A. This was the awareness of a guilty conscience. vs 1-2 (Herod thought that Jesus was John, the Baptist who was raised from the dead because he had put John to death.)  B. This was the reason for his guilty conscience. vs 3-4 (John, the Baptist told Herod that it was unlawful for him to have his brother's wife who was Herodias.)  C. This was his plan to satisfy his guilty conscience. v 5 (Herod planned to put John, the Baptist to death, but he feared the people because the people counted John to be a prophet.)  D. These were the causes for his guilty conscience. vs 6-10  1. Herod had a birthday so the daughter of Herodias came in and dance for him. v 6  2. Herod swore with a oath that he would give the daughter of Herodias anything that she wanted because she had danced for him. v 7  3. Herod put John, the Baptist to death because the daughter of Herodias asked for the head of John on a charger. vs 8-10  E. This was the results of his guilty conscience. vs 11-12 (The disciples of John came and buried the body of John, the Baptist.) II. THE SOLITUDE OF JESUS: VS 13-14  A. This was the reason for His solitude. v 13 (Jesus went into a desert place so that He could meditate.)  B. This was His popularity. v 13 (The people of the cities would follow Him on foot.)  C. This was His compassion. v 14 (Jesus would heal their sick.) III. FEEDING THE HUNGRY: VS 15-21  A. This was the need to feed the hungry. v 15 (The multitude did not have any money with which to buy food.)  B. This was the command to feed the hungry. v 16 (Jesus said unto His disciples, "Give ye them to eat.")  C. This was the reasoning to feed the hungry. v 17 (There were only five loves, and two fishes.)  D. These were the blessings for feeding the hungry. vs 18-21. (Jesus fed the multitude of people that were there.) IV. THESE ARE THE WAYS TO OVERCOME THE STORMS OF LIFE: VS 22-33  A. Christians can overcome the storms of life by believing in the power of prayer. vs 22-23  1. Jesus prayed continually. vs 22-23  2. Saints should pray continually. 1 Thess. 5:17  B. Disciples can overcome the storms of life by being of good courage. vs 24- 27  1. The Lord told His disciple to be of good cheer. vs 24-27  2. Christians can be of good cheer because they have the Lord to help them to overcome the storms of life. Heb. 13:5-6  C. Saints can overcome the storms of life by have a faith which works by love. vs 28-32  1. Jesus rebuked His disciples for the lack of faith. vs 28-32  2. Disciples must have a working faith in the promises of God. 1 John 5:4  D. Brethren can overcome the storms of life by worship God in spirit and in truth. v 33  1. Those disciples worshipped the Lord. v 33  2. Christians should worship the Lord their God. John 4:24 V. HEALING THE SICK OF GENNESARET. VS 34-36  A. This was their works. vs 34-35 (Those people brought unto Jesus their sick so that they could be healed.)  B. This was their faith. v 36 (Those people knew that Jesus could heal their sick.) CHAPTER 15 


A. This was the false charge. vs 1-2 (The scribes and Pharisees asked Jesus why did His disciples transgress the tradition of the elders because they eat with unwashed hands.)  B. This was the truthful answer. vs 3-6 (The scribes and Pharisees had transgressed the law of Moses by their traditions because they refused to help their fathers and their mothers in the proper way.)  C. This was the sharp rebuke. vs 7-9  1. The scribes and Pharisees were hypocrites. v 7  2. The scribes and Pharisees worshipped God in vain because they taught for doctrine the commandments of men. vs 8-9 II. THE THINGS WHICH DEFILES A MAN: VS 10-20  A. This was the command to know that which defiles a man. vs 10-11 (Jesus wanted the multitude to hear and understand the truth.)  B. This was the conflict in understanding that which defiles a man. vs 12-14 (God did not authorize the teachings of the scribes and Pharisees.)  