Jesus Offends People

Reading Assignment:

Matthew 15:1-20
Mark 7:1-23
John 6:22-7:1

Exodus 21:17
Isaiah 54:13

Did you understand what you read?

  1. Where were the scribes and Pharisees who approached Jesus coming from?
  2. What matter was upsetting them?
  3. How were the scribes and Pharisees nullifying the commandments of God in regards to honoring parents?
  4. What was wrong with the tradition of washing hands before eating?
  5. Why wasn’t Jesus concerned that he offended the Pharisees?
  6. What statement did the disciples not understand?
  7. Where is the source of sin?
  8. Why were the people who saw the miracle of the feeding of over 5,000 seeking Jesus?
  9. When asking questions of Jesus in our reading from John, what were the people hoping to get in response?
  10. Why did people stop following Jesus according to John?
  11. How badly did Jesus offend the Jews in Judea?
  12. Trace Jesus’ travels in this lesson. Mark the places of significant events.

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