Matthew 8:23 – 9:8

  1. In 9:6 and 8 the word ‘authority’ is used to characterize Christ’s ministry.
    In what three realms is this seen in this passage?
  2. 9:1-8 reveals Christ’s power to deal with the deepest trouble of man. What is this?
    How do these verses illustrate the means whereby a man may find this healing?
    What follows from it as a visible proof of it?
  3. Demon-possession was clearly treated seriously by our Lord. What may we understand by the demons’ witness to Christ in 8:29 (cf. Mark 1:24; 3:11, 12; Acts 16:16-18)?
    In what way does the incident of 8:28-34 have any parallel in the ministry of the Spirit today?
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