Lesson 20 Jesus Pays Tribute Money
Reading Portion: Matthew 17: 24 - 27 Lesson:
1. When Jesus arrived in a place called Capernaum, tax collectors came to Peter and asked them if Jesus pays temple taxes.
2. Peter said, “Yes he does.”
3. Later, Jesus asked Peter, “From who do you think the kings of the earth collects their taxes from – from their sons or from others?”
4. “From others.” Peter replied.
5. “Then the sons don’t have to give anything.” Jesus said. “But to be respectful and not hurt their feelings, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch and in it, you’ll find the right coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”
Moral: We are indebted to do our duties toward the country, apart from our duties toward the church.
Memory Verse: Romans 13: 7 - Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Lesson 19 Jesus Heals the Lunatic
Reading Portion: Matthew 17: 14 – 21; Mark 9: 14 - 29
Vocabulary: Lunatic– a crazy person
1. After the transfiguration, Jesus and the disciples joined the rest of the disciples, who were in the middle of an argument with the teachers of the law.
2. When Jesus asked what was going on, a man came to Jesus and knelt before him. He said, “Lord, have mercy on my son. He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I brought him to your disciples but they couldn’t heal him.”
3. Jesus told the man to bring the boy to him. And when the spirit saw Jesus, it threw the boy into a convulsion (shaking, trembling, like a seizure). He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
4. Jesus asked the man how long this has been going on and the man told Jesus that it has been happening since the boy was a child.
5. The man again asked Jesus to help. Jesus told the man, “Everything is possible for him who believes.” Immediately the man said, “Lord I believe, help my unbelief!”
6. Jesus rebuked the demon and it came out of the boy. Then the boy was healed.
7. The disciples whispered to Jesus, “How come we weren’t able to heal the boy?”
8. “Because you didn’t have enough faith, “Jesus replied. “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Moral: Faith, fasting, and unceasing prayer are essential for one to resist and overcome the devil.
Memory Verse: Ephesians 6: 16, 18 - 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Lesson 18 The Transfiguration of Jesus
Reading Portion: Matthew 17: 1- 9
Vocabulary: Transfigure – to change completely
1. One day, Jesus took Peter, James, and John to a high mountain.
2. And on that mountain, Jesus started changing and became transfigured. His face started to shine and his clothes became super white – as white as light!
3. Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared. They started talking with Jesus.
4. Then, Peter spoke up. He said, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters – one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
5. As Peter was speaking, a cloud came down and hugged them (or completely covered them). Then a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
6. The disciples got scared and fell facedown to the ground, but Jesus came and told them to get up and not to be afraid.
7. When the disciples got up, they didn’t see anyone but Jesus.
8. When they were coming down the mountain, Jesus told them not to tell anyone about what happened until after he rises from death.
Moral: People who live like Jesus in this world shall be transformed like him. Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 15: 51, 52 - Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Lesson 17 Jesus feed the four thousand
Reading Portion: Mark 8:1-9
Jesus was preaching for few days in a wilderness, where they had no food or stores nearby. Great multitudes came to him to hear the word of God and get healed. The third day He felt compassion on the people and He called his disciples and said to them that they needed to be fed. If we don’t feed them before they leave, they can faint or become sick. But the disciples did not understand the mind of Jesus, so they answered and said that this is the “wilderness”, how are we going to get food in the wilderness to feed this huge crowd?
Someone in the crowd had seven pieces of bread and few small fishes. He asked the people to sit on the ground, and then took the bread and fish and blessed it and broke it in pieces. Then he asked the disciples to serve everyone. They fed around 4,000 people and there was still some food left over.
Memory Verse: 1st peter 3:8-9 8Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
Moral: Jesus had compassion on those who were hungry and fed them. We should also be compassionate like Jesus.
Lesson 16 Healing is the Children’s Bread
Reading Portion: Matthew 15: 21-28
1. Jesus went to a place called Tyre and Sidon. There, a woman came running to Jesus, crying out: "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession."
2. Jesus didn’t say anything!
3. The disciples said, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
4. To that, Jesus replied: “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” (The first reason why Jesus came down to earth was for the Jews – but because the Jews rejected Jesus, Jesus came for all men).
5. The woman noticed that He didn’t send her away. So she wouldn’t leave Jesus – She just kept calling on Him, asking Him to help her.
6. Jesus finally answered her, “It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs.”
7. "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
8. Jesus admired the woman’s faith and healed her daughter.
Moral: Divine healing is the children’s bread. To receive it, we should humble ourselves, and pray believing, without getting discouraged till we receive the answer.
Memory Verse: Hebrew 11: 6 - But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
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