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Matthew 12 - ESV
At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.
But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, "Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath."
He said to them,
A Man with a Withered Hand
He went on from there and entered their synagogue.
And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"&emdash;so that they might accuse him.
He said to them,
Then he said to the man,
God's Chosen Servant
"Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.
I will put my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
19 He will not quarrel or cry aloud,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;
20 a bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not quench,
until he brings justice to victory;
21 and in his name the Gentiles will hope."
Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit
22 Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, "Can this be the Son of David?" 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons."
Knowing their thoughts, he said to them,
A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit
The Sign of Jonah
38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you."
But he answered them,
Return of an Unclean Spirit
Jesus' Mother and Brothers
While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.[a]
But he replied to the man who told him,
Sermons on Matthew 12
Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Feb 17, 2017
Killing sprees shock us with their cruelty to human life. Yet, how often do we engage in our own killing sprees, mentally murdering those with whom we are angry. Jesus calls us to stop it, and to bend over backwards to make things right with others.
Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 27, 2016
The man at Jacob's well, and in the Temple: the sign of Jonah, and the testimony of the Queen of Sheba.