Bible Study: Saving Faith
Opening Hymn: LSB 608
Creed (Back Cover)
Lord’s Prayer (Back Cover)
1) The Healing
a) What is the tension present here in the text?
i) Has Jesus healed anyone already?
ii) What really scares the scribes?
b) How do forgiveness of sins and physical healing go together?
2) The Call
a) Why would the sinners and tax collectors be drawn to Jesus?
i) What did he offer that the religious leaders did not?
ii) What do the religious leaders not know about themselves?
iii) How does this prevent them from receiving what the Lord has brought?
3) The Old and New
a) Why did they fast?
b) Why do we fast?
i) What were they missing?
c) What is the old way?
d) What is the “new” way?
4) The dead and the alive
a) What does Jesus have power over?
i) How does faith lay hold of that power?
ii) Will everyone who has faith receive such miracles?
iii) If not now, when?
5) The Harvest and Laborers
a) Why were the people like sheep without a shepherd?
b) What do the laborers sent into the harvest do?
Closing Prayer: Luther’s Morning Prayer, pg. 327