MATTHEW 9

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Matthew 9

THE AWESOME POWER OF JESUS

 

THE LAME WALK - Vss. 1-7

THE SINNER IS SAVED - Vss. 8-13

THE SICK ARE HEALED - Vss. 20-22

THE DEAD RISE - Vss. 18-19, 23-26

THE BLIND SEE - Vss. 27-31

THE DUMB SPEAK - Vss. 32-33

 

 

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Matthew 9:1-7

POWER ON DISPLAY

 

JESUS SAW FAITH - Vss. 1-2

JESUS SHARED FORGIVENESS - Vss. 2-5

JESUS SHOWED HIS FORCE (AUTHORITY) - Vss. 6-7

 

 

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Matthew 9:1-8

THE MASTER AT WORK

 

HE SAW FAITH – Vss. 1-2

HE SPOKE FORGIVENESS – Vss. 3-5

HE SHOWED AUTHORITY – Vss. 6-7

HE SHOCKED THE MULTITUDES – Vs. 8

 

 

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Matthew 9:1-8

WORDS

 

Jesus was brought a man “sick of the palsy lying on a bed”.  Notice the use of words in this story.

 

AN EXPRESSIVE WORD – Vss. 1-2 – “Son be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.”

 

AN EXASPERATED WORD – Vs. 3 – Jesus’ enemies accused him of blasphemy.

 

AN EXPLANATORY WORD – Vss. 4-5 – Jesus had done the harder thing.  To forgive was harder than healing.

 

AN EXPLOSIVE WORD – Vss. 6-7 – To prove that Jesus had authority to forgive sins, He commanded the young man to get up and go home. The man did.

 

AN EXULTANT WORD – Vs. 8 – The people glorified God.

 

 

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Matthew 9:1-13

FRIEND OF SINNERS

 

JESUS FORGIVES SINNERS Vss. 1-8

JESUS RECRUITS SINNERS Vs. 9

JESUS ASSOCIATES WITH SINNERS Vss. 10-13

 

 

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Matthew 9:1-13

SINNERS ALL!

 

Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

In Matthew 9 we find different kinds of sinners who reacted to the sinless Christ.

 

THE SINNER WHO WAS FORGIVEN – Vss. 1-8

 

THE SINNER WHO FOLLOWED – Vs. 9

 

THE SINNERS WHO FELLOWSHIPPED – Vs. 10

 

THE SINNERS WHO FOUND FAULT – Vss. 11-13

 

 

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Matthew 9:9-13

THE HEART OF THE MASTER

 

If we know the Lord Jesus as our Savior He is our master.  The heart of our Master is for those who are lost.  Let us follow our Master as He seeks to win those who are not saved to Himself.

 

THE MASTER’S CALL – Vs. 9

And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

 

THE MASTER’S CONGREGATION – Vs. 10

And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

 

THE MASTER’S CAUSE – Vss. 11-13

And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? [12] But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. [13] But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

 

 

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Matthew 9:9-13

THE PRIORITY OF EVANGELISM

 

Jesus had many priorities.  One of His top priorities was evangelism.

 

JESUS CALLS SINNERS – Vss. 9-10

Not only did Jesus call Matthew, but he ate with sinners so He could win them to Himself.

 

JESUS CONCERNS PHARISEES – V. 11

The self-righteous Pharisees were concerned that Jesus would associate with those who were such “sinners”.

 

JESUS CORRECTS THE SELF-RIGHTEOUS – Vss. 12-13

 

 

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Matthew 9:9-13

LOVE FOR THE LOST

 

THE CALL OF MATTHEW - Vs. 9

Jesus loved Matthew. Jesus called Matthew to leave his old life behind and to follow Him.

Matthew accepted Jesus' gracious call.

 

THE CONTROVERSY OVER SUPPER - Vss. 10-11

Matthew held a great dinner for his friends who were tax collectors and sinners.  The Pharisees had a problem with Jesus associating with those who were not as pure they pretended to be themselves.

 

THE COMPASSION OF JESUS - Vss. 12-13

Jesus associated with those who were Spiritually sick so that He could win them to Himself.

The Pharisees were also Spiritually in need, but would not admit it.

 

 

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Matthew 9:14-17

TOO MUCH

 

It is possible to catch a fish and not have a strong enough line to pull it in.  The line can break. The fish is too much for the line.

