Questions for Tue, Jul 14th (Matt 16-17)
1.) As in chapter 12 what sign did Jesus offer them?
The sign of John
2.) Did the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees represent good or bad?
A spreading of bad teaching
3.) Did the disciples understand what Jesus was talking about?
They thought it was because they forgot to bring bread
4.) What city did Jesus visit next?
5.) What did Jesus ask his disciples?
Who do people say that Jesus is?
6.) What were some of the answers?
John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah
7.) What was the correct answer and who first acknowledged it?
The Messiah, the Son of God. Peter answered
8.) What play of words did Jesus use when he said Peter and rock?
The greek for Peter is Petros (masculine for a piece of rock). Greek for rock is Petra (feminine for a large stone)
9.) Is Peter the rock on which the church would be built? (Ephesians 2:20)
Not alone. But as Jesus said he is Petros, a piece of the larger Petra (the apostles and prophets)
10.) What does it mean the gates of Hades won't even stop it?
Jesus would be put to death but the gates would not be able to hold Him and His kingdom would be established
11.) Who will receive the keys of the kingdom and when?
The apostles on the day of Pentecost. Also Matt 18:18
12.) At this time what did Jesus begin to try to explain to his disciples?
His upcoming suffering, death and resurrection.
13.) What kind of kingdom did Peter probably have in mind?
A physical kingdom
14.) How quickly in our life can we go from being a pillar for Christ to a servant for Satan?
In 5 verses!
15.) What does verse 28 mean? (Read parallel verse in Mark 9:1)
The Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out.
16.) Who were the only ones present who WOULD taste death before the prophecy came true?
From the apostles, only Judas would be dead.
17.) Which three disciples did Jesus take up a mountain?
Peter, James and John
18.) Who appeared with Jesus, what did they represent, and what were they discussing? (Luke 9:31)
Moses and Elijah. The Law and the Prophets. They were discussing Jesus's upcoming departure.
19.) What did God announce for the second time?
That Jesus was God's Son and He was pleased with Him.
20.) Who was the "Elijah" that came before Jesus?
John the Baptist.
21.) Why hadn't the boy been healed?
The disciples lack of faith.
22.) According to the law of Moses for what was this tax used?
To maintain the tabernacle. Now used to maintain the temple.
23.) What did Jesus mean by his question, "From whom do the kings take taxes, their sons or others"?
Since Jesus was the Son of God, He should be exempt from the tax.
24.) Why did Jesus pay the tax?
To not cause offense.
25.) Where did He get the money?
In a fish's mouth.