Matt. 15: The Movement Continues
Jesus Begins His Move Toward the Cross
There have been many social, political, even religious movements that have changed the course of history. But no movement has been as great or lasting in its impact as the movement of Jesus. In today’s lesson we see:
- Denounces scribes and Pharisees;
- Rebukes His disciples;
- Heals the daughter of the Syrophoenician woman;
- Heals the multitudes;
- Feeds the four thousand.
This chapter continues the movement of the King, and He is beginning now to move toward the Cross. We have already seen His rejection and conflict with the religious rulers. This chapter advances the ministry of Jesus to the very breaking point with the scribes and Pharisees. There is a lot of action here.
[pullquote_center width=”85%”]Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. (Matthew 15:17-20)[/pullquote_center]
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