C. These were the causes which defiles a man. vs 15-20  1. The lack of spiritual knowledge will defile a man. vs 15-17, 1 Peter 2:1-3  2. The meditation upon evil thoughts will defile a man. v 18, Prov. 4:23, Prov. 23:7  3. The doing of evil deeds is that which defiles a man. vs 19-20, 1 John 3:4 III. THE VALUE OF FAITH: VS 21-28  A. This was the plea. vs 21-22 (A woman begged Jesus to heal her daughter.)  B. This was the delay. vs 23-24 (Jesus was sent to help the lost sheep of the house of Israel.)  C. This was the consistency. v 25 (This woman came and worshipped Jesus.)  D. This was the response. vs 26-27  1. Jesus said, "It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs." v 26  2. That woman said, "True, Lord: yet the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table." v 27  E. This was the blessings. v 28 (The Lord healed her daughter.) IV. JESUS HEALED GREAT MULTITUDES OF PEOPLE: VS 29-31  A. These were their infirmities. vs 29-30 (Those people possessed all manner of diseases.)  B. These were their blessings. v 30 (They were all healed.)  C. These were their astonishment. v 31 V. JESUS FEEDS FOUR THOUSAND: VS 32-39  A. This was His compassion. v 32 (Jesus knew if He send the multitude home they would faint because they had fasted for three days.)  B. This was His purpose. vs 33-34 (Jesus wanted to demonstrate His power over nature.)  C. This was His authority. v 35 (Jesus commanded the multitude of people to sit down on the ground.)  D. These were His powers. vs 36-39  1. Jesus fed the multitude of people. vs 36-38  2. Jesus sent the multitude of people home. v 39  3. Jesus left their country. v 39 CHAPTER 16 


A. This was the nature of the request. v 1 (The Pharisees and the Sadducees wanted Jesus to show them a sign from heaven.)  B. This was the answer. vs 2-3 (The Pharisees and the Sadducees were blind in a spiritual way because they could not interpret the signs of the time.)  C. This was their rebuke. v 4  1. The Pharisees and the Sadducees were evil because they were sign seekers.  2. The Lord gave them the sign of Jonah would meant that the Son of man would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. v 4 (This referred to His death, burial and resurrection from the grave.) 1 Cor. 15:1-4 II. THE WARNING AGAINST FALSE TEACHING: VS 5-12  A. This was the warning concerning false teaching. vs 5-6 (Jesus said, "Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.")  B. This was the vain reasoning of the disciples. v 7 (The disciples though the leaven was in reference to bread.)  C. This was the rebuke for the disciples. vs 8-11  1. The disciples lacked faith upon that occasion. v 8, Gal. 5:6  2. The disciples lacked trust upon that occasion. v 9, Heb. 13:5-6  3. The disciples lacked insight upon that occasion. vs 10-11, Heb. 12:1-2  D. This was the comprehension of the disciples. v 12 (The disciples finally realized that Jesus was taking about the influence of false doctrines.) Jude 3-4 III. THE GREATEST QUESTION OF LIFE: VS 13-20  A. This was the general question which was asked. v 13 (Jesus asked, "Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?")  B. These were the various answers which was given. v 14  1. Some people thought that Jesus was John, the Baptist.  2. Some people thought that Jesus was Elijah.  3. Some people thought that Jesus was Jeremiah.  4. Some people thought that Jesus was one of the Prophet.  C. This was the direct question which was asked. v 15 (Jesus asked, "But who say ye that I am?")  D. This was the specific answer which was given. v 16 (Peter said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.")  E. These were the blessings which were promised. vs 17-20  1. The revelation of Jesus Christ was given from God. v 17, Heb. 1:1-3  2. The New Testament church would be built upon Divine truth. v 18, Eph. 2:19-22  3. The preaching of the gospel of Christ would increase the citizenship of heaven. v 19, Acts 2:47  4. Jesus charged His disciples not to reveal that He was Jesus Christ at that time. v 20 IV. JESUS FORETOLD HIS RESURRECTION: VS 21-23  A. This would be the nature of His sufferings. v 21 (Jesus would suffer many persecutions, and then He would be crucified.)  