SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 13:51-58
The disciples say they understand. Jesus says then they are like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new and old treasures.
Jesus then traveled to his hometown of Nazareth to teach. They were amazed by his wisdom and miraculous powers. They knew he was Mary’s son and his brothers were James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas, and his sisters. The took offense because they couldn’t see how he could have these powers. Jesus told them he was without honor amongst those who knew him. Since they lacked faith, Jesus did not do many miracles there.
BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 14, Day 5: Matthew 13:51-58
11a) The responsibility to teach others.
b) The “old” treasures refer to the Old Testament laws and the “new” treasures refer to Jesus and the redemption he brings. Alternatively, you can think of this as the “old” as the truths and mysteries that Jesus (the “new”) fulfilled.
c) Having both the knowledge of the Old and the New Testament gives you a full picture of how to live your life on this side of heaven. The treasures God has given me is helping others through this medium know him. And, helping my family and those I know understand God’s Word, too.
12a) They took offense.
b) He did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
c) Some people will never turn to the Lord no matter what they see or hear.
13) None, in truth.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 14, Day 5: Matthew 13:51-58
I always love the idea of old and new, like putting on your new self (Ephesians 4:22-24). It gives me hope when I sin that I can be new again.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 14, Day 5: Matthew 13:51-58
The disciples say they understand, but how many times have you said you understood when in reality, you had no clue? More would be revealed as time goes on, which is how our journey in Christ looks, too. The more we know, the deeper we grow with God and the more we understand.
The parable of the household or homeowner is Jesus’s last parable of the kingdom of heaven.
You bring items out of a storeroom to share.
Since the disciples understand, they must now impart that knowledge to others. Teachers of the Word must understand so that the people do.
No one can believe a lowly carpenter’s son can do such things. He was a normal boy when they knew him.
We can infer that most people of extraordinary talent or ability are normal people.
Note how important belief is again in Jesus’s healing and helping others. You must believe if you are to be helped.
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