Matthew 12:22-50

  1. Verses 22-23. What do you understand by the ‘unforgivable sin’ interpreted in the light of its context here? Consider the solemnity of these warnings; and note the connection with them of verses 43-45.
  2. What is taught in verses 33-37 about the dangers of evil or foolish speaking? In what way can a Christian deal with failure at this level?
  3. Why does Christ refuge to give a special sign to the Pharisees (verses 38, 39)? What is the significance of his references to the Old Testament in verses 40-423? What can we learn from verses 41, 42 and 50 concerning our right response to Christ?