you need. Matt. 7:7-12  F. This was his blessings. v 52 (This blind man received his sight and followed Jesus.) 2 Cor. 4:3-4 CHAPTER 11 


A. This was His humility. vs 1-7 (Jesus went into Jerusalem riding a donkey: the beast of burden.)  B. This was His praise. vs 8-10 (The crowd cried, "Hosanna; blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.")  C. This was His authority. v 11 (Jesus went into the temple.) II. THE BARREN FIG-TREE: VS 12-14  A. The fig tree was unfruitful. vs 12-13  B. The fig tree was cursed. v 14 III. THE TEMPLE IS CLEANSED: VS 15-19  A. This was the act of cleaning the temple. vs 15-16 (Jesus cast out those people who sold and bought in the temple.)  B. This was the reason for cleaning the temple. v 17 (The people had made the temple a den of thieves.)  C. This was the results of cleaning the temple. vs 18-19 (The scribes and the chief Priests wanted to kill Jesus.) IV. THE LESSONS FROM THE WITHERED FIG TREE: VS 20-26  A. Christians must be fruitful because they could be cursed. vs 20-21  B. Saints need to have faith in God. vs 22-24  C. Disciples should be forgiving so that they can be forgiven by God. vs 25-26 V. CHALLENGING CHRIST'S AUTHORITY: VS 27-33  A. This was the challenge to His authority. vs 27-28 (Jesus was asked by what authority did you cleanse the temple.)  B. This was the acceptance of His authority. vs 29-30  1. Jesus agreed to answer their question providing that they would answer his question.  2. Jesus asked about the baptism of John was it from heaven, or of men?  C. This was their reasoning. vs 31-32  1. If they had said that the baptism of John was from heaven, Jesus would have asked: why didn't you believe him. v 31  2. If they had said that the baptism of John was of men, they feared the people: for all men counted John to be a true prophet. v 32  D. This was their response. v 33  1. They said unto Jesus, "We can not tell."  2. Jesus said unto them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things." CHAPTER 12 


A. This was the teaching concerning that vineyard. v 1  1. The vineyard to the Jews would signify the Jewish Nation. Gen. 12:1-3  2. The vineyard to Christians would denote the New Testament church. Matt. 16:13-20, Heb. 12:28-19  B. This was the expectance of that vineyard. v 2  1. The Lord expected the Israelites to produce the fruits of righteousness. Matt. 3:7-12  2. The Lord expects Christians to produce the fruit of righteousness. John 15:1-8  C. This was the disappointments of that vineyard. vs 3-8  1. The Lord was disappointed in the fruit that the Israelites had produced. vs 3-8, Matt. 23:37  2. The Lord can be disappointed in the fruit that professing Christians are producing. a). There has been the great apostasy. 1 Tim. 4:1-2  b). There is the unbelief of the scriptures. 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Tim. 3:16- 17  c). There is the rebelling of man. Heb. 6:6  D. This was the accountability of that vineyard. vs 9-11  1. The law of Moses has been fulfilled. Col. 2:14  2. The law of Christ is for all. Romans 1:16-18  3. Each person is accountable unto God. Acts 17:30-31 II. THE CIVIL GOVERNMENT AND THE DIVINE GOVERNMENT: VS 13- 17  A. This was their evil scheme. v 13 (A committee tried to trap Jesus so that He could be persecuted.)  B. This was their evil flattery. v 14 (They told Jesus that He was not a respecter of persons and would always tell the truth.)  C. This was their tricky question. vs 14-15 (Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?")  D. This was their hypocrisy being revealed. v 15 (Jesus asked, "Why do you tempt me? Bring me a penny, that I may see it.")  E. This was their startling answer. vs 15-17  1. They were to render unto Caesar the things which belonged to Caesar.  2. They were to render unto God the things which belonged to God. III. THE SADDUCEES AND THE RESURRECTION: VS 18-27  A. This was their vain belief. v 18 (The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection of the dead.)  