Tag Archives: Matthew 12

our clout with God

Matthew 12:43-50 43 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest but does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house from which I left.’ When it … Continue reading

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just one more sign

Matthew 12:38-42 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” 39 But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation is asking for a sign, but no sign … Continue reading

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every careless word

Matthew 12:33-37 33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten, because from the fruit you will know the tree. 34 You brood of vipers! How can you say the … Continue reading

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gather or scatter?

Matthew 12:27-32 27 And if I expel demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons expel them? Because of this, they will be your judges. 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I expel demons, then … Continue reading

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critics of the rescue

Matthew 12:22-26 22 Then a blind and mute demonized man who was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the mute man could speak and see. 23 And all the people were astounded, and said, “Could this be … Continue reading

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getting off the soapbox

Matthew 12:14-21 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted against him, seeking to destroy him. 15 Jesus, being aware of this, left that region. And many followed him, and he healed them all 16 but sternly warned them not … Continue reading

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healing on the Sabbath

Matthew 12:9-13 9 And after he departed from there, he entered their synagogue. 10 And see, a man was there with a deformed hand. And they questioned him, saying “Is it allowed on the Sabbath to heal?”- in order to … Continue reading

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snacking on the Sabbath

Matthew 12:1-8 At that time Jesus was passing through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, so they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat them. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said … Continue reading

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blasphemy and heaven’s king

Matthew 12.  The scribes and Pharisees condemn Jesus for what he is doing.  They do not realize it, but they are committing the unpardonable sin.  They are attacking the work that God is doing through his chosen servant (15-21), empowered … Continue reading

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