THE COMMANDMENT & THE TRADITION
- Why did the Pharisees criticize the disciples of Jesus? (1,2,5) Which traditions of the elders did the Pharisees observe? (3,4)
- Why did Jesus call the Pharisees hypocrites? (6,7) Which tradition did Jesus point out? (8-13) Which teaching or tradition makes us void the commandment of God?
- What did Jesus teach the people? (14-16) What defiles a man? (17-23) What does the Scripture tell us about men’s heart? (Jer 17:9; Ge 6:5; Pr 4:23) What is in your heart and how can make it clean? (Ps51:10)
- What did a Syrophoenician woman beg Jesus? (24-26; Mt 15:22) How did Jesus reply and what did he mean? (27; Mt 15:23,24) What was her answer & Jesus’ blessing? (28-30; Mt 15:28) What does this passage teach us?
- Where did Jesus go next and how was the people’s response different and why? (31,32; Mk 5:17-20) How did Jesus heal the deaf and mute man? (33-35) What was their response? (36,37) What do you learn from this passage?