B. This was their foolish reasoning. vs 19-22 (They though that heaven would consist of marriages.)  C. This was their foolish question. v 23 (They wanted to know how could there be marriages in heaven.)  D. This was their forced answer. vs 24-24 (In heaven there will be no marriages.)  E. This was their rebuke. vs 25-27  1. God is the God of the living because men do not die in the sense of ceasing to exist.  2. Spiritual death means that the person who dies in his sins will spend eternity separated from God. 2 Thess. 1:7-9 IV. THE GREAT COMMANDMENT: VS 28-34  A. These are the requirements concerning our duty. vs 28-31  1. Christians must hear God. vs 28-30  2. Disciples must love God. v 30 a). The heart of man is the seat of his will. Matt. 15:19  b). The soul of man is the seat of his life. Romans 2:9-10  c). The mind of man is the seat of his intellect. Prov. 4:23, Prov. 23:7  d). The strength of man is the capacity of his ability. Rev. 3:8  3. Saints must love their neighbor. v 31 (Our neighbor is anyone who needs our help.)  B. These are the blessings for that duty. vs 32-34 (Our services to God will give unto us eternal life.) V. THE QUESTION CONCERNING DAVID'S SON: VS 35-37  A. This was the question. v 35 (How is Christ the son of David?)  B. This was the logic. vs 36-37  1. Christ was the son of David according to the flesh. Romans 1:1-4  2. Christ was God manifested in the flesh. 1 Tim. 3:15, 2 Cor. 5:18 VI. THE SCRIBES ARE DENOUNCED: VS 38-40  A. These were their moral characteristics. vs 38-40  1. The scribes dressed for religious recognition. v 38  2. The scribes loved salutations in the market places. v 38  3. The scribes desired to set in the chief seats in the synagogues. v 39  4. The scribes wanted the uppermost rooms at feasts. v 39  5. The scribes would devour widows' houses. v 40  6. The scribes would pray longs prayers for a public showing. v 40  B. This was their reward. v 40 (The scribes would receive the greater punishment.) VII. SACRIFICIAL GIVING: VS 41-44  A. This was the manner of their giving. v 41 (The majority of those people gave out of their abundance of life.)  B. This was the manner in which they should have been giving. vs 41-44 (They should have been giving out of their necessities of life.) CHAPTER 13 


A. There were four signs which were given concerning this event. vs 1-9  1. False Christs would appear before Jerusalem would be destroyed. vs 1-5  2. The threats of wide-spread wars would appear before Jerusalem would be destroyed. vs 5-7  3. There would be great natural disturbances in nature before Jerusalem would be destroyed. v 8  4. There would be a great outbreak of persecutions before Jerusalem would be destroyed. v 9  B. These were the instructions which they should follow before this event would occur. vs 10-23  1. The apostles were to preach the gospel of Christ. v 10, Romans 1:16-18  2. The apostles were to speak by inspiration. v 11, 1 Peter 1:20-21  3. The apostles were to stand for the truth. vs 12:13, Eph. 6:14  4. Those people who were in the city of Jerusalem were to flee from it. vs 14-20  5. Those people were to learn the truth. vs 21-23, John 8:31-32 II. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST: VS 24-37  A. These will be the events for the second coming of Christ. vs 24-24  1. The earth will melt with fervent heat. 2 Peter 3:10  2. The lost will be fearful. Rev. 6:16-17  B. These will be the characteristics for the second coming of Christ. v 26  1. Our Lord will come with great power. John 11:25, Matt. 28:18, Rev. 1:18  2. Our Lord will come with great glory. Acts 26:13, Rev. 1:10-17  C. These will be the purposes of the second coming of Christ. v 27  1. Those people who are saved will meet the Lord in air. 1 Thess. 4:16-17  2. Those people who are lost will be punished. Matt. 10:28  D. These are the assurances for the second coming of Christ. vs 28-31  1. God can not lie. Heb. 6:18  2. God can not break His promises. 2 Peter 3:9  E. This will be the secrecy of the second coming of Christ. v 32 (No person knows when our Lord is coming.) 2 Peter 3:10  F. These are the instructions for the second coming of Christ. vs 33-37  1. Each person should take heed. Heb. 3:12-13  2. Christians should be watchful. 1 Peter 5:8  3. Saints should pray. Luke 18:8 CHAPTER 14 


