Matthew 17:14-27

  1. Verses 14-20. What were the reasons for the powerlessness of the disciples?
    What does Christ tell them is the one indispensable secret of success?
  2. Verses 24-27. What practical lesson is enshrined in the story of the temple tax?
    What does it teach about the Christian’s responsibility towards his fellow-men?
    Cf. 1 Cor. 10:31-33; Rom. 13:6, 7.