B. This would be His hindrance. v 22 (Peter did not want the Lord to be crucified.)  C. This would be His temptation. v 23 (Peter was trying to become a stumbling block unto the Lord.) V. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF DISCIPLESHIP: VS 24-28  A. These are the requirements for that discipleship. v 24  1. Each person must denial himself. v 24, 1 Peter 4:2  2. Each person should carry his own cross. v 24, Gal. 2:20  3. Each person ought to develop a Christ-like personality. v 24, Phil. 2:5-11  B. These are the urgencies for that discipleship. v 25  1. If a person try to save his life in a physical way, he would lose his life in a spiritual way. v 25, Matt. 10:32-33  2. If a person try to save his life in a spiritual way, he will save his life in a spiritual way. v 25, Romans 14:7-9  C. These are the reasons for that discipleship. v 26  1. If a person could gain the whole world, it would be a great lose in a spiritual way. 1 John 2:15-17, Jer. 5:25  2. If a person could gain the whole world, he would lose his souls in that world which is to come. Matt. 10:28  D. This is the reward for that discipleship. v 27 (Those persons who are obedient to the will of God will be given eternal life.) Matt. 25:46  E. These are the blessings for that discipleship. v 28  1. A Christian has citizenship in the Kingdom of God. Eph. 2:19-22  2. A Christian is an heir of the Kingdom of Heaven. Romans 8:14-18 CHAPTER 17 


A. This was His earthy audience. v 1 (Peter, James and John was with Jesus upon that occasion.)  B. This was His transfiguration. v 2 (Jesus was changed into a Spiritual form.)  C. These were His Heavenly audience. v 3 (Moses and Elias was talking to Jesus upon that occasion.)  D. These were the praises which was given. v 4 (Peter wanted to build three tabernacles so that Moses could have a tabernacle, Elias could have a tabernacle, and Jesus would have a tabernacle.)  E. These were the purposes of that transfiguration. v 5  1. The tabernacle age was coming unto and end. v 5, Col. 2:14  2. The church age was coming into being. v 5, Acts 2:1-47  F. These were the results of that transfiguration. v 6  1. There was fear upon that occasion. v 6  2. There was the encouragement for the disciples. vs 7-8  3. Our Lord charged His disciple not to tell any one of this event before His resurrection from the grave. v 9 II. THE WORK OF JOHN, THE BAPTIST: VS 10-13  A. This was the question which was asked. v 10 (The disciples of Jesus ask, "Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?")  B. This was the answer which was given. v 11 (Jesus replied, "Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.")  C. This was the rejection which was expressed. v 12  1. The people did not realize that the works of John, the Baptist was in the likeness of Elias. v 12  2. The people did not know that the works of Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. v 12, Luke 24:44-48  D. This was the knowledge which was gained. v 13 (The disciples knew that John, the Baptist had restored Israel in the same way that Elias had restore Israel.) 2 Kings 18:21-40 III. THE POWER OF GOD: VS 14-21  A. This was the request which was sought. vs 14-15 (A certain man wanted the mercy of God.)  B. This was the plight which was revealed. v 16 (That man was without mercy, and God's power because the disciples could not heal his son.)  C. This was the rebuke which was given. v 17 (The disciples of Jesus lacked faith and knowledge upon that occasion.)  D. This was the gift which was given. v 18 (Our Lord healed that man's son.)  E. These were the hindrances which was revealed. vs 19-21  1. Those disciples needed more faith to do the Lord's work. vs 19-20  2. Those disciples had to become more dedicated to do the Lord's work. v 21 IV. JESUS PREDICTED HIS DEATH: VS 22-23  A. This would be His betrayal. v 22 (Jesus would be betrayed into the hands of sinners.)  B. This would be His sufferings. v 23 (Our Lord would be crucified.) 1 Cor. 15:1-4 V. OBEYING THE LAW OF THE LAND: VS 24-27  A. This was the question which was asked. v 24 (Those people who collected taxes asked Peter, "Doth not your master pay tribute?") Exod. 30:13, Exod. 38:26  B. This was the answer which was given. v 25 (Jesus paid taxes.)  C. This was the logic which was explained. v 26 (Jesus and His disciples should have been exempted from this tax because they were sons.)  D. This was the obedience which was demanded. v 27  1. Jesus and His disciples obeyed the law of the land. v 27, Romans 13:1-7  2. Jesus and His disciples obeyed the laws of God. v 27, Matt. 4:10 CHAPTER 18 