A. This was the time of that conspiracy. v 1 (This conspiracy took place at the Passover feast.)  B. These were the instigators of that conspiracy. v 1 (The chief Priests and the scribes planned this conspiracy.)  C. This was the purpose of that conspiracy. v 1 (The chief Priest and the scribes wanted to put Jesus to death.)  D. This was the result of that conspiracy. v 2 (The chief Priest and the scribes did not want to put Jesus to death on the feast day because there would be an uproar of the people.) II. THE ANOINTING OF JESUS: VS 3-9  A. This was the opportunity of her service. v 3  1. A woman worshipped the Lord at the proper time.  2. This is our opportunity for serving the Lord. a). Alien sinners can obey the gospel of Christ. 1 Thess. 1:7-9  b). Christians could be added unto the church. Acts 2:47  c). Saints could offer God the services of their bodies. Romans 12:1-2  B. This was the opposition to her service. vs 4-5  1. This woman was resisted.  2. Christians will have some oppositions in their service to the Lord. 2 Tim. 3:13 a). Sinners will hinder the saints. 1 Peter 4:4  b). The devil will impede the disciples. 2 Cor. 11:14-15  C. This was her defense. vs 6-8  1. The Lord protected her.  2. The Lord will protect His redeemed people. Heb. 13:5-6 a). Christians need God's help. Heb. 4:14-16  b). Disciples need God's protection. Romans 8:31  D. This was her blessings. v 9  1. This woman was praised by the Lord.  2. Disciples will be blessed by the Lord. a). The Lord will give unto His saints eternal life. Romans 2:7  b). The Lord will give unto His Christians eternal rest. Rev. 14:13 III. THE PLOT JUDAS: VS 10-11  A. This was the plot of Judas. v 10 (Judas went unto the chief priests so that he could betray Jesus unto them.)  B. This was the desire of Judas. v 11 (Judas planned how he could betray the Lord unto them.) IV. THE LAST PASSOVER FEAST: VS 12-25  A. This was the plan for that last Passover feast. v 12 (Jesus said, "Go and prepare that we may eat the Passover feast.")  B. These were the preparations for that last Passover feast. vs 13-16 (A large upper room was prepared for the last Passover feast.)  C. This was the observance of that last Passover feast. v 17 (Jesus and the twelve apostles came into the upper room to observe the last Passover feast.)  D. This was the prediction for that last Passover feast. vs 18-21 (Jesus revealed that one of the twelve apostles would betray Him.)  E. These were the institutions for the Lord's supper at that last Passover feast. vs 22-25  1. The bread would symbolize the body of our Lord on the cross. v 22  2. The cup (the fruit of the vine) would represent the blood which was shed on the cross. vs 23-25 V. THE DENIAL OF PETER IS FORETOLD: VS 26-31  A. This was the occasion for that forecast. vs 26-28 (The Lord revealed that He would be crucified and that the sheep would scatter.)  B. This was the assurance of that forecast. v 29 (Peter assured the Lord that he would never forsake Him.)  C. This was the prediction of that forecast. vs 30-31 (The Lord told Peter that he would deny Him three time that very day.) IV. THE SCENE OF GETHSEMANE: VS 32-42  A. This was His greatest need. v 32 (Jesus need to pray.)  B. This was His deepest suffering. vs 33-34 (Jesus become "Sorrowful unto death.")  C. This was His humble prayer. vs 35-36  1. Jesus prayed that He would not have to be crucified.  2. Jesus always make His will to be the will of God.  D. These were His sleeping companions. vs 37-38 (Peter, James and John were asleep while Jesus was praying.)  E. This was His fervent prayer. vs 39-40 (Jesus prayed the same pray.)  F. This was His last instruction. vs 41-42 (Jesus said, "He that betrayeth me is at hand.") VII. THE BETRAY AND ARREST OF JESUS: VS 43-52  A. This was the manner in which Jesus was arrested. v 43 (There was a mob coming after Him.)  B. This was the sign for His arrest. v 44 (The person whom Judas kissed would be the Person that they wanted to arrest.)  C. This was the betrayal for His arrest. v 45 (Judas kissed Jesus.)  D. This was the reality of His arrest. v 46 (The mob arrested Jesus.)  E. This was the opposition against His arrest. v 47 (One of the apostles fought in a physical way to keep Jesus from being arrested.)  F. This was the defense of His arrest. vs 48-49 (You are arresting me so that the scriptures might be fulfilled.) Psa. 22:6  G. This was the result of His arrest. vs 50-52 (The disciples of Jesus left Him and fled.) VIII. JESUS BEFORE THE HIGH PRIEST: VS 53-65  A. This was Jesus before the Sanhedrin Court. v 53 (Jesus was brought before the court.)  B. This was Jesus being completely forsaken. v 54 (Peter followed the Lord afar off.)  C. This was Jesus being plotted against by false witnesses. vs 55-59 (The witnesses against Jesus could not agree on their testimony.)  D. This was Jesus being addressed by the high Priest. vs 60-64  1. The high Priest asked Jesus if He was the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? vs 60-61  2. Jesus affirmed that He was the Christ, the Son of God. v 62  3. The high Priest charged Jesus with blasphemy which would be worthy of death. vs 63-64  E. This was Jesus being persecuted by the mob. v 65 (Jesus was greatly persecuted by the angry mob.) IX. PETER DENIES JESUS: VS 66-72  A. This was Peter's three denials of Jesus. vs 66-71  1. This was the first denial of Jesus. vs 66-68 (Peter said of Jesus, "I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest.")  2. This was the second denial of Jesus. vs 69-70 (Peter denied Jesus the second time.)  3. This was the third denial of Jesus. v 71 (Peter said of Jesus, "I know not this man of whom ye speak.")  B. This was the result of Peter denying Jesus. v 72 (Peter remembered the words of Jesus, and Peter wept for his denial of our Lord.) CHAPTER 15 


A. This was His delivery to Pilate. v 1 (The council delivered Jesus to Pilate.)  B. This was the question which was asked by Pilate. v 2 (Pilate asked Jesus, "Art thou the King of the Jews?")  C. This was the answer of Jesus to Pilate. v 2 (Jesus said unto Pilate, "Thou sayest it.")  D. This was the silence of Jesus concerning the charges of His guilt. vs 3-5 (Jesus was quite concerning all the false charges which the council brought against Him.) II. JESUS IS SENTENCED TO DIE: VS 6-15  A. These were the choices of the Jews. vs 6-15  1. Pilate was willing to release a prisoner unto the Jews because it was the feast of the Passover. v 6  2. Pilate revealed that he could release Barabbas or Jesus unto them. vs 7-8  3. The Jewish people wanted Barabbas released unto them so that Jesus could be crucified. vs 9-14  B. This was the decision of Pilate. v 15 (Pilate released Jesus to be crucified.) III. THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST: VS 16-41  A. This was preparation for His crucifixion. vs 16-19 (The Roman soldiers mocked Jesus.)  B. This was the march of His crucifixion. vs 20-22 (The Roman soldiers led Jesus away to be crucified.)  C. This was the reality of His crucifixion. vs 23-25 (It was the third hour of the day when Jesus was crucified.)  D. This was the superscription of His crucifixion. v 26 ("The King of the Jews.")  E. This was the mockery of His crucifixion. vs 27-32 (Jesus was mocked in the worst possible manner.)  F. This was the death of His crucifixion. vs 33-37 (Jesus yielded up His Soul and Spirit unto death.)  G. This was the results of His crucifixion. vs 38-41  1. The death of Jesus on the cross ended the law of Moses. v 38, Col. 2:14, Gal. 3:19-29  2. The death of Jesus on the cross proved His Deity. vs 39-41 IV. THE BURIAL OF JESUS: VS 42-47  A. This was the desire for His entombment. vs 42-43 (Joseph asked Pilate for permission to bury the body of Jesus.)  B. This was the release for His entombment. vs 44-45 (Pilate released the body of Jesus to Joseph for that burial.)  C. This was the reality of His entombment. v 46 (Jesus was placed in Joseph's new tomb.)  D. These were the eyewitnesses of His entombment. v 47 (Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Josses were the witnesses of His entombment.) CHAPTER 16 


A. This was the day of His resurrection. vs 1-2  1. The first day of the week which is Sunday is when Jesus arose from the grave.  2. The first day of the week (Sunday) is when the New Testament church was established. Acts 2:1-47 a). The first day of the week (Sunday) is the day that the early disciples worshipped the Lord their God. Acts 20:7  b). The first day of the week (Sunday) is the day that the apostles observed in worship. Rev. 1:10  B. These were the powers of His resurrection. vs 3-4  1. The stone to the sepulcher was rolled away. vs 3-4, Eph. 1:18-23  2. The dead will be raised. John 5:28-29 a). The dead being raised was proven by the resurrection of Christ. 2 Tim. 1:10  b). We need to believe more concerning the resurrection of Christ. Phil. 10:11  C. This was the reality of His resurrection. vs 5-6  1. The angel said, "Jesus is risen, he is not here: behold the place where they laid him." vs 5-6  2. The resurrected Christ is our only hope for happiness. 1 Cor. 15:17-19  D. This was the instruction concerning His resurrection. vs 7-8  1. They were to go and "Tell his disciples." vs 7-8  2. Christians are to go and preach the facts of the gospel. 1 Cor. 15:1-4 a). Disciples must preach the crucified Christ. John 3:14, 12:32  b). Saints need to preach the risen Christ. Rev. 1:18 II. THE APPEARANCES OF THE RESURRECTED CHRIST: VS 9-14  A. These are the appearances of the risen Christ.  1. This was the first appearance of the resurrected Christ. vs 9-11 (Jesus first appeared unto Mary Magdalene.)  2. This was the second appearance of the resurrected Christ. vs 12-13 (Jesus appeared unto two disciples as they were walking in the country.)  3. This was the third appearance of the resurrected Christ. v 14 (Jesus appeared unto the eleven apostles.)  B. This was the results of the appearances of the resurrected Christ. (There was "unbelief" concerning His resurrection.) III. THE GREAT COMMISSION: VS 15-18  A. This was the command of that great commission. v 15 (The apostles were to go "preach the gospel.")  B. This was the blessing of that great commission. v 16 (Salvation would be given unto those people who obey the gospel of Christ.)  C. These were the promises of that great commission. vs 17-18  1. The apostles could cast our devils. v 17, Acts 5:16  2. The apostles could speak with new tongues. v 17, Acts 2:4  3. The apostles could pick up serpents. v 18, Acts 28:3-6  4. The apostles could drink any deadly thing without harm. v 18  5. The apostles could heal the sick. v 19, Acts 5:15 a). These gifts were given unto the early Christians so that they could confirm the word of God. 1 Cor. 13:8-12, Heb. 2:1-4  b). These gifts have fulfilled their purpose because we now have the complete revealed word of God. James 1:22-25, 2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:3 IV. THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST: VS 19-20  A. This was the reality of His ascension. v 19 (Jesus was taken into heaven.)  B. This was the result of His ascension. v 20 (The apostles went forth working with the Lord in preaching the gospel.)

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