KINGDOM101: Matthew 12

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With increasing popularity comes increasing hostility against Jesus. Matthew 12:1-8 records the Pharisees reaction towards Jesus’ open invitation for all to learn from Him, taking issue with His disciples’ violation of the Sabbath. This teaching explores the principle of the Sabbath to explain how the Pharisees missed the point while doing their best to keep the Law. Henson closes the teaching with NT perspectives so that believers of Jesus will not miss the point of the Sabbath.

Is it still lawful if lawful becomes awful? Matthew 12:9-14 is a continuation of that which started when Jesus invited all to take His yoke instead of the Pharisees’. From that invitation, followed by a confrontation, comes this demonstration by Jesus as He heals on the Sabbath. In this encounter with the religious leaders, we learn that legalism makes lawful awful, destroying ourselves and others.

Matthew 12:15-21 closes Jesus’ encounter with the religious leaders. Quoting from Isaiah 42:1-4, this passage describes the nature of the Servant of the Lord. Learning from the example of Jesus, Henson shares seven principles of how we can be rightly positioned for opposition, and how we are to respond that we may continue faithfully on our kingdom assignments.

In Matthew 12:22-30, Jesus heals a demon-possessed man and is accused by the Pharisees of doing it by the power of Beelzebul or Satan. From Jesus’ rebuttal, we get to learn about Satan as well as the victory we have over him and his demons in the name of Jesus. In this teaching, Henson presents four kingdom principles and provides answers to FAQs like ‘When did Jesus bind Satan?’ and ‘Are Christians supposed to bind Satan and demons’

What is the blasphemy against the Spirit, the unforgivable sin? Henson teaches from Matthew 12:31-32, staying in context and drawing from other parallel passages, showing that both unbelievers and believers must take heed to this warning by Jesus. This teaching will both challenge and encourage you.

Matthew 12:33-37 is a continuation of Jesus’ response to the Pharisees’ opposition against Him. By exposing their words, Jesus exposed the true intent and condition of their hearts. The principle: to monitor the heart, check the mouth. How is your heart doing? What would your words and manner of speech reveal?

After so many miracles and signs, the religious leaders asked Jesus for yet another sign. Surely, it’s not easy dealing with people who refuse to listen or get it. We can learn from Jesus through Matthew 12:38-42. Along the way, understand what the sign of the prophet Jonah refers to and how the phrase “three days and three nights” was fulfilled.

Matthew 12:43-45 may read like a teaching about deliverance but it is really more than that. Jesus was still addressing the Pharisees and His concern was more for the condition of that entire generation than just the deliverance of a man. The same concern extends to the people of the kingdom today. The same questions apply: What are we occupied with? Who are we occupied by?

In Matthew 12:46-50, Jesus closes his discourse with a focus on the family: the kingdom family, a family of disciples, a family of faith. Henson provides foundational teaching about the family and what it means to belong to God’s family of faith and the expectations of sons and daughters, brothers and sisters in Christ.

#84 Matt 12:1-8 Missing the Point

With increasing popularity comes increasing hostility against Jesus. Matthew 12:1-8 records the Pharisees reaction towards Jesus’ open invitation for all to learn from Him, taking issue with His disciples’ violation of the Sabbath. This teaching explores the principle of the Sabbath to explain how the Pharisees missed the point while doing their best to keep the Law. Henson closes the teaching with NT perspectives so that believers of Jesus will not miss the point of the Sabbath.

#85 Matt 12:9-14 Lawful? Awful?

Is it still lawful if lawful becomes awful? Matthew 12:9-14 is a continuation of that which started when Jesus invited all to take His yoke instead of the Pharisees’. From that invitation, followed by a confrontation, comes this demonstration by Jesus as He heals on the Sabbath. In this encounter with the religious leaders, we learn that legalism makes lawful awful, destroying ourselves and others.

#86 Matt 12:15-21 Positioned for Opposition

Matthew 12:15-21 closes Jesus’ encounter with the religious leaders. Quoting from Isaiah 42:1-4, this passage describes the nature of the Servant of the Lord. Learning from the example of Jesus, Henson shares seven principles of how we can be rightly positioned for opposition, and how we are to respond that we may continue faithfully on our kingdom assignments.

#87 Matt 12:22-30 Satan Bound

In Matthew 12:22-30, Jesus heals a demon-possessed man and is accused by the Pharisees of doing it by the power of Beelzebul or Satan. From Jesus’ rebuttal, we get to learn about Satan as well as the victory we have over him and his demons in the name of Jesus. In this teaching, Henson presents four kingdom principles and provides answers to FAQs like ‘When did Jesus bind Satan?’ and ‘Are Christians supposed to bind Satan and demons’

#88 Matt 12:31-32 The Point of No Return

What is the blasphemy against the Spirit, the unforgivable sin? Henson teaches from Matthew 12:31-32, staying in context and drawing from other parallel passages, showing that both unbelievers and believers must take heed to this warning by Jesus. This teaching will both challenge and encourage you.

#89 Matt 12:33-37 Heart Monitor

Matthew 12:33-37 is a continuation of Jesus’ response to the Pharisees’ opposition against Him. By exposing their words, Jesus exposed the true intent and condition of their hearts. The principle: to monitor the heart, check the mouth. How is your heart doing? What would your words and manner of speech reveal?

#90 Matt 12:38-42 Sign Here

After so many miracles and signs, the religious leaders asked Jesus for yet another sign. Surely, it’s not easy dealing with people who refuse to listen or get it. We can learn from Jesus through Matthew 12:38-42. Along the way, understand what the sign of the prophet Jonah refers to and how the phrase “three days and three nights” was fulfilled.

#91 Matt 12:43-35 Unoccupied

Matthew 12:43-45 may read like a teaching about deliverance but it is really more than that. Jesus was still addressing the Pharisees and His concern was more for the condition of that entire generation than just the deliverance of a man. The same concern extends to the people of the kingdom today. The same questions apply: What are we occupied with? Who are we occupied by?

#92 Matt 12:46-50 Family First

In Matthew 12:46-50, Jesus closes his discourse with a focus on the family: the kingdom family, a family of disciples, a family of faith. Henson provides foundational teaching about the family and what it means to belong to God’s family of faith and the expectations of sons and daughters, brothers and sisters in Christ.

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