Matthew 15: Warm-Up Questions

January 23, 2023 in Today's Discussion by TGV

Bible Study Guide/ Matthew 15, (40-BSG-15I)/  What questions or insights do you have about this chapter?


  1. While Jesus and his disciples were in the land of Gennesaret, what two groups of people came from Jerusalem, and what did they say his disciples transgressed? (1-2)
  2. In what way did Jesus’ disciples transgress the elders’ traditions according to the Scribes and Pharisees of Jerusalem? (2)
  3. According to Jesus, the Scribes and Pharisees transgressed what by their tradition? (3)
  4. How had the Scribes and Pharisees made the Commandment of God of no effect by their tradition? (5-6)
  5. What did Jesus call the Scribes and Pharisees who made the commands of God of no effect by their tradition? (7)
  6. According to Jesus, what defiles a man? (11)
  7. Who took offense at Jesus’ teaching of defilement of God’s commands? (12)
  8. What is the fate of the plant other than the one planted by the Heavenly Father? (13)
  9. What is the fate of both the blind and the leaders of the blind? (19)
  10. How can “eating with unwashed hands” defile a person? (20)
  11. While Jesus was in Tyre and Sidon, who came to Him, and with what was her daughter tormented? (21-22)
  12. Who asked Jesus to send the woman of Canaan away because she cried after them? (23)
  13. What prompted this response: “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (24) And what does this mean?
  14. Jesus said to the Canaanite woman, “It is not right to waste the children’s bread by feeding dogs.” (25-26) What does this mean?
  15. When the Canaanite woman was willing to eat “the crumbs from the master’s table,” what did Jesus say of her faith? (27-28)
  16. How soon was the Canaanite woman’s daughter healed? (28)
  17. After the encounter with the Syro-Phoenician woman, Jesus withdrew from the district of Tyre and Sidon. Why? (29)
  18. Where did Jesus go, and what happened there? (30) What groups were brought to Jesus, and for what purpose?
  19. What was “the great multitude’s” attitude after seeing the healing power of Jesus? (31) Whom did they glorify?
  20. How many days had the multitude been without food when the disciples told Jesus there were seven loaves and a few fish? (32-35)
  21. How many men, besides women and children, ate from Seven loaves and a few little fishes and were filled? (38)
  22. How much food remained after the 4,000 men were fed from seven loaves and a few fish? (37)
  1. After feeding the 4,000 men, Jesus took a ship to the coasts of where? (39)
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