Week 2 : Matthew 15-28

Honor God with your commitment of time to study His word.
Examine your heart and pray to invite Him into your study.
Ask God to reveal His truths in the passage.
Listen to what He says and write it down.

Matthew 15-28

Healing passages:

  1. Matthew 15: 21 – 28 (Jesus heals a woman’s demon-possessed daughter.)
  2. Matthew 15: 29 – 31 (Crowds marvel at Jesus’ healings.)
  3. Matthew 17: 14 – 21 (Jesus heals a demon-possessed boy.)
  4. Matthew 20: 29 – 34 (Jesus heals blind men.)
  5. Matthew 28: 1 – 10 (Jesus is resurrected.)

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  1. Maureen C.

    Just a note on the Bible Study today where Suzy mentioned the account of Jesus going to raise the little girl from the dead. I am reminded of how important it is that we surround ourselves with like believers, people who believe in the healing power of God and are uplifting, positive. The first thing Jesus did when he got to the little girl’s house was send out all of the people who were wailing and singing over her death (I’m told they used to bring in outside people especially for that purpose in those days when someone died), and were laughing at him over the notion that she was not dead but sleeping. He had to get all of the people out of the house that could not believe in what he was doing – get rid of all of the nay-sayers, the negative minded, the closed minded – for the healing power to enter that little girl.

    1. Suzy

      Maureen thank you for sharing this truth. So important who we surround ourselves with especially in a healing season. Looking forward to learning more together in this study!

      1. Cheryl C

        Mauren, I never thought of that angle of the story with getting the naysayers out of the way. Really great truth. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Julie

    Thank you, Maureen! That’s a good word.

  3. Bailey O’Brien

    It’s interesting in Matthew 15:29-31 that Jesus was on a mountain (I would think He was praying) when the crowds came to Him and He healed their sick. Like Gayle mentioned on Monday, often times we experience interruptions and through those interruptions the Lord works good things in our lives. That has helped me this week to not grumble when things don’t go as I plan or expect and to appreciate what the Lord wants to do! I wonder if that’s how Jesus felt in that moment, interrupted. Yet He felt compassion for them and took the time to heal them, and He is our perfect example.

  4. Suzy

    What a great observation Bailey. Thank you for sharing. Isnt it wonderful to see God’s heart play out in these chapters. So many treasures as we stop and consider details. Who was involved? How did jesus respond? What questions does He ask? what was the outcome?, how did the conversation go? I am seeing so many different types of Healings where Jesus seems to get to the root need or desire. When a person cries out “Have mercy on me” to Jesus and He doesn’t respond…. mercy seems to be a cry for release of the pain but Jesus waits to respond and when He does, He asks a probing question to find out their real need.

    1. Bailey O'Brien

      That’s such an interesting and good point you make in the last sentence, Suzy! How sometimes Jesus waits to respond so He can help us see our true needs…

  5. Cheryl

    I liked the response of the crowd in the passage that Bailey mentioned. When they saw the lame, mute, the blind, and the maimed healed, they glorified God. That should be our response too – all glory should go to Him!
    A few other observations in these 14 chapters that stood out to me: 1. When Jesus healed, they were healed completely and immediately. Jesus never healed partially or over a period of time. All of His miracles were done in this way. Right then and there! 2. He told people several times after they were healed not to tell anybody. Why? 3. He healed in front of the “naysayers” (the Priests, Pharisees and Sadducees) and continually warned people about “false prophets.” Some of His parables also spoke against them. We need to ask for wisdom and discernment to identify false teaching today. 4. Just as all who were physically healed had to come to Jesus, all who want spiritual healing need to come to Him. The overall message of His life and ministry was to “seek and save those who are lost.” His healing ministry was a visible demonstration of His power to spiritually save all who came to Him too. Chapter 16 ends with this important eternal truth, “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul.” 5. Jesus once again demonstrated that He didn’t perform miracles outside of God’s will. He could have had angels rescue Him when soldiers came to arrest Him but He didn’t. He anguished greatly in the garden of Gethsemane but yielded Himself to God’s will. During His own personal suffering, He prayed three times to not have to go through with God’s plan for salvation for humanity (the cross). But in spite of how much He knew He would suffer, He prayed,”Not as I will, but as You will.” 6. I also noticed a number of times in these chapters that what He did fulfilled prophecy. All the fulfilled prophecy served to establish Himself as the promised Messiah! No other person in history has fulfilled all of the prophesies that Jesus did.

  6. Pam Marshall

    I am way behind all y’all, but I wanted to share with you an insight I had earlier in the study.
    While reading the end of chapter 9 and the beginning of chapter 10 I was reminded that we serve a triune God who has created a triune human race. Our God is soul or the Father, body or Jesus, and spirit or the Holy Spirit. We are the same makeup. God has created us with a soul, body, and spirit. The last scripture of chapter 9, Jesus speaks of sending out workers into the harvest field or to go out and share the gospel and save peoples souls or to heal their souls. The first scripture of chapter 10 Jesus gave His disciples power and authority to drive out evil spirits and heal every disease and sickness. This is dealing with healing people’s spirits and bodies. Our physical diseases are not just about healing our physical bodies, it’s also about healing our soul and our spirit. Our triune body. God bless y’all.

    1. Suzy

      We are all wanting to take it a bit slower because there is so many treasures to gather. We are slowing it down starting next week! Thank you for joining in, Pam, and thank you for sharing!!

    2. Cheryl

      So agree! Thanks for posting! One verse that jumped out at me was “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.”

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