It is possible to pull something with a rope and have the rope break because the load is too much for the rope to handle. It will break.

It is possible to try and add Christianity to another religion but Christianity is too strong and too new for another religion to handle. It won’t work.

 

Christianity is a new religion.  The Pharisees especially were trying to make Christ’s followers conform to the traditions of Judaism.  Christianity is too much for Judaism.  It stands alone as new!

 

THE NEWNESS OF RELATIONSHIP – WE HAVE THE BRIDEGROOM – Vs. 15

THE NEWNESS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – WE ARE CLOTHED WITH IT – Vs. 16

THE NEWNESS OF REJOICING – ONLY NEW WINESKINS CAN HOLD IT – Vs. 17

 

 

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Matthew 9:18-26

THE WOMAN AND THE CENTURION

 

BOTH WERE IN DESPAIR – Vss. 18-20

BOTH WERE DEPENDENT ON JESUS – Vss. 18-20

BOTH WERE DELIVERED – Vss. 21-25

 

 

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Matthew 9:18-25

IN COMMON

 

What did the ruler of a synagogue and a poor woman have in common?

Actually, although their circumstances were different, they shared some similarities.

(For more information see Mark 5:21-43 and Luke 8:40-56)

 

BOTH HAD A SERIOUS PROBLEM - Vss. 18-20

BOTH CAME TO JESUS - Vss. 18 and 20

BOTH BELIEVED - Vss. 18 and 21

BOTH WERE REWARDED FOR THEIR FAITH - Vss. 22-25

 

 

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Matthew 9:18-26

THE GREAT PHYSICIAN

 

A DISPARAGED FATHER - Vss. 18-19 - JESUS COMES

A DESPERATE WOMAN - Vss. 20-22 - JESUS COMFORTS

A DEAD GIRL - Vss. 23-26 - JESUS COMMUNICATES (LIFE)

 

 

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Matthew 9:18-26

WHEN IT HURTS

 

JESUS COMES WHEN ASKED - Vss.18-19

Our Lord still will come to the aid of His followers when that aid is requested. John 14:13-14, Matthew 7:7-11

 

JESUS CARES ABOUT THE NEEDS OF OTHERS AS WELL - Vss. 20-22

Here was a woman who was just as needy as the ruler of the synagogue. Jesus had time for her too!

 

JESUS COMFORTS WHEN HOPE IS GONE - Vss. 23-24

 

JESUS CURES WHEN A CURE SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE - Vss. 25-26

 

 

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Matthew 9:27-38

WHEN JESUS ACTED

 

THE BLIND SAW – Vss. 27-31

THE DUMB SPOKE – Vss. 32-34

THE SHEEP WERE SHEPHERDED – Vss. 35-38

 

 

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Matthew 9:35-38

MULTIPLYING YOUR MINISTRY

 

Many of us would like to be able to do more than we are doing to serve the Lord.

As Jesus ministered, He gave us a principle that will help us see the Gospel spread to other places.

 

JESUS' CONDUCT - Vs. 35

Jesus set the example. He did all that He could. He traveled. He taught. He preached. He healed.

It is important that we do all that we can to spread the good news of the Lord Jesus.

Not all of us can do all of these things, but we are responsible to do what we can.

 

JESUS' COMPASSION - Vs. 36

Jesus cared about the Spiritual condition of those he saw.

They were as sheep having no shepherd.

He wanted to see them come to Himself.

We will not be effective unless we have compassion on those around us who do not know the Savior.

We must be concerned that people are dying without knowing the Savior!

 

JESUS' COMMENT - Vs. 37

There is a great harvest of souls who need the Savior!

There are many that could come to Christ, but there are so few laborers.

What a tragedy!

 

JESUS' COMMAND - Vs. 38

Because the harvest is great and the laborers are few, we can pray that the Lord of the Harvest would call laborers into His harvest.  When we do this, we are multiplying our ministry, and working to increase the number of laborers.

 

 

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THE HARVEST

Matthew 9:36-38

 

COMPASSION Vs. 36

  The sheep are susceptible (fainted).

  The sheep are scattered.

  The sheep are shepherdless.

COMMENTARY Vs. 37

  The harvest is great, laborers are few.

COMMAND Vs. 38

   Ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers for the harvest.

 

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