Lesson 11
THE FOUR GOSPELS
(Part 1)
Pages 349-369

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1. Why did the Pharisees criticize Jesus for eating with publicans and   sinners?

2. The Pharisees would have had to do a little thinking in order to   understand Jesus’   response to this criticism. What was his answer? (Matt. 9:12,13)   Explain it.

3. Why did John (the Baptist) and his disciples fast? Why did Jesus   and his disciples   not fast?

4. What might be the benefit of fasting for a contemporary Christian?

5. Explain briefly the parable of the new garment (or cloth) and the   old garment.

6. What, apparently, was the most important ingredient leading to the   healing of the   woman with the issue of blood? (What made her whole?)

7. Touching is involved in the healing of both the woman and Jairus’   daughter; but the   touching is different. Explain.

8. Why did Jesus frequently command the people he healed to tell no   man? Did people   generally obey him?

9. What were some of the reasons that the people of Nazareth “were   offended in   [Jesus]”? How seriously were they offended?

10. What experiences and observations led Jesus to say, “Pray ye   therefore the Lord of   the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his harvest”?

11. Why the command, “Go not into any way of the Gentiles, and enter   not into any city   of the Samaritans”?

12. How are we to understand the command that Jesus gave the   disciples in verse 9, page 364?

13. Explain: “He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth   his life for my sake   shall find it.”

14. Page 369. Jesus “departed thence to teach and preach in their   cities.” Is there a   difference between teaching and preaching? How would you   distinguish between  them?