Matthew 8:1-22

  1. Consider how different the people were who received healing, and how different our Lord’s methods with them were.
    What does this teach us concerning:
    (a) his power, and
    (b) our work for him?
  2. What was so remarkable in the centurion’s faith as to elicit Christ’s great commendation?
    Contrast John 4:48. Note how the statement of verses 11, 12 anticipates the revolutionary developments recorded in the Acts. See Acts13:45-48.
  3. Verses 18-22. Why did our Lord leave the crowds, and why did he check two would-be disciples?
    Cf. Luke 14:25-27.