A. This was the question which was asked. v 1 (The disciples asked Jesus, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?")  B. This was the illustration which was given. v 2 (Jesus used a little child as an example of greatness.)  C. These are the explanations which were explained. vs 3-5  1. Alien sinners must be converted and become as a little child in character. v 3  2. Christians should humble themselves as a little child is humble in nature. v 4 (A Child is forgiving and is teachable.)  3. Disciples need to be receptive as a little child is receptive to other people. v 5 II. OVERCOMING OUR OFFENCES: VS 6-10  A. This is the warning for offences. v 6 (Christians should not cause any person to stumble.)  B. This is the assurance of offences. v 7 (Offences will come unto the righteous.)  C. These are the methods of overcoming our offences. vs 8-10  1. There must be some spiritual surgery on our part so that we can overcome our unlawful desires. v 8, Gal. 2:20  2. There should be the denial of self on our part so that we can overcome our weakness in the flesh. v 8, Gal. 5:17  3. There need to be the mortifying of the flesh on our part so that we can overcome our temptations in the flesh. v 9, Col. 3:5  4. There ought to be heavenly vision on our part so that we can overcome the sinful world. v 10, Heb. 12:1-2 III. SAVING THE LOST: VS 11-14  A. This is the method which was given. v 11 (Jesus came to save those persons who were lost.)  B. This was the search which was explained. v 12 (When a sheep is lost, the shepherd of the sheep searches for that lost sheep.)  C. This was the joy which was revealed. v 13 (When the shepherd finds his lost sheep, he rejoices more for that lost sheep which was found than he did for the other sheep which were secure.)  D. This was the will which was narrated. v 14 (God does not want any person to be lost.) 2 Peter 3:9 IV. DEALING WITH CHURCH DISCIPLINE: VS 15-20  A. These are the requirements of church discipline. vs 15-17  1. This is the first requirement. v 15 (If a Christian has been offended, that Christian should confront his brother in a private manner.)  2. This is the second requirement. v 16 (If that brother refuses to hear that Christian's admonition, that Christian should take along two or three witnesses so that the word of God can be established.)  3. This is the third requirement. v 17 a). If that brother refuses to hear those three witnesses, that matter should take before the church.  b). If that brother refuses to hear the church, those Christians should consider that brother to be a lost person.  B. These are the purposes for church discipline. vs 18-20  1. Church discipline can save the lost. v 18, James 5:19-20  2. Church discipline will achieve the unity of prayers. v 19, James 5:16  3. Church discipline does maintain the unity of the assembly. v 20, 1 Cor. 1:10-13 V. THE SCOPE OF FORGIVENESS: VS 21-22  A. This was the question which was asked with its unreasonable logic. v 21 (Peter asked the Lord, "If we forgive our brother seven times, would that be sufficient?")  B. This was the answer which was given with its reasonable logic. v 22 (Our Lord revealed that we as Christians must forgive our brother an unlimited number of times.) VI. THE PARABLE OF THE UNFORGIVING SERVANT: VS 23-35  A. This was the debt which that servant owed. vs 23-25  1. Servants are accountable unto their masters. v 23, 2 Cor. 5:10  2. A certain servant owed his master more money than he could pay. vs 24- 25  B. This was his plea. v 26 (That servant begged for mercy.)  C. This was his forgiveness. v 27 (The master of that servant forgave him of that debt.)  D. This was the hard hearted attitude of that servant. vs 28-30  1. That servant was unmerciful toward his fellow servant. v 28  2. That servant was unforgiving to his fellow servant. vs 29-30  E. This was the punishment which he received. vs 31-35  1. The unforgiving servant was rebuked. vs 31-32  2. The unforgiving servant was punished. vs 33-35 CHAPTER 19 


A. This was His mission. v 1 (Jesus went about preaching the gospel.)  B. This was His popularity. v 2 (Great crowds would follow Jesus.)  C. This was His power which was demonstrated. v 2 (Jesus would heal their sick.) II. THE LAWS OF MARRIAGE: VS 3-12  A. This was the question which was asked concerning the original law of divorce. v 3 (The Pharisees asked Jesus, "Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause"?)  B. This was the answer which was given concerning the original law of marriage. vs 3-6  1. Jesus said in the beginning God created male and female. v 4, Gen. 1:27  2. When a man marries his wife, they become one flesh. v 5, Gen. 2:20-25  3. When God joins a man and a woman together in marriage, no man should break that union. v 6  C. This was the question of divorce which was asked concerning the law of Moses. v 7, (The Pharisees asked, "Why did Moses grant a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?") Deut. 24:1-4  D. This was the answer for divorcement which was given concerning the law of Moses. v 8 (Jesus said, "Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.")  E. These are the laws which are given for divorcement and remarriage under the laws of Christ. v 9  1. If there is fornication in a marriage, the guilty part is not free to remarry.  2. If there is fornication in a marriage, the innocent party is free to remarry.  F. This was the answer which was given concerning Christ's laws of marriage. v 10 (The disciples of Jesus said, "If this be the case, it is not good to marry.")  G. This was the answer which was given in defense of Christ's laws of marriage. vs 11-12 (Jesus revealed that some abnormal persons should not marry.) III. JESUS DEMONSTRATED HIS LOVE FOR CHILDREN: VS 13-15  A. This was the rebuke from His disciples. v 13 (Jesus was rebuked for showing compassion upon little children.)  B. This was His answer for the disciples. v 14 (Jesus revealed that the Kingdom of heaven is made up of people who have a child-like character.)  C. This was His blessing for the children. v 15 (Jesus blessed the little children.) IV. INHERITING ETERNAL LIFE: VS 16-22  A. This was the first question which was asked. v 16 (A rich man asked Jesus, "What good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?") Romans 6:23  B. This was the first answer which was given. v 17 (Jesus indicated that he must keep the commandments of God.) 1 John 5:3  C. This was the second question was asked. v 18 (The rich man asked Jesus, "Which.") James 2:10  D. This was the second answer which was given. vs 18-19 (Jesus stated the commandments of Moses.)  E. This was the third question which was asked. v 20 (The rich man stated that he had keep those commandments, but he wanted to know, "What lack I yet?")  F. This was the third answer which was given. v 21  1. Jesus said, "Go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor." Gal. 6:10 2. Jesus said, "You will have treasure in heaven." Matt. 6:19-21  3. Jesus said, "Come and follow me." Matt. 16:24  E. This was the result of those questions and answers. v 22 (The rich man went away sorrowful because he had great possessions.) V. TRUSTING IN RICHES: VS 23-26  A. These are the warnings against trusting in riches. vs 23-24 (Those persons who trust in their riches can not inherit the Kingdom of God.) 1 Tim. 6:9-10  B. The was the method of overcoming the unlawful desire for riches. v 26 (God can help us to overcome all the unlawful desires which we may have in life.) Heb. 13:5-6 VI. THE REWARDS OF DISCIPLESHIP: VS 27-30  A. These are the requirements for discipleship. v 27 (We as Christians must forsake all unlawful things to follow Christ.) Matt. 6:33  B. These are the blessings of discipleship. vs 28-30  1. Christians can reign with Christ. v 28, Rev. 1:5-6  2. Saints can have future prosperity. vs 29-30 a). We as Christians will be given the necessities of this life. v 29, Phil. 4:19  b). We as disciples will be given eternal life in that world which is to come. v 29, Romans 2:7, 1 Tim. 6:15-16  c). There will be the equality of life for those people who overcome the powers of sins. v 30, Rev. 2:26-27 CHAPTER 20 


A. These are the calls for workers in His vineyard. vs 1-7  1. God would have all men to be saved. 1 Tim. 2:1-4  2. God would have all men to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9  B. These are the rewards for working in His vineyard. vs 8-10  1. There is the forgiveness of sins. Heb. 8:13, 1 John 1:7-9  2. There is the providence of God. Romans 8:28, Phil. 2:13  3. There will be the crown of life. James 1:12  C. These will be the characteristics for the workers in His vineyard. vs 11-16  1. All workers are equal in personage because we are all one (equal) in Christ. Gal. 3:28, Romans 8:14-17  2. All workers will receive the same reward which will be eternal life. Romans 2:7, 1 Tim. 6:15-16 a). This shows man's jealousy. vs 11-12, Luke 15:29-30  b). This demonstrates God's righteousness. vs 13-16, Acts 10:34-35 II. JESUS EXPLAINED HIS LOVE: VS 17-19  A. This was His audience. v 17 (The twelve apostles were His audience.)  B. These were His instructions. vs 18-19  1. Jesus revealed that the chief priests and scribes would condemn Him to die. v 18  2. Jesus explained that He would be crucified. v 19, 1 Cor. 15:1-4 III. AN EXAMPLE OF HUMAN AMBITION: VS 20-28  A. This was the desire for greatness. vs 20-21 (The mother of Zebedees wanted her two son to be the greatest in the Kingdom of God.)  B. These would be the requirements for that greatness. vs 21-23  1. If a person desired to be the greatest in the Kingdom of God, he would need to drink the cup of our Lord's suffering. Heb. 12:3  2. If a person wished to be the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven, he would need to be baptized with the baptism of our Lord's suffering. 1 Cor. 15:1- 4  C. This was the result of desiring that greatness. v 24 (The desire to be greater than another person brings indignation and jealousy from those over whom that person would rule.) James 2:9  D. These are the traits of true greatness. vs 25-28  1. True greatness is not achieved by giving orders to other persons. v 25, 2 John 9-11  2. True greatness is obtained by giving services to other people. vs 26-28 IV. THE TIME THAT GOD STOOD STILL: VS 29-34  A. This was the plight of those two blind men. vs 29-30  1. Those two men were blind because they were sitting by the wayside.  2. Unfaithful Christians are spiritually blind because they are sitting by the wayside concerning the work of the church. 1 Cor. 15:57, 2 Peter 1:9  B. This was the opportunity for those two blind men. v 30  1. Those blind men heard that Jesus was passing by.  2. Disciples know that Jesus is here. Matt. 18:20  C. This was the plea of those two blind men. v 30  1. Those blind men cried for mercy.  2. Christians need to cry for mercy because they have sinned against God. Psa. 51:1-7, 1 John 1:7-9  D. This was the hindrances for those two blind men. vs 31  1. Those blind men were rebuked.  2. Saints will have some hindrances in life. 2 Cor. 4:3-4  E. These were the blessings for those two blind men. vs 32-34  1. This was their audience. v 32 (Jesus stood still and called for them.) Matt. 11:28-30  2. This was their request. v 33 (They wanted their sight.) Phil. 4:6  3. This was their gift. v 34 (They were healed.) Eph. 5:14-16  E. This was the gratitude of those two men who were healed. v 35  1. Those two men who were healed followed Jesus.  2. Christians must follow Jesus. 1 Peter 